LA Cops Arrest Alleged Grim Sleeper Serial Killer

Blamed for 11 deaths over 3 decades
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2010 3:05 PM CDT
This undated sketch provided by the Los Angeles Police Department shows a suspect who is believed to have killed at least 11 people since 1985.   (AP Photo/Los Angeles Police)
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(Newser) – Police have arrested a suspect in the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killings, which claimed the lives of 11 people over the last 25 years in the Los Angeles area. The suspect is identified as 51-year-old Lonnie David Franklin Jr., reports the LA Times. All 11 victims were thought to be prostitutes or drug addicts, and all but one were female. The killings took place from 1985 through 2007. Police are expected to provide more details on the suspect and the DNA technique they used to catch him later today.

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