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Alcala was working as a counselor at a children’s arts camp in New Hampshire, when two of the children saw his Wanted poster in the local post office and reported him.
In the years since his incarceration, he has been linked to seven additional murders, including this most recent case in Wyoming. 7, 2013, file pool photo, convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala appears in court in New York.Alcala, an imprisoned serial killer already sentenced to death in California has been charged in connection with the killing of a 28-year-old whose remains were found in southwest Wyoming in 1977. 21, 2016 with first-degree murder in connection with the death of Christine Ruth Thornton.His mother moved him and his sisters to Los Angeles when he was 12 after being abandoned by Buquor. Alcala then studied at and graduated from the UCLA School of Fine Arts.He later studied film at New York University under the tutelage of Roman Polanski.At least one estimate hypothesizes that he has killed as many as 130 people.
Alcala’s parents were Raoul Alcala Buquor and Anna Maria Gutierrez. A military psychiatrist diagnosed him as having antisocial personality disorder, and Alcala was given a medical discharge.
(AP Photo/David Handschuh, Pool, File) Notorious Dating Game Killer Rodney Alcala has been charged with murder in a 1982 sex slaying -- adding another body to his grim tally.
The 73-year-old -- dubbed the Dating Game Killer because of an appearance on the cheesy 1970s game show -- currently resides on California's death row at San Quentin.
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist and serial killer sometimes called “The Dating Game Killer.” He was born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor in San Antonio, Texas, in 1943.
While he was convicted of murdering five people during the late 70s in 2010, some homicide investigators believe that has killed many more.
In September 2016, authorities in Wyoming charged Alcala with the 1977 murder of Christine Thornton, a 28-year-old Texas woman who was killed and buried while she was on a road trip almost 40 years ago.