Police Say ‘Grim Sleeper’ Is Now Linked To 18 Murders

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police say they have linked six more murders and one attempted murder to Lonnie Franklin Jr.

Franklin, who has been dubbed the Grim Sleeper, is now accused in 18 different killings.

He was arrested last year for the murders of 10 young women, but police have steadily been identifying more victims.

Among them is 24-year-old Ayellah Marshall, who has been missing since 2005. Marshall’s mother says she expected the news, but it was still hard to accept.

Police say Franklin collected photos, ID cards and personal items from each of his alleged victims.

Roughly 180 photos of women were found in his home and 48 of them remain unidentified.


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