ABOVE: This was the scene on JULY 7, 2010, when the Los Angeles Police Department was at the scene of the home of Lonnie David Franklin, aka: The Grim Sleeper Killer over at Western Avenue and 81st Street. More possible victims have been ided by the LAPD on April 5, 2011. Below is a copy of the "official media release" from the LAPD Media Division. You Tube video courtesy of mytubeytube. I will keep the community up to date on more details as they emerge, Photos from the LAPD.
|Lonnie David Franklin: Six more victims ided?|
Investigators are now focused on eight females of which six are reported as missing persons. The seventh female is an unsolved murder victim and the eighth is still unidentified. Of the six missing females, four of them weren’t previously connected to the investigation until they were reported to 800 Task Force detective’s after suspect Franklin’s arrest.
Detectives displayed photographs of the six missing women identified by name and last known location. Three of them were connected to the case by evidence recovered at Franklin’s residence. Information uncovered related to the four other missing women indicated they had similar lifestyles as the confirmed victims and each of them had frequented Franklin’s neighborhood prior to their disappearance. The women were reported missing as far back as 1982, with the most recent in 2005. The six missing women whose photos were displayed have been identified as follows:
- 18-year-old Ayellah Marshall, missing since February 2005
- 29-year-old Rolenia Morris, missing since September 2005
- 33-year-old Cathern or Catherine Davis, missing since June 1982
- 27-year-old Rosalind Giles, missing since January 1991
- 29-year-old Lisa Knox, missing since August 1993
- 37-year-old Anita Parker, missing since November 1988
The seventh woman detectives think may be connected to the case is Inez Warren, the victim of an unsolved murder committed in 1988. Warren’s murder is marked by similarities to the others that Franklin is charged with, but detectives need additional information before they can confirm a connection to him.
The eighth individual is an unidentified person, previously listed as #117. She too was found to have a direct connection to evidence recovered at Franklin’s residence. This person’s identity remains unknown and detectives have made a plea for anyone who recognizes her to contact them.
Fifty-five unidentified photographs taken from Franklin’s residence in July 2010 were displayed. Detectives still need the public’s help to determine who and where they are so they can either be eliminated or added as aImage by Antonio Villaraigosa via Flickr victim.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Department’s robbery homicide detectives on a toll- free hotline, 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.
Above: Porter Alexander, father of Alicia Alexander, possible Grim Sleeper victim, comments on the disappearance of his daughter on Sep., 11, 1988, and the capture of fifty-seven-year-old Lonnie Franklin Jr., the man police allege is the "Grim Sleeper." Clip via You Tube from KPCC Radio, Frank Stoltze, Producer.