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Detectives Release More of Killer's Photographs to Identify Women

October 04, 2006|Michael Muskal | Times Staff Writer

Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives Tuesday released about 30 additional photographs taken by William Richard Bradford in hopes of learning if people in the pictures were victims of the convicted killer.

In July, officials released photos of 54 women photographed by Bradford two decades ago. One woman, it was discovered because of her photograph, had been strangled and dumped in the high desert.

About two dozen women in that first round of photographs have come forward.

Bradford was convicted in 1988 for the murders of Shari Miller and Tracy Campbell. He is on death row at San Quentin.

"From 1966 to 1984, Bradford posed as a freelance photographer, seeking to lure potential victims. Bradford photographed his victims in sexually explicit positions, committed sexual assaults, strangled them and disposed of their bodies in public places," according to wanted posters on the website www.lacountymurders.com/wanted/LADIES1.html.

The photographs were seized at Bradford's residence when he was arrested in 1984. The original group of 54 photographs sat untouched for years until a cold case detective decided to take a second look.

Anyone with information about the women is being asked to call the sheriff's homicide bureau at (323) 526-5541 or e-mail LACountyMurderslasd.org.

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michael.muskal@latimes.com

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