Grim Sleeper

Serial Killer + Criminal
Born Aug 30, 1952
Age 62

Grim Sleeper is the nickname for an alleged serial killer in Los Angeles, California, believed to be responsible for at least ten murders, one suspected and one attempted murder in Los Angeles since 1985. The attacker was dubbed the "Grim Sleeper" because he took a 14-year hiatus from his crimes, from 1988 to 2002. On July 7, 2010, a suspect, Lonnie David Franklin Jr. , 57, was arrested.… Read More

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  • Dna Evidence In Grim Sleeper Case Was Taken Legally, Judge Rules
    LATimes - Jan 08, 2014
  • Victims Of Alleged L.A. Serial Killer All Had Children, Lapd Says
    LATimes - Jan 08, 2013
  • Nina Sankovitch: Thanksgiving For 2012 Books
    Huffington Post - Nov 19, 2012
  • Police Seek Help To Id 'Grim Sleeper' Victims
    CNN- Cafferty File - Oct 20, 2012


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1952 Birth Born in 1952.


1985 33 Years Old The known killings began in 1985 in South Los Angeles, California. … Read More
…  The attacker was dubbed the "Grim Sleeper" because he appears to have taken a 14-year hiatus from his crimes, from 1988 to 2002. … Read More


2003 51 Years Old Law enforcement missed an opportunity to catch Franklin because his DNA was never collected. In 2003, he was convicted of a felony and was serving three years of supervised probation. … Read More
2004 52 Years Old Probation officers did not collect DNA samples from people that are on unsupervised probation between the periods of November 2004 and August 2005. During that period, the probation department also did not have the resources to immediately collect samples. Officers did not collect samples until August 2005. Franklin has a criminal record dating back to 1989. … Read More
2007 55 Years Old 1 More Event
His last confirmed murder was in January 2007. … Read More
2008 56 Years Old In early September 2008, officials in Los Angeles announced that they were offering a $500,000 reward to help catch the killer, who has murdered at least ten women and a man in two sprees over the past twenty years. … Read More
On February 25, 2009, for the first time, Chief Bratton held a press conference regarding the case at which police formally gave the killer the "Grim Sleeper" nickname chosen by L.A. Weekly. … Read More
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