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'Sleeper' suspect might have killed others

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Police in Los Angeles say they are investigating two additional killings that might have been committed by the man known as the "Grim Sleeper."

Detectives declined to provide details, but confirmed they are investigating the deaths of two women who may have been killed by serial slaying suspect Lonnie Franklin, Jr., the Los Angeles Times reported.

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The information was revealed at a meeting with about 100 residents at the Bethel AME Church in South Los Angeles Wednesday.

The church is just a few blocks from Franklin's home, where he was arrested last summer.

"It's important for the police department to stay connected to the community," said Detective Dennis Kilcoyne of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Franklin, 57, is charged with 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder. The crimes occurred in South Los Angeles over a 30-year period. Franklin has pleaded not guilty.

Investigators previously released about 180 pictures of women whose photos were found on Franklin's property in July. Seventy-two women were identified and ruled out as victims, but detectives still need to identify about 62 women, Kilcoyne said.

After the pictures were published, the police department opened four missing persons cases.

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