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Grim Sleeper Suspect Tied to Six More Murders, Cops Say: LAPD to Hold Community Forum Tomorrow

The Los Angeles Police Department will host a "community forum" in South L.A. tomorrow following revelations that investigators have allegedly linked six more victims to Grim Sleeper serial killer suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr.

The Los Angeles Times reported over the weekend that physical, ballistic, DNA and circumstantial evidence has led detectives to believe Franklin is responsible for six more killings. He has been charged with 10 slayings.

Former Weekly reporter Christine Pelisek broke the story that the Sleeper was on the loose, and she helped come up with the "Grim Sleeper" title.

Franklin has pleaded not guilty in connection with the 10 murders.

Cops say they don't want to complicate the current case and will not recommend charging him with six additional murders.

His lawyer says that police are just trying to taint the jury pool.


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The LAPD forum happens Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Bethel AME Church, 7900 S. Western Ave. City Council members Bernard Parks and Jan Perry are expected, as well as Chief Charlie Beck, Deputy Chief Patrick Gannon, and lead Grim Sleeper Det. Dennis Kilcoyne.


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