Dating show killer
Human remains found by a local rancher in 1982 weren’t identified as Thornton’s until 2015.Though evidence located at the scene was dilapidated, it was determined that the woman had been a murder victim, Sweetwater County officials said.In 1968, Rodney tempted Tali Shapiro, an 8-year-old girl, to leave the streets and accompany him to his Hollywood apartment.A witness alerted authorities, who later found the girl alive, though, having been beaten and raped.Serial killers are scarier than any ghost or haunted house because we know for a fact that they really exist in this world.The horrendous crimes these murderers commit are oftentimes too shocking to believe and we wonder how these people weren't caught or flagged earlier in their lives.
In fact, it is estimated that the serial killer may be responsible for up to 130 murders.
Alcala is a former photographer and a one-time dating-show contestant, sometimes known as the “Dating Game Killer,” who has been behind bars since 1979.
“48 Hours” investigated the murders in the episode, “The Killing Game.”But authorities have continued to voice concerns that Alcala may have killed others.
In 1964, Rodney, then a 21-year-old, was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder.
His first heinous crime would come just a few years later…