Lonnie David Franklin Jr. was on probation when voters passed Prop. 69 requiring offenders to submit DNA samples. By the time L.A. County got the equipment, he was no longer being supervised.
Authorities missed an opportunity years ago to catch the suspected Grim Sleeper serial killer before a final victim was slain, because his DNA was never collected as required under a 2004 law, according to interviews and records reviewed by The Times.
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