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New Billboard Ads Show Composite Sketches of L.A. Serial Killer, the 'Grim Sleeper'

Photo via Office of Councilman Bernard Parks
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Close to 25 years after the first of eleven confirmed murders by the elusive Grim Sleeper, a major public awareness campaign was launched today in South L.A. Seven billboards now feature three composite sketches of the serial killer. Based on the description from the only known survivor, the images reflect what he looked like then and the LAPD's best guess at what he could look like today.

"If anyone has any information, no matter how unimportant or insignificant it may seem, I encourage you to contact LAPD and let them check it out," Councilmember and former LAPD Chief Bernard Parks said at press conference this morning.

Beginning August 10, 1985 and continuing through 2007, the Grim Sleeper has killed at least 10 women and one man. It was only in 2008 when the public learned of the serial killer, thanks to an article in the LA Weekly.