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How to Catch a Serial Killer: How One Mistake Led to Arrest of Alleged ‘Grim Sleeper’

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"It's time that justice is served."

Lonnie David Franklin Jr. (Image source: KTTV-TV)

LOS ANGELES (TheBlaze/AP) -- A serial killer preying on vulnerable young black women on the rough streets of south Los Angeles eluded police for two decades until someone rifling through a dumpster in 2007 noticed red fingernails poking out of a garbage bag.

Inside was the body of Janecia Peters that provided clues connecting her slaying to nine others and eventually led to the arrest of a suspect in the "Grim Sleeper" slayings.

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