The Los Angeles Police Department today announced the launching of Facebook and Twitter pages that homicide detectives hope will help them identify 42 women who were photographed by the serial murder suspect dubbed the Grim Sleeper.
“If anyone recognizes any of the women in the photographs, Facebook or Twitter may be used to make a positive identification,” police said in a statement. “Simply go to Facebook or Twitter and enter LAPDGrimSleeper.”
The photographs were taken between 1976 and 2010.
Lonnie David Franklin Jr., the so-called Grim Sleeper suspect, has been indicted on 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.
Ballistic and DNA evidence linked Franklin to the slayings of 10 women, many of them prostitutes, whose remains were found in alleys and trash bins
around South Los Angeles between 1985 and 2007, authorities said.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against the former city sanitation worker.
Anyone with information on the case may also call 877-LAPD-247, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.