LAPD Hunts Resurfaced Serial Killer

'Grim Sleeper' linked to 11 slayings was off cop radar for over a decade
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2008 4:01 AM CDT
LAPD detectives are painstakingly going through old cases to search for more victims of a serial killer believed to have killed at least 10 people over 23 years.   ((c) chadmill)
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(Newser) – The LAPD is back on the trail of a serial killer linked to at least 11 murders over 23 years, the Los Angeles Times reports. The killer shot dead eight young women he had sexually abused and a man in the mid-1980s—then apparently went dormant for 13 years before resuming the slaughter in 2002.

Police realized the killer had become active again when they compared DNA from newer crimes against cold cases. A task force is working through 33 cases that bear similarities to the earlier killings. One earlier victim left for dead survived the attack and managed to provide cops with a vague description of the man and his car, but a search turned up nothing.