Rodney Alcala AKA “The Dating Game” serial killer was sentenced to death in 2010 Murder And rape. On July 24, Alcala, who was awaiting execution, died of natural causes at a hospital in San Joaquin Valley, California. The notorious murderer and rapist was 77 years old.
Born on August 23, 1943, as Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Bookor, he confessed to a five-year murder, including a 12-year-old girl and a 28-year-old pregnant woman. However, authorities estimate that the total number of victims could be more than 100-120.
The serial killer was active between 1977 and 1979, where most of his confessions were murdered. Rodney is also known for appearing in a 1978 episode of The Dating Game. He was also on the FBI’s top 10 most wanted fugitives in 1971.
Origin of “Dating Game” Serial Color:
Alcala is one of the most notorious serial killers the United States has ever seen. His heinous crimes are similar to those of other killers such as HH Holmes, John Van Gassi Ted Bundy, Among others.
He was born in 1943 in San Antonio, Texas to a Mexican family. Rodney was abandoned by his father and moved there. Los Angeles With his mother and sister at the age of 11.
On the 17th (1971), Rodney Elkala joined the US Army as a clerk and escaped from the barracks. According to a Yahoo’s 2010 report, Was dismissed after being diagnosed with “individual personality disorder”.
The infamous serial killer was a graduate of the UCLA School of Fine Arts and a student at New York University under filmmaker Roman Polanski.
Rodney Elkala AK’s “The Dating Game” serial color crime timeline.
Al-Kala’s first conviction was in 1968 when he raped his eight-year-old daughter, Tali Shapiro. He attacked the girl in his apartment and beat her with a steel stick.
Rodney Elkala allegedly raped and strangled flight attendant Cornelia Curley in 1971, followed by the 1977 assassination of Alan Jane Hoover.
In addition, the serial killer was arrested in 1972 on charges of assaulting Shaporo but was released in 1974 under “uncertain sentence”. Rodney was re-arrested two months later and was elected to parliament two years later.
Assassination of Robin Samsoui:
In June 1979, Robin Samsow was 12 years old Killed And possibly Rodney Alcala raped her. This led to his arrest in July and a lengthy trial until 1986, when he was sentenced to death.
In 2017, a TV biopic by Rodney Alcala premiered on the investigative revelation. Meanwhile, in 2021, Netflix announced another movie about the killer, called “Rodney and Sheryl.” The movie “Dating Game” will be based on his appearance.