Grim Sleeper Suspect Tied to 8 More Victims

18 likely murders and still counting, say cops
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 6, 2011 1:00 AM CDT
Some of the photos found in the home of Lonnie Franklin are displayed to reporters last year. Police have been poring over the pictures in a hunt for other possible victims.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
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(Newser) – Los Angeles investigators believe they've tied eight more victims to "Grim Sleeper" serial killer suspect Lonnie Franklin. Evidence of some of the women have been found in Franklin's South Los Angeles home, and one missing woman's photo was found inside his refrigerator. The fridge "appears to be his special location" for storing his cache of pictures of women, including victims, said the lead homicide detective. Franklin, 57, is currently charged with murdering 10 women between 1985 and 2007.

But investigators have been poring over photos found in his home of some 180 women in a hunt for other victims. Franklin has been dubbed the Grim Sleeper because of an apparent 14-year gap between the killings he has been charged with. But experts suspect he may have been killing all along. "I don't believe for a minute he was quiet," the homicide cop tells ABC News.

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