12-16-2010, 05:51 PM #1
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12-16-2010, 08:29 PM #2Former Member
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Arrest Article 7/7/2010: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38133825...me_and_courts/
Lonnie Franklin Jr., 57, was charged with 10 counts of murder, one count of attempted murder and special circumstance allegations of multiple murders that could make him eligible for the death penalty if convicted, District Attorney Steve Cooley said.
Detectives have spent years investigating slayings between 1985 and 2007 in which the killer targeted young black women and one man. The attacker was dubbed the "Grim Sleeper" because he apparently took a 14-year hiatus from his crimes, from 1988 to 2002.
August 27, 2008 article: http://www.laweekly.com/2008-08-28/news/grim-sleeper/
Task Force was assembled in 2007 under Chief Bill Bratton to solve 11 perplexing murders in Los Angeles dating from 1985. Police have followed several trails, made a few arrests, and endlessly theorized about the killer or killers responsible. Homicide detectives have retired, new ones have joined the investigation. Each group thought they detected patterns, each group thought they had solid leads. Each was proved wrong.
Feb 26, 2009 Article: http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/02...er.california/
Authorities this week released a 9-1-1 tape recorded shortly after a killing in 1987, in the hope of producing clues.
"Yes ... I'd like to report a murder," an anonymous caller says on the tape.
March 11, 2009 article: http://www.laweekly.com/2009-03-12/n...le-survivor/1/
Sole Survivor: Early on Sunday, November 20, 1988, the E.R. doors crashed open at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. A woman had been sexually assaulted and shot, and the bullet that tore through her chest had collapsed her lung and made it nearly impossible to breathe. As workers rushed the blood-drenched victim, Enietra Margette, to surgery, she could hear scattered bits of conversation between two relatives who had raced to her side at the hospital, her aunt and uncle.
Photo Gallery: http://www.latimes.com/media/acrobat...2/58310839.pdf
Article 12/16/2010: http://www.comcast.net/articles/news...leeper.Photos/
LOS ANGELES — Police found a stash of sexually explicit photographs and home videos of scores of women when they searched the home of a car mechanic accused of the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings.
Police Chief Charlie Beck said. "We need the public's help."
12-16-2010, 08:32 PM #3Former Member
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March 23, 2009: http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2..._web_maste.php
Ever since the L.A. Weekly broke the story about the Grim Sleeper serial killer in August of 2008, the news about his ongoing killings, which began in 1985 on the streets of South Los Angeles, has gone global. We dubbed the male suspect the Grim Sleeper because he took a 13-year break before suddenly resuming his slayings.
illustration courtesy of the thegrimsleeper.com
In fact, a few days after the Weekly's first story was published, a Web site popped up dedicated to the murderous antics of the killer and providing readers with theories, a time line, maps, diagrams and even Google Earth images of some of the murder sites, all set off by the figure of a glow-eyed Dracula-esque figure wearing a cape and pointing a gun.
Article on 3rd page down: http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/p...1991_03_15.pdf
It is a pdf - so I can't copy any content here.
12-17-2010, 11:12 AM #4
'Grim Sleeper' case brings flood of calls from families of missing women
Since the July arrest of "Grim Sleeper" serial killer suspect Lonnie David Franklin Jr. for allegedly killing 10 people, Los Angeles police investigators have received 75 calls from the family and friends of missing women, wanting to know the fate of their loved ones.
After comparing information in those calls with evidence gathered in the Franklin investigation, detectives were soon able to discount most of the cases, said veteran homicide Det. Dennis Kilcoyne, head of the task force that tracked down the former city sanitation worker and police garage attendant. But Kilcoyne said investigators were taking a hard look at information generated by a handful of those contacts.
Officials are bracing for more inquiries with Thursday's release of images of about 160 women who were photographed or videotaped by Franklin.
more here - including video
12-17-2010, 11:20 AM #5
Grim Sleeper case: Releasing women's photos agonizing decision for LAPD detectives
Los Angeles Police Department detectives said releasing the photos of scores of women found in the possession of the Grim Sleeper serial killer suspect was an agonizing decision. But they concluded it was ultimately the only way to determine whether they had been harmed.
Detectives said they were concerned about how those images should be presented to the public given that the women depicted were almost all partly or completely nude and striking sexually graphic poses.
"We are just trying to do what is right and decent," said LAPD Det. Dennis Kilcoyne, who heads the task force that arrested Franklin. "We are very cognizant of not causing embarrassment or anguish to the people depicted in the photographs."
12-18-2010, 03:50 AM #6
Five Women Tentatively Identified From Tips
The Los Angeles Police Department has tentatively indentified five of the dozens of women found in photos discovered on the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer's property.
Deputy Chief of Police and Chief of Detectives David R. Doan said that "five people have identified five specific names" from photos posted on the L.A.P.D.'s website. All claims came through their tip hotline.
He said that "three or four of the five at this point" have come forward and said "it was me in the picture."
