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'Grim Sleeper' Photos Provoke Dozens of Calls to LAPD

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Following the release of nearly 200 images collected as evidence from the home of "Grim Sleeper" serial killer suspect Lonnie Franklin, Jr. the Los Angeles Police Department say they are receiving several calls from the public that may help them work on their investigation, according to LA Now.

The primary goal of releasing a selection of 180 images from the collection is to identify the women in the photos, either to determine the woman is safe, or to name another victim.

Some of the images are described as sexually explicit, and often the woman appears to be a willing participant. During a press conference yesterday the LAPD explained that they cropped the images to show only the women's faces, "hoping the women themselves, their family members or acquaintances will recognize them and contact investigators."

Information provided by callers will be pursued by detectives working the "Grim Sleeper" case. Franklin pleaded not guilty to 10 murders--nine women and one man.