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$550,000 Reward for 'Grim Sleeper' Serial Killer Renewed

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It's the highest reward ever set by the LA City Council--over a half million dollars--and today it was renewed. The long-standing mysterious "Grim Sleeper" serial killer has alluded police for over 20 years. It was only recently that police knew they were looking for the same man in a handful of cases.

"For four years, police have known that a single madman is out there, a man whose audacity and sick good luck have made him the most enduring serial killer in California history and the longest-operating serial killer west of the Mississippi," explained the LA Weekly in their story breaking article last fall. "In 1988, he stopped the slaughter for more than 13 years, then killed again in 2002 and 2003."