LAPD releases photos of potential Grim Sleeper victims

This comes from the Robbery/Homicide Division of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Officials believe that the suspected Grim Sleeper may be responsible for several murders that have yet to be attributed to suspect Lonnie David Franklin.

On Thursday officials released several images of woman confiscated from Franklin’s South Los Angeles home.

The images are available on the LAPD website at www.lapdonline.org.

LAPD press release on the jump:

Today, more than 100 images recovered in the possession of a serial murder suspect were made public. LAPD Detectives hope to put names to the faces of the women and learn more about their contact with the suspect known as the “Grim Sleeper.”

On July 8, 2010, 57-year-old Lonnie David Franklin Jr., was arrested for a series of murders, ten women and one man, dating back to 1985. In the hours and days that followed, detectives and evidence technicians recovered thousands of items of evidence. Many of the items seized were photographs and videotapes.

LAPD investigators have assembled a group of images from the photographs and videotapes. The Los Angeles Police Department cares about the welfare of these women and is hoping both the public and other law enforcement agencies will be able to provide information on their identities and whereabouts.

The images depict the likeness of women or a unique feature. It is believed that some of the images are duplicate photos of some of the women. LAPD Investigators also believe that many, if not all of the women, had some form of contact with Lonnie David Franklin Jr., the suspected serial murderer, known in the media as the “Grim Sleeper.”

LAPD Robbery Homicide Detective Dennis Kilcoyne said, “We have a responsibility to identify these women. They may be alive and well, but we need to be certain.”

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