Lonnie Franklin Jr

Lonnie Franklin Jr., aka the Grim Sleeper, has been charged with the murder of ten women. In December 2010, Los Angeles police released 180 photos of women found in Franklin’s home. They are attempting to determine who these women are, and if they might be victims of Franklin.

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Episode 052: The Serial Killer Cycle, Part 2

on October 28th, 2011 in Podcast Episodes, Psychology, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Last week, we looked at 4 of the 7 phases of the serial killer cycle: the aura phase, the trolling phase, the wooing phase, and the capture. This week, we look at the last three phases: the murder, the totem phase, and the depression phase. By the way, this episode…

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Lonnie Franklin Jr. Investigation Widens

on August 10th, 2011 in Serial Killers, Victimology by | No Comments

Detectives of the LAPD are now looking at 230 missing person cases and unsolved murders to determine whether Lonnie Franklin Jr. was involved. The cases go back to the mid-70’s. The investigation initially looked at sixty cases, but began to expand in May. The LAPD released images of 180 unidentified…

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Lonnie Franklin Jr. Trial Delayed

on June 2nd, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Los Angeles Judge Hilleri Merritt has delayed the initial pretrial hearing for Lonnie Franklin Jr. until August 1st. The actual trial is not expected to begin until sometime next year. Franklin pled not guilty last August. Reports are the deputy district attorney told vicitms’ families: It’s not something we’re comfortable…

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Forensic Studies 003: The Grim Sleeper

on May 17th, 2011 in Forensic Studies, Forensics, Serial Killers by | No Comments

The Familial, a DNA database of genetic profiles of felons, was used for the first time to solve a homicide case in the United States. This was the case of the Grime Sleeper. California is one of only three states that permit this testing technique of DNA (Dolan, M. 2011)….

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Eight More Murders Tied to Lonnie Franklin Jr.

on April 5th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

The Los Angeles Police Department has linked eight more women to Lonnie Franklin Jr., the so called Grim Sleeper. Franklin has already been charged with the murder of ten women. These new suspected victims are connected by “strong circumstantial evidence recovered at Franklin’s residence,” according to police.

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Lonnie Franklin Jr. Arraigned

on March 25th, 2011 in Serial Killers by | No Comments

Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arraigned by a grand jury Friday for the murder of ten women. This puts him on an accelerated track towards trial. Generally, prosecutors would have presented evidence against Franklin at a preliminary hearing. This would be to convince a judge to have Franklin stand trial. But…

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LA Police Investigating Two More Grim Sleeper Killings

on January 27th, 2011 in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

The photos released by LA investigators recently may be baring fruit. The photos were found in the possession of Lonnie Franklin, Jr., alleged to be the Grim Sleeper, and are thought to potentially be of victims. The LA Times revealed Wednesday that detectives are investigating two additional killings. No additional…

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Some of the Grim Sleeper Photos Identified

on December 21st, 2010 in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

Since releasing photos of 180 women found with Lonnie David Franklin Jr. (aka The Grim Sleeper), police have identified 20 people based upon calls and emails from friends, family, and co-workers. Franklin is accused of killing ten women and one man between 1985 and 2007. He was arrested on July…

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Grim Sleeper Photos to be Released

on December 16th, 2010 in Law Enforcement, Serial Killers by | No Comments

When Lonnie Franklin Jr., the alleged “Grim Sleeper”, was arrested in July, police found nearly a thousand still photographs and hundreds of hours of home video. The images were quite sexually graphic. Franklin has been charged with the murder of seven young African-American women between 1985 and 1988, and three…

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