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Map: Suspected 'Grim Sleeper' Serial Killer Lived Near Where Victims Were Left & Billboard Seeking his Arrest

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Locations are general. | h/t data to The Grim Sleeper Investigation

Police and victims of families of the Grim Sleeper serial killer had a feeling he lived in the neighborhood. Today the suspect, 57-year-old Lonnie David Franklin Jr., was arrested at his home on 81st Street in Manchester Square, a South L.A. neighborhood.

His home is relatively close to his 3rd, 6th and 9th victims. A little further out were more victims and a billboard that educated the community about the killer and a reward for tips leading to his capture.

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Criminal profiler and CNN/Fox News correspondent Pat Brown told the LA Weekly last year that he believed the Grim Sleeper attacked women within one mile from his home, and works to blend into the neighborhood because he doesn't 'want anyone staring at him."

Connecting familial DNA from his son, who was arrested and had a DNA swab, led police to Franklin, according to the LA Weekly, which calls him the longest-operating serial killer west of the Mississippi. The LA Times noted that a piece of discarded pizza tested for DNA helped police build their case against him.

Franklin is reportedly a former LAPD mechanic and city trash collector.

Previously
- L.A. Serial Killer 'Grim Sleeper' Arrested, Source Says
- Alleged 'Grim Sleeper' Serial Killer Charged with 10 Murders