‘Grim Sleeper’ serial killer Lonnie Franklin dies on death row at San Quentin

Cause of death will be determined after an autopsy is completed. There appears to be no trauma, per the LA Times.

Lonnie David Franklin Jr. became known as the “Grim Sleeper” serial killer.
(Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Lonnie David Franklin Jr., the so-called Grim Sleeper serial killer who preyed on Los Angeles women for more than two decades, died Saturday while on death row at San Quentin prison, officials said.

“Franklin was found unresponsive in his single cell on March 28 at about 7:20 p.m. Medical assistance was rendered and an ambulance was summoned. Franklin was pronounced deceased at 7:43 p.m. His cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy; however, there were no signs of trauma,” prison officials said in a statement.

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