"We have not confirmed that and we're going to personally interview everyone," Doan said.
more here - including the SK's attorney complaining about LE releasing the photos
12-18-2010, 12:42 PM #7Former Member
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It is encouraging to hear that not all of these 180 women are dead.
12-19-2010, 02:02 PM #8
Grim Sleeper suspect's attorney criticizes LAPD for releasing photos
Grim Sleeper suspect's attorney criticizes LAPD for releasing photos of women [Updated]
The attorney for Grim Sleeper serial killer suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. criticized Los Angeles police for releasing scores of photos of women found in Franklin's possession.
In a statement, Louisa Pensanti complained that the photos were not part of discovery in Frankin's case and that some of the images were of Franklin's family and friends.
"The photographs include members and friends of the Franklin family, all now subject to the intense scrutiny of the public as well as the police," she wrote.
An LAPD source told The Times that detectives had asked Franklin's family to review the photos before they were publicly released so that ones of his family and friends could be removed. But the source said officials got not no reply to their requests. It's unclear whether Pensanti has now asked that any photos specifically be removed.
The LAPD was inundated with hundreds of phone calls, e-mails and other tips a day after detectives released photographs of the unidentified women
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12-20-2010, 04:24 PM #9
Grim Sleeper photos: 15 women tentatively identified by LAPD
The Los Angeles Police Department was inundated with hundreds of phone calls, e-mails and other tips after detectives on Thursday released photographs of the unidentified women that were found in a trailer and garage belonging to Franklin, who has pleaded not guilty to 10 killings in South L.A. over three decades.
From that information, relatives and friends of 15 women have contacted LAPD robbery-homicide detectives to let them know they are alive and well, which investigators said was their primary goal in releasing the images in the first place.
In addition, detectives say they have received 75 tips that could prove important to the Franklin case.
12-21-2010, 11:50 AM #10
29 photos have been removed from the collection.
Eight were duplicates, one was a known victim (ID'd by her family, see the discussion thread)
Most were accounted for and safe.
But "a few have been identifed as missing persons."<-- Watched one too many Hanna-Barbera "teenage detective" cartoons as a kid.
12-21-2010, 06:19 PM #11
LAPD identifies 21 of 160 women in Grim Sleeper suspect's photos
Los Angeles police said Monday they have tentatively identified 21 of the roughly 160 women whose pictures were released last week in an effort to determine whether there were additional victims linked to the alleged Grim Sleeper serial killer.
After identifying the women, police removed their pictures from the LAPD's website. One picture was of Janecia Peters, 25, who was fatally shot on New Year's Day 2007 and was among the victims Lonnie Franklin Jr. has been charged with killing, police said.
12-22-2010, 01:39 AM #12
A brutal but vital approach
Photos of possible 'Grim Sleeper' victims can provide answers
There were a million other things I should have been doing on the computer last Thursday night — working on my weekend column, wrapping up my online holiday shopping....
But instead, I sat clicking one by one through 180 photos of women linked to a man accused of being a serial killer.
I studied the smiles, the eyes, the state of dress, or undress, of women whose images were found by police among the effects of the South Los Angeles man charged with 10 murders blamed on the " Grim Sleeper."
The Los Angeles Police Department wants to know the identity and fate of the women and to account for a 14-year gap in the string of serial killings. The Times posted the gallery online and published it on the front page after it was publicly released by the LAPD.
I can't say what bothered me most as I went from photo to photo — images like the first, a tight-lipped close-up of what appears to be a dead woman, or the last, a young lady with a radiant smile and a missing front tooth.
It would be putting it mildly to say the photo tour unsettled me. It was horribly, chillingly mesmerizing. And I was far from the only one both fascinated and troubled by the images.
The Times' online gallery has drawn more than 18 million page views from more than 300,000 individuals — a level of interest that shocked many in the newsroom. The number of clicks beat the single-day record for latimes.com, set the day Michael Jackson died. These couldn't all be people looking for missing family members and friends. I wasn't.
From the viewer comments it's clear the photos drew plenty of amateur sleuths, analyzing tinfoil-covered windows and tattoos. We heard from the curious and the concerned, the voyeuristic and the judgmental, the prayerful and the perverted.
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01-08-2011, 10:21 AM #13
Four new missing person cases have been opened in connection with this case, though LE stresses there's no proof these four were victims despite their photos being found in Franklin's collection. The names are not given:
This article states that the MP cases date back to the early 1990s:
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_1...56-504083.html<-- Watched one too many Hanna-Barbera "teenage detective" cartoons as a kid.
01-08-2011, 11:36 AM #14
This article states that two of the four missing women appeared in the photos and the other two cases were opened as a result of the publicity:
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jan...eeper-20110107<-- Watched one too many Hanna-Barbera "teenage detective" cartoons as a kid.
01-27-2011, 11:52 AM #15
72 women have now been identified in the photographs and two murders from the 1990s are thought to be potential victims of Franklin:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lano...ller-case.html<-- Watched one too many Hanna-Barbera "teenage detective" cartoons as a kid.
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