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L.A.’s ‘Grim Sleeper’ Serial Killer Targeted 180 Women (Photos)

Photos of  Grim Sleeper’s Targeted Victims Revealed

Photos and video footage of 180 naked women were discovered in alleged “Grim Sleeper” serial killer’s collection. Lead suspect Lonnie Franklin, Jr., 57, has plead not guilty to 10 slayings even though overwhelming evidence led detectives to Franklin, indicating to investigators that he’s responsible for six more murders.

Many of the photos are video are of women and teenage girls, who police believe may be additional victims to the Grim Sleeper’s recorded 11, with Enietra Washington, being the sole surviving victim of the former South Los Angeles car mechanic’s psychotic rampage.

Victims were either shot with a .25-caliber pistol or strangled. Their bodies were discovered between 1985 and 2007 underneath filthy rugs and mattresses in dumpsters and alleyways along Western Ave. in South Los Angeles, an area popular for its dollar motels, liquor stores and pop-up churches.

Franklin allegedly is one of five known serial killers terrorizing women along the streets of South Los Angeles during the height of the crack epidemic of the 1980s. He was arrested in 2010 after investigators positively matched his DNA from a slice of pizza to the semen and saliva found on the victims. His 28-year-old son was arrested on a weapons charge in the summer of 2009. At that time, he had to provide a DNA swab and his father was tracked down through familial DNA.

The attacker was dubbed the “Grim Sleeper” because he went into hibernation for 14-years, a hiatus from his crimes, from 1988 to 2002.

Click continue to see photos of targeted women. –yvette caslin

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1 Comment

  1. zobop republic|Wordpress|com on October 25, 2012 at 11:29 am

    This is Grim indeed! 🙁
    And then we wonder who is really killing [Black] women in our communities.
    Killers truly do live among US.