Post by SoulTrainOz on Jul 26, 2006 20:44:20 GMT -5
Bill Bradford is on death row for strangling 2 aspiring models
Sheriff's investigators are trying to find at least 50 women they have linked to a photographer on death row for murdering two aspiring models in the early 1980s, authorities said Tuesday.
Authorities are investigating whether the women were raped or killed between and 1975 and 1984 by William Richard Bradford, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Web site. Details were expected to be released at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.
In the 1970s and '80s, Bradford, 60, posed as freelance photographer in the West Los Angeles area, taking sexually explicit photos of women he met at bars and "car race events," according to the site.
The site showed women striking poses in 54 photographs seized from his residence in the 1980s.
Investigators renewed their interest in the photos while reviewing old cases recently, but they have had trouble contacting the women, said sheriff's Lt. Debra Lenhart. She said the case has generated leads in Michigan and Florida, where Bradford once lived or traveled to.