LAPD Opens Four Missing Persons Cases After Releasing ‘Grim Sleeper’ Photo Trove

Just last month, the Los Angeles Police Department released 180 photos of women, found in the possession of “Grim Sleeper” suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. The photos were posted on the LA Times‘ website in hopes of determining whether the Grim Sleeper had any more victims that haven’t been accounted for. The good news is that the LAPD received thousands of phone calls and emails after the photos were published, and were able to identity 53 of the women in the photos. Janecia Peters, who was murdered by the Grim Sleeper in 2007, was identified as among the women in Franklin’s photo bank–which will undoubtedly be a huge boon to the case.

The bad news, however, is that police have opened missing persons inquiries into four women in the pictures, after being unable to identity them or their whereabouts. Again, if you have any information that may help the case, please call (877) 527-3247. Anonymous callers should should use Crimestoppers at (800) 222-8477. You can also text Crimestoppers at 274637 on a cellphone. All text messages should begin with “LAPD.” The police website also accepts tips under the “webtips” link.

Previously on FBLA: LAPD Releases Eerie ‘Grim Sleeper’ Photo Collection