Rosalind Giles

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Above: Giles, circa 1991

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: January 10, 1991 from Los Angeles, California
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date Of Birth: August 17, 1964
  • Age: 26 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'1, 115 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Giles has scars on her neck and right shoulder. Her nickname is Roz.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Giles was last seen in the 400 block of east 64th Street in Los Angeles, California on January 10, 1991. She has never been heard from again. Her family believes she may have been a victim of the so-called Grim Sleeper killer. Several of the Grim Sleeper murders took place during the mid-1980s, then the crimes apparently ceased until 2002, when they began anew. All the victims were African-American women. Lonnie David Franklin Jr. was charged with ten of the Grim Sleeper murders in 2010, as well as one attempted murder. Authorities don't believe these were his only victims, however.

    A photo of Franklin is posted below this case summary. The families of missing women Cathern Davis, Lisa Knox and Anita Parker believe they could have been among his victims. The three females, like Giles, were all involved in drugs and prostitution and all frequented the location near Franklin's home where his presumed victims' bodies were found. Identification cards belonging to missing women Ayellah Marshall and Rolenia Morris were found at his home, along with over 1,000 photos and several hundred hours of video in Franklin's home; the images depicted African-American females, both conscious and unconscious, many of them nude, aged between their teens and middle age. Investigators released 180 photos to the public in an attempt to identify them. Several of the women in the pictures turned out to be alive and well, and identified themselves to the police.

    It should be emphasized that Giles hasn't been named as a Grim Sleeper victim, but her case is still under investigation. It remains unsolved.

    Franklin
    Above: Lonnie David Franklin Jr.

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Los Angeles Police Department
    213-485-5381

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    Source Information
    California Attorney General's Office
    The Doe Network
    The Los Angeles Times
    CBS News
    America's Most Wanted
    The Huffington Post
    Los Angeles Police Department

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    Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated May 1, 2011; details of disappearance updated.

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