LAPD Release More Photos In ‘Grim Sleeper’ Case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have released dozens of photographs of unidentified women that were found at the home of a suspect in the “Grim Sleeper” serial killings.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou Previews Release Of New Photos

The photos were released Thursday.

Detectives hope members of the public will recognize some of the roughly 160 subjects in the photos and let authorities know of their whereabouts.

Photos and hundreds of hours of home video were found during a search of Lonnie Franklin’s home in South Los Angeles in July.

However, authorities have said they don’t know whether there may be other victims.

Click here: Photos Of 160 Women Found In Home Of Grim Sleeper Suspect, Lonnie Franklin Jr. Anyone with information about the identity of any of the women pictured can call 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).

Franklin is accused of killing the women from 1985 to 1988 and from 2002 to 2007. The 14-year pause led to the nickname “Grim Sleeper.”

All the women were killed within a few miles of Franklin’s home in South Los Angeles, where neighbors knew him as a talented backyard mechanic.

Police also have said they suspect Franklin of killing a man who may have discovered he was a killer. Investigators were reviewing more than 30 other cold case files to see if they can tie Franklin to other slayings.

Franklin was arrested in July after his son was arrested and swabbed for DNA. Using a technique known as a familial DNA search, the sample came back as similar to evidence in the serial killings, ultimately leading police to Franklin.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


More From CBS Los Angeles

KNX 1070 Newsradio

Listen Live