He won a TV quiz show, is a photographer and a murderer
Rodney Alcala, 66, is a photographer, the winner of a quiz show in the U.S., convicted mass murderer and less than a month ago was sentenced to death.
Police rescued over a hundred images that Alcala had in his house, and published them the hope of solving some open cases of missing women.
Rodney Alcala became the most eligible bachelor of the American ‘reality’ show ‘The Dating Game’ where he attended to find a partner.
According to international media “Alcala was convicted of five murders which weighed against him, including the one of a girl of 12 years old and had previously been sentenced to death twice, but whose sentences were canelled. The killings occurred between June 1978 and June 1979. Alcala was arrested in July 1979 at the residence of his parents in Monterrey Park. Now, some families of missing women recognized him in the photographs.”
The serial murderer was a former student at the University of California at Los Angeles with an IQ of a genius.
He acted as his own lawyer during the trial where he was also accused of torture and murder of Jill Barcomb, 18, Georgia Wixted, 27, Charlotte Lamb, 32, and Jill Parenteau 21.
During the same, prosecutors presented DNA evidence and fingerprints of Alcala to explain the murders of four women.
According to reports, “The killings occurred between June 1978 and June 1979. Alcala was arrested in July 1979 at the residence of his parents in Monterrey Park. Alcala questioned himself on several occasions and presented a video of his participation in the TV show, trying to refute the evidence against him during the trial that began Jan. 11.
Orange County police issued more than a hundred images that may belong to victims of Rodney Alcala but his cases are still unresolved.
Tony Rackauckas, the district attorney of Orange County told CNN that “We took into account the privacy of persons who appear in the photos before deciding to disclose them.