2 More Murder Cases May Be Linked to 'Grim Sleeper'
"Grim Sleeper" suspect Lonnie Franklin, Jr., may have two more victims linked to him, following Los Angeles Police Department investigations stemming from the release of nearly 200 photographs found in his home, according to LA Now. Both cases, involving the murders of two women, are from the 1990s, however detectives are not offering additional information, saying the cases remain under investigation.This is the first time the LAPD has made public mention of new cases in possible relation to Franklin. To date, Franklin has been charged with 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder, and has pleaded not guilty to all.
The LAPD created a webpage displaying edited scans of the approximately 180 photographs assembled as evidence from a search of Franklin's home. The goal was to identify as many women as possible, ideally to determine they were not victims, though a tandem goal was to determine if more charges could be brought against Franklin. Among the images were friends and family, and over 70 women have been identified. 62 unidentified women remain depicted on the LAPD's site.