Game dating killer
In February 2010, he was convicted again for Samsoe's murder and for the murders of four women in Los Angeles County. At a news conference after Monday's hearing, Manhattan Dist. Cyrus Vance said Alcala would be returned to California, where he is appealing his death-penalty conviction.Should that conviction be overturned, Vance said, Alcala would return to New York for his sentence.Six years later, he killed Hover, also 23 and living in Manhattan.Her body was found in Westchester County, not far from her family's estate.Before she disappeared, she had written the name "John Berger" in a planner, a name police believe Alcala used as an alias while in New York.
"Her senseless murder irreparably damaged our family." Alcala, a self-styled playboy who once appeared on "The Dating Game" TV match-making show, spent much of the 1970s eluding police by changing identities and locales.THE ALCALA CASE: A TIMELINE 1972 — Alcala is convicted in the 1968 rape and beating of an 8-year-old girl. 10, 1977 — The body of 18-year-old Jill Barcomb is found in the Hollywood Hills.She had been sexually assaulted, bludgeoned and strangled with a pair of blue pants. 16, 1977 — Georgia Wixted, 27, is found beaten to death at her home in Malibu. 1978 — Alcala appears in an episode of “The Dating Game” as Bachelor No. June 24, 1978 — Charlotte Lamb, a 32-year-old legal secretary from Santa Monica, is found in the laundry room of an El Segundo apartment complex."As I said, in 30 years I've never had a case like this," she said.Alcala raped and strangled Crilley, a 23-year-old TWA flight attendant, inside her Upper East Side apartment in 1971.
Alcala had lived in New York periodically between 19.