Another Grim Sleeper scoop from Christine Pelisek and Jill Stewart at the LA Weekly. They say the LAPD staked out a house on West 81st Street three doors away from eventual suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr., while looking for the serial killer in 1988. "We were very close, but not close enough, honestly," LAPD detective Dennis Kilcoyne says. "We had nothing to push us over the edge."
* Good LAT story too: The Los Angeles County Probation Department missed by six weeks collecting DNA from Franklin, Jack Leonard reports.