Cops Hunt for ‘Grim Sleeper’ Serial Killer

From AOL News:

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25) – They have a sample of his DNA, a description from a survivor and a $500,000 reward, but detectives investigating the city’s most notorious serial killer have hit a wall.

On Wednesday, they released a recording of a 1987 emergency call in hopes of tracking down the man dubbed the “Grim Sleeper,” who has killed at least 11 times in nearly a quarter century.

“It’s a long shot, that’s for sure,” said Detective Dennis Kilcoyne. “I am hoping a couple people call us. … Maybe that will lead us to something.”

… The killer most recently struck Jan. 1, 2007, and his first known victim was in 1985.

…On the two-minute call, a man described to a dispatcher how he’d seen someone drop the body off from the van, then throw a gas tank on top of her. He said he didn’t see the man driving the van.

“I’d like to report a murder — a dead body or something,” the caller said. “He threw her out … the only thing you can see out is her feet.”

When asked for his name, the caller declined.

“I know too many people,” he said, then hung up.

…The suspect kills by gunshot or strangulation, in some cases both, usually after some kind of sexual contact. Ten victims were women, all were black and several were prostitutes. The bodies were all found outside, usually in dirty alleyways a few miles south of downtown.

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