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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

How the 'Grim Sleeper' Serial Killer Got Caught Slippin' at a Buena Park Pizzeria

Updated: Sep 1, 2020

Lonnie Franklin Jr. might still be on his South Central Los Angeles killing spree if not for an unfinished slice of pizza in Buena Park. Dubbed the "Grim Sleeper," Franklin stands accused of ten murders--mostly black women--and another attempted slaying stretching all the way back to 1985. The Grim Sleeper avoided arrest, an easy feat given law enforcement's lackluster interest in the case. But when activists turned up the pressure five years ago, it led police to John's Incredible Pizza Co. at the Buena Park Mall.

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