Police in California say an arrest has been made in the Grim Sleeper serial killer case. Read the full CNN.com story
Nicknamed for taking long breaks in between attacks, the killer is believed to be responsible for at least 11 deaths since 1985 in south Los Angeles. The killer targets black women, some working as prostitutes, using the same small caliber weapon.
Officials struggled to find new leads partially because the changing makeup of the neighborhood where the crimes were committed makes it unlikely that any possible witnesses are still around. The killer left behind DNA and fingerprints that police were unable to match to a name.
In May, new composite sketches went up on billboards across Los Angeles as police intensified their hunt for the serial killer.