'Grim Sleeper' Pics: 4 Missing Persons Cases, 53 Women ID'd
After releasing an edited set of images found among "Grim Sleeper" suspect Lonnie Franklin, Jr.'s belongings, the Los Angeles Police Department have fielded hundreds of calls about the women in the photos, and now say they are working on four missing persons cases, and have had 53 women identified, according to LA Now
A total of 79 of the approximately 180 images are in the process of being removed from the LAPD's special online gallery. The LAPD had to edit many of the photos because of their sexually explicit content, leaving only the heads visible for potential identification by the public. They have said they created the web gallery in hopes they could determine that the women in the photos were safe, or if Franklin had any more victims.
The police, however, have not released any information about the four missing persons cases. To date, Franklin has been charged with 10 murders; he pleaded not guilty.