Killer dating description
Rodney James "Rod" Alcala (born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor), a.k.a.
"The Dating Game Killer", is a convicted (possibly prolific) pedophilic, hebephilic, and ephebophilic serial killer, rapist, and one-time abductor currently on trial for additional murders.
After he lured her into his car, a witness followed him back to his apartment on De Longpre Avenue and called the police.
By the time they arrived, Alcala had struck Shapiro with a steel rod and raped her.
A Los Angeles National Forest ranger later testified that a man matching Alcala's description and driving the same make and model of car as him leading a girl down a stream on June 20. When the investigators searched Alcala's mother's house, they found a receipt for a storage locker in Seattle which turned out to contain hundreds of photos, mostly of young girls.
His last known victim was 12-year-old Robin Samsoe, who was abducted on her way to ballet class in 1979 in Huntington Beach and her decomposing body found in the Sierra Madres twelve days later.
In spite of what he had done, he was only found guilty of giving marijuana to a minor and violating his parole and was released after two more years of indeterminate sentencing.
In 1977, Alcala got permission from his parole officer to visit relatives in New York City.
In December of 2012, he plead guilty to both murders.
On January 7 the following year, he was given another life sentence.
While in prison, he published a book titled You, The Jury, in which he denied killing Samsoe and posited another suspect.