All told, between 1984 and 1993, LAPD detectives estimate that more than 100 women, almost all African American, [Emphasis added] were killed in South L.A. and the surrounding neighborhoods.It's true that the victims were almost all African-American, but so were fourÂ out of five of the killers.(Seibert, the one white man on the, list killed two out of theÂ hundred victims mentioned.) See my article Grim Sleepers? MSM And Hollywood Shut Eyes To Black Serial Killers.
Some of the cases have been solved; others remain open. Detectives say many are tied to five serial killers operating in the area.
[Lonnie David ]Franklin, 57, has been charged with 10 counts of murder. [Chester]Turner, 43, is on death row after raping and strangling 10 women, one of whom was six months pregnant.Louis Craine was convicted of strangling four women between 1984 and 1987; he later died in prison, at 31. Michael Hughes, 54, was accused of killing eight, four in South L.A. and nearby Inglewood. And Daniel Lee Seibert confessed to killing 13 across the United States, two of them in South L.A.; he died in prison, at 53, in 2008.
WhatÂ the LA Times will report: The victims were mostly African-American.
WhatÂ the LA Times won't report: The killers were mostly African-American