Los Angeles police reveal 2 new `Grim Sleeper' cases

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Suspected killer Lonnie David Franklin Jr., dubbed the 'Grim Sleeper' for a 13-year break between his strings of 11 murders, is pictured during his arraignment in Los Angeles Criminal Courts on July 8, 2010.

Los Angeles police detectives say they are investigating two additional killings that may be linked to the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer case.

The Los Angeles Times reports detectives revealed the probes during a community meeting Wednesday night at a church just a few blocks from the home where Lonnie Franklin Jr. was arrested last summer. The detectives declined to elaborate.

Franklin is accused of killing 10 women beginning in 1985, and he has pleaded not guilty.

Detectives have released dozens of photos of women whose pictures were found at Franklin's home and garage after investigators served a search warrant there in July. Police say 72 women have been identified and ruled out as victims and four new missing person cases have been opened.

Information from: Los Angeles Times

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