Los Angeles, CA — Councilmember Bernard C. Parks brought before the Los Angeles City Council, LAPD Detective Dennis Kilcoyne and family members of the victim’s of the “Grim Sleeper” yesterday morning.

“This reward is one of the highest amounts ever offered and we’re doing this so that the public is aware of this very unique case. The hope is that for the sake of the families, that the public might bring additional information forward to the detectives so that this case can be solved.” said Councilmember Parks.

The “Grim Sleeper” has murdered 11 Los Angeles-area residents in the span between 1985 and 2007. The victims of the “Grim Sleeper” have been identified as Debra Jackson, Henrietta Wright, Thomas Steele, Barbara Ware, Bernita Sparks, Mary Lowe, Lachrica Jefferson, Alicia Monique Alexander, Princess Berthomieux, Valerie McCorvey and Janecia Peters. In addition to the 11 murder victims, there is only one survivor of the “Grim Sleeper’s” attacks. The crimes occurred primarily in South Los Angeles. There was also one crime in unincorporated Los Angeles County and one in the city of Inglewood.

This $500,000 reward is for the 9 homicide cases and 1 survivor case that took place in the city of Los Angeles.

Anyone with information regarding these crimes should contact Det. Dennis Kilcoyne at (213) 473-0346, during regular business hours. Calls may also be directed to the 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Tipsters may remain anonymous.