25-year-old Alcala lured into his car then brought her to his Hollywood apartment in 1968.
When LAPD police arrived at Alcala’s slovenly home to question him about another rape-murder, they found the child lying face down in a large pool of blood on his kitchen floor.
Many people have heard about the Dating Game killer.
The Dating Game was a silly but often comical game show where a panel of three eligible bachelors competed for a dream date with an attractive, single woman.
Years later, the prosecution for a second trial tracked down the Shapiro family, asking if they would return to testify but they refused; they felt little Tali had been traumatized enough by Alcala and wouldn’t put her through another ordeal.
Thirty years later, Shapiro had the courage to face Alcala in court.
She was conspicuously absent during Alcala’s murder trials.
Some photographs Alcala took during his murder spree showed remote settings similar to the region where Samsoe’s body was found. One photograph was of a young boy about 10 years old, shirtless and smiling broadly for the camera. The Dating Game Incredibly, after the murder Alcala committed in 1968 and knowing that the LAPD were looking for him, Alcala had the audacity to appear on the Dating Game.
He plastered their pictures all over the walls of his modest studio apartment for his own personal use.
Many of these girls weren’t just the subject of photographs – they were rape and murder victims. Alcala was born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor in San Antonio, Texas, to Raoul Alcala Buquor and Anna Maria Gutierrez. Army in 1960, at age 17, where he served as a clerk.
“ Leedom said Alcala never made any sexual advances towards her.