Sheriff's homicide detectives plan to ask for the public's help in locating 54 women (!) whose pictures were found in the home of multiple murderer William Bradford, who used to pose as a photographer to lure women out to the desert and then kill them. Some gruesome possibilities race through your head when you see the lineup of photos. Thanks to KFI's Eric Leonard for calling attention to this afternoon's press conference. Bradford is facing execution at San Quentin and detectives are apparently ramping up efforts to find out what happened to the women. Bradford was convicted in 1984 so the cases go back a long ways. The women are believed to have lived in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Culver City, Inglewood and the beach cities. Snippet from the law enforcement alert after the jump:
M.0. BETWEEN 1977 AND 1984 SUSPECT POSED AS FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER IN WEST LOS ANGELES AREA.
SUSPECT USUALLY MET FEMALES AT CAR RACE EVENTS AND BARS. SUSPECT WOULD EVENTUALLY PHOTOGRAPH FEMALES
IN SEXUALLY EXPLICIT POSITIONS, STRANGLE THEM AND DISPOSE THEIR BODIES IN THE NORTHERN LOS ANGELES DESERTS.
DURING A SUBSEQUENT SEARCH WARRANT SERVED AT THE SUSPECT'S RESIDENCE, PHOTOGRAPHS OF MISCELLANEOUS FEMALES WERE RECOVERED AMONGST OTHER INCRIMINATING EVIDENCE.
Los Angeles County Homicide Investigators are seeking the public's assistance in locating and identifying the depicted females.
The individuals portrayed in the photographs may have been victims of foul play between 1977 and 1984.
Photo: L.A. Sheriff's Department