Prosecutors said that Alcala "toyed" with his victims, strangling them until they lost consciousness, then waiting until they revived, sometimes repeating this process several times before finally killing them.
Alcala compiled a collection of more than 1,000 photographs of women and teenage boys, many in sexually explicit poses. Army in 1960, at age 17, where he served as a clerk.
In 1971, he obtained a counseling job at a New Hampshire arts camp for children using a slightly different alias, "John Burger".
In June 1971, Cornelia Michel Crilley, a 23-year-old Trans World Airlines flight attendant, was found raped and strangled in her Manhattan apartment.
The couple won tennis lessons and a trip to Magic Mountain, but Bradshaw declined to go on the date. (In another insane twist, Mills would go on to play the fat-free yogurt shop owner on Seinfeld.) "The people [in the audience] were actually snickering and even low-murmuring boos as to his answers," bachelor number three Armand Cerami recalled that year, as well.
Alcala's death sentence in the Samsoe murder was overturned twice.
Backstage after the show, however, she saw the real Alcala. "He was kind of a creepy guy," Jed Mills, the bachelor next to Alcala, said in 2010.NYPD cold-case investigators now believe that a week after arriving in Manhattan, Alcala killed Ellen Jane Hover, 23, daughter of the owner of the popular Hollywood nightclub Ciro's and goddaughter of Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.In 1978, Alcala worked for a short time at the Los Angeles Times as a typesetter, and was interviewed by members of the Hillside Strangler task force as part of their investigation of known sex offenders.Rodney James Alcala (born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor; August 23, 1943) is a convicted rapist and serial killer.He was sentenced to death in California in 2010 for five murders committed in that state between 19.