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Brenda Bries
  • Death date
  • April 6, 1998
  • Age: 37
  • Gender: Female
  • Cause: Unknown
  • Race/Ethnicity: Black

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Brenda Bries, 37

Brenda Bries, a 37-year-old woman, was found dead in the 9800 block of South Figueroa Street in Vermont Vista on Apr. 6, 1998.

Chester DeWayne Turner was sentenced to death in 2007 for the murder of Bries and nine other women.

In addition to the cases for which he has been convicted, authorities believe Turner was tied to seven other killings.

Turner, was in state prison for a 2002 rape conviction when he pleaded not guilty to charges in 10 of the 12 strangulation killings.

Had it not been for genetic links to the rape and killing of a dozen women between 1987 and 1998, Los Angeles Police Det. Cliff Shepard said, the former pizza delivery man and father of four would not have made it "onto our radar screen."

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