Franklin was reportedly found unresponsive in his prison cell in San Quentin State Prison’s death row, and there were “no signs of trauma.”
“They don’t know why he died,” a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation spokeswoman said. An autopsy will be performed on.
September 2018 – I checked to see if there were any updates to photos and I have not seen any.
UPDATE 8/15/16 – Since writing this post 5 years ago, the police have made big strides in identifying a lot of women in the photographs that Lonnie Franklin had in his possession. Right now, the LA police have stated they have 33 women yet left to identify from the 1,000 photos that Franklin had. You can also click here to see close up photos
Lonnie Franklin Jr, 63, was sentenced to death in LA County Superior Court last week after being convicted of killing nine women and a teenager between 1985 to 2007.
The ex-trash collector was convicted in May of killing nine women and a teenage girl.
UPDATE: 2/5/16 – The LAPD have set up a Facebook page in hopes of identifying a large group of women they still do not know who they are, but it doesn’t look like it has been updated since 2012. Click here to see the page.
The “Grim Sleeper” is in jail right now, going through a trial, but police still need help identifying people. When Lonnie David Franklin, Jr. was arrested they found 180 of photographs and the police are still looking for the people in them. They have been pretty successful finding people and/or people coming forward, but there are still a lot more that need identifying.
The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the subjects of these photographs. If you recognize this person, please call the LAPD at (877) 527-3247. “Callers may remain anonymous by phoning Crimestoppers at (800) 222-8477. Tipsters also may contact Crimestoppers by texting the number 274637 on a cellphone. All text messages should begin with “LAPD.” They may also go to lapdonline.org and click the “webtips” link.”
You can also click on this link to see all the photos.
You can read the original story I wrote back in January, here.