In 1978, Rodney Alcala was a winning contestant on the television game show “The Dating Game.” Rodney would eventually be famous for other reasons which included ruthless murders of women and teenage boys. As time goes on, suspicion continues to rise on how many people Rodney has actually killed.
In 1979, police in Seattle discovered a storage locker belonging to serial killer Rodney Alcala. Inside were over 100 photographs of women and children taken by Alcala. Police have released the photographs in hopes that the public can help identify the persons pictured. If you recognize someone in these photographs, call Huntington Beach police detective Patrick Ellis at 714-375-5066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charming, witty and highly intelligent, this sexual predator charmed his victims, then killed, posed and photographed them. He left behind so many photos of unknown subjects that now police estimated at least 130 victims. Remarkably, he has last spent the last 32 years in prison overturning two out of three murder convictions, drawing media attention and public ire as he turned the courtroom into a circus.
Convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala, 69, has pleaded guilty in a New York City courtroom to two 1971 murders committed in that city. Alcala, who is representing himself legally these days, is currently on death row in California for four murders, and is preparing to appeal his third death sentence.
Thursday California’s supreme court rejected serial killer Rodney Alcala’s petition to block extradition to New York to stand trial for two murders committed there in the 1970s. Alcala, 68, who has been convicted of five murders in California, is currently on death row. Read the whole convoluted case of the amateur photographer and one-time contestant on The Dating Game, who managed to stave off a murder conviction for 30 years.