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REELZ profiles Los Angeles serial killer the 'Grim Sleeper' in new crime documentary

Source: Reelz

Nov. 26 2021, Published 12:54 p.m. ET

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From 1984 to 2007, Los Angeles was plagued by a string of murders that should’ve been splashed across the front pages of every newspaper and been a top priority for the LAPD.

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But they weren’t.

The victims were prostitutes working the toughest streets in the city. All were Black. Many suspect the race and occupation of these women were the reason the LA cops turned a blind eye. When one of the victims survived, the killings stopped and the case went cold for years until he began to strike again. Police nicknamed the killer “Grim Sleeper.”

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An upcoming REELZ documentary revealed that, with the help of familial DNA, an arrest is finally made – along with a shocking discovery that the actual body count of this serial killer may be much larger than initially thought.

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The real question at the core of this story is: What truly allowed the Grim Sleeper to get away with murder for so long, and how many secrets did he take to his grave?

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There is much more to learn when “Grim Sleeper: The Friends Speak” premieres Sunday, Nov. 28 at 8ET/PT on REELZ.

Watch REELZ on DIRECTV 238, Dish Network 299, Verizon FiOS 692, AT&T U-verse 1799 and in HD on cable systems and streaming services nationwide. Find REELZ on your local cable or satellite provider at


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