A gentleman who seemed friendly, sweet and quiet, he turned out be someone that came as a shock to many.
For the neighbors, this man was just a normal guy in his late 40’s or 50’s, living a quiet and peaceful life.
But who knew what was going on inside his house and what a monstrous life he was actually living?
The Grim Sleeper, sound familiar?
Lonnie Franklin, also known as the Grim Sleeper was one of the most dangerous serial killers of all time.
Starting out when he was just 21 years old, it’s believed he has victimized thousands of girls.
As almost a thousand pictures were found inside his apartment which displayed girls who were either unconscious, bounded or murdered brutally.
From Where It All Began
Franklin was born in 1952 and spent his childhood as well as adulthood in Los Angles.
While he got enrolled at the U.S. Army, it did not help in disciplining him or making a better person, clearly.
The first woman he kidnapped, was a girl who was only 17 years old.
She was on her way back to home where Franklin along with his friends offered her a ride back to her home.
She accepted the ride and as soon as she entered the car, one of the them, as Franklin told, held a knife and took her to a location which was far away and remote.
Reaching at the location, all three of them, including Franklin, raped the girl one by one.
One even took pictures of the girl while he was attacking her and raping her brutally.
They took her back to the car and drove her back to her house.
When getting out of the car, according to Franklin, she showed interest in him and asked for his number, and he agreed.
The girl reported the whole incident to the police.
The police planned how to catch him by taking the girl’s help.
So, one fine evening the girl convinced Franklin to meet her, as soon as she signaled the police upon his arrival, they arrested him.
Franklin was arrested on the charges of kidnapping and rape.
Initially he was sentenced to spend around three years in prison, however, he got to spend only a year as he was released by the U.S Army.
While, this was one incident, LAPD Detective still believes that this incident inspired him into doing more acts of such kinds.
And this incident also got him into a habit of taking pictures of his victims.