Criminal profiler Pat Brown, noting that Alcala killed Robin Samsoe and at least two other women after his Dating Game appearance, speculated that Bradshaw's rejection might have been an exacerbating factor. They think that something is wrong with that girl: 'She played me.
"One wonders what that did in his mind", Brown said. She played hard to get.'" Robin Samsoe, a 12-year-old girl from Huntington Beach, disappeared somewhere between the beach and her ballet class on June 20, 1979.
Detectives circulated a sketch of the photographer, and Alcala's parole officer recognized him.
Alcala was arrested in late 1979 and held without bail.
In 2016, he was charged with the 1977 murder of a woman identified in one of his photos.
He joined the US Army in 1960, at age 17, where he served as a clerk.
"When I asked why he took the photos, he said their moms asked him to.
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.
Once again, he was paroled after serving two years of an "indeterminate sentence".
In 1977, after Alcala's second release, his Los Angeles parole officer took the unusual step of permitting a repeat offender—and known flight risk—to travel to New York City.
I remember the girls were naked." "He said he was a professional, so in my mind I was being a model for him," said a woman who allowed Alcala to photograph her in 1979. spread after spread of [naked] teenage boys," she said.