Category Archives: Grim Sleeper

‘Grim Sleeper’ 911 Call

Barbara Ware, killed at the age of 23, whose body was found Jan. 10, 1987. Note: Since the “Grim Sleeper’s”  911 call is back in the news, here’s a post I wrote about it in 2009.   I thought it … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper Photos – Another Look

    I thought it would be interesting to visit the LAPD’s website to see how many images had been removed from the Grim Sleeper photos, presumably because the women were identified. I discovered that Nos. 164, 165,  169 and … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper No. 119, Details

A curtain or some type of fabric can be seen in Grim Sleeper No. 119, which has been identified, according to the Daily Beast, as victim Janecia Peters. I thought it would be interesting to see if I could find … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper, Interiors 3

      Grim Sleeper No. 118   Although some images show a window blocked with tinfoil (Interiors, 2) a few photos show windows blocked with  what appears to be a paper bag attached with blue masking tape. ALSO Grim … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper, Interiors 2

      Grim Sleeper No. 22   The backgrounds in some of the photos show what appears to be a window covered with tinfoil. No. 22, above, is a frame from a video that shows this detail.  Some of … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper, Interiors

    Many of the photos show a woman in the passenger seat of a vehicle. The coiled cord visible through the window in Photo No. 156 made me wonder if this was taken at some sort of drive-in. I’ve … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper No. 91

        When I first looked at this photo, I thought the item in the background might be a calendar. In fact it’s a page of display ads for a sporting goods store that has been placed over … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper No. 139

        Grim Sleeper No. 139 has a bit of interesting signage that says “The Mail Slot” and gives a phone number that appears to be 419-0395. I’m not able to locate this number or business, so I’m … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper Nos. 75-78

      Grim Sleeper No. 76         Grim Sleeper No. 78   These ladies, plus Nos. 75 and 77, have a labret, or piercing, in their lower lip.   No. 76 also has a tattoo on her … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper Nos. 75 and 77

        This is a different sort of puzzle. Grim Sleeper No. 75, top, and No. 77, have a tattoo that reads “Kendreay, RIP or HIP” and they both have a piercing (called a labret) in their bottom … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper Nos. 59 and 81

  It seems that Grim Sleeper Nos. 59, left, and 81, right, show the same woman and may have been taken at the same time.  No. 81 is dated May 8, 2006, which may or may not be accurate.   … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper Nos. 141-142

    Grim Sleeper No. 141 appears to be a Polaroid marked Deborah B. Cleveland, Sept. 18, 2001, although there seems to have been some hesitation about the “18,” as if the writer started with 28 and changed his mind. … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper No. 149

       Grim Sleeper photo No. 149 has quite a bit of detail. The picture apparently shows Frenchie’s Patio Soul Food, which was located 8101 S. Western Ave. (323) 753-2614. The only mention in The Times is a 1998 … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper No. 166

        Grim Sleeper No. 166 is wearing an ID badge reading “Ms. D. Johnson, N.A.” If I had to guess, I would say this was taken professionally and is some sort of graduation picture, and I would … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper Nos. 4 and 52

    I also got to wondering if No. 4 and No. 52 were the same woman. ALSO Grim Sleeper Nos. 48-49Grim Sleeper Nos. 51-53.Grim Sleeper Nos. 56-57Grim Sleeper Nos. 59 and 81Grim Sleeper Nos. 75-78, labretsGrim Sleeper Nos. 75 … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper Nos. 51-53

    Here are three more photos that seem to belong together, Nos. 51-53. Perhaps the women will be more recognizable in context with one another. ALSO Grim Sleeper Nos. 4 and 52Grim Sleeper Nos. 48-49Grim Sleeper Nos. 56-57Grim Sleeper … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper Nos. 56-57

    Here’s another pair of photos that belong together. Maybe these women will be more recognizable in context with one another. No. 56 is on the right, No. 57 is on the left. ALSO Grim Sleeper Nos. 4 and … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper Nos. 48-49

     I noticed in going through the LAPD’s photos in the Grim Sleeper case that several images were taken from one photo. Here’s Nos. 48 and 49, pasted back together. Maybe these women will be more recognizable in context … Continue reading

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Grim Sleeper Revisited — January 1987

Barbara Ware, killed at the age of 23, whose body was found Jan. 10, 1987. I thought it would be interesting to examine the 1987 LAPD tape of the call reporting the death of Barbara Ware, one of 11 homicides … Continue reading

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