Grim Sleeper serial killer caught "A retired police mechanic"

Los Angeles - Lonnie David Franklin Jr. 57 (dob 8-30-52) Now known as the Grim Sleeper has been caught using a DNA trail. The Grim Sleeper is believed to be responsible for 13 murders and one attempted murder in Los Angeles since 1985. The only survivor described him as a "thin, neat, polite and well-groomed African-American guy."
Detectives have spent years probing at least 11 slayings between 1985 and 2007 in which the killer targeted young black women and one man. City officials kept knowledge of a serial killer on the loose a secret from the public, until 2008 when the Weekly broke the story wide open.
The killer was dubbed the "Grim Sleeper" because he apparently took a 14-year hiatus in his crimes. "Droidzilla media is currently waiting for a updated photo from the LA police department."

Neighbors described the man who lives there as friendly and quiet. They said he was often seen working on cars in his front yard and would sometimes stop to chat with passers-by."He's a very good guy. I don't believe it," said Andre Wynn, an area resident.

The "Grim Sleeper" case has dogged police even though they had the killer's DNA, a description from a survivor and offered a $500,000 reward.
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Grim Sleeper's victims photos
1. Debra Jackson, 29, August 10, 1985
2. Henrietta Wright, 35, August 12, 1985
3. Thomas Steele, 35, August 14, 1986
4. Barbara Ware, 23, January 10, 1987
5. Bernita Sparks, 25, April 16, 1987
6. Mary Lowe, 26, November 1, 1987
7. Lachrica Jefferson, 22, January 30,1988
8. Alicia Monique Alexander, 18, September 11,1988
9. Female Identified as "Margette The only known survivor.Unknown age Attacked November 20, 1988
10. Princess Berthomieux, 14, March 19, 2002
11. Valerie McCorvey, 35, July 11, 2003
12. Janecia Peters, 25, January 1st, 2007
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