Killer dating description
When he was 12, he, his mother Anna Maria Gutierrez, and his sisters, Christine and Marie, moved to suburban Los Angeles. In the summer, he worked as a counselor at a drama camp for children in New Hampshire.
Alcala's first known victim was an eight-year-old girl named Tali Shapiro, whom he abducted as she was on her way to school.
They reported Alcala to the authorities, leading to him being extradited to California.
Because Shapiro's family had moved to Mexico and wouldn't let their daughter testify, Alcala got off with a guilty plea for a lesser assault charge.
In 1978, in spite of his criminal record, Alcala was admitted as "Bachelor No. The host introduced him as a successful professional photographer.
Though Alcala won the contest, the female contestant wouldn't go on a date with him because she thought he was "creepy".
Shortly after arriving (coincidentally during the time that Son of Sam was active), he is believed to have killed Ellen Jane Hover, a 23-year-old socialite.
After 34 months, in 1974, he was released and kidnapped a 13-year-old girl named as "Julie J." in court records, forced her to smoke marijuana and kissed 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.