The locker also contained earrings that belonged to 12-year-old Robin Samsoe, who Alcala abducted and killed in 1979, Schroeder said.The discovery of the earring in the locker has raised speculation that there may be other victims or that the photographs were trophies to Alcala, she said. Alcala is a predatory monster and we believe that he destroyed many lives everywhere he went." According to the Orange County District Attorney, Alcala was convicted in 1972 of kidnapping and molesting a child in Los Angeles County in 1968.
I knew he was full of shit, because my best friend had just given me the world’s worst haircut (think Sumo undercut) and my green hairdye was seriously fading – no way I looked like a fucking “model.” When I told my mom about it later that day, she freaked out, because she had lived through the era of Rodney Alcala.Alcala is on death row right now for seven murders he committed in the 70s.Mills said he had an almost immediate aversion to Alcala. He was a standout creepy guy in my life." Mills said he still has a difficult time discussing Alcala."Something about him, I could not be near him," Mills recalled. "Just talking about it, I get a tightness in my stomach," he said, "It kind of sinks in slowly. He kind of haunts me a bit." Two more slayings followed the year after Alcala appeared on the show.Alcala's blood was collected from the scene after he cut himself crawling through a window.
Based on a semi-rare blood match, Alcala was linked to the murder," the district attorney's Web site said.
Alcala was convicted for Samsoe's murder in 1980 and sentenced to receive the death penalty, but the conviction was overturned by the California Supreme Court.
A second trial in 1986 resulted in a death sentence, but it was overturned by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
"Although we hope that the people depicted are not victims, we believe the release may help solve some cold cases and bring closure to victims' families." Anyone with information regarding the identities of the women and children in the photographs is asked to contact Huntington Beach Police at 714-375-5066 or the Orange County District Attorney's Office at 714-347-8492.
See all the photos A few pictures of men were also found among the portrait-style photos that were discovered in a storage unit that Alcala kept in Seattle, Washington, said Susan Kang Schroeder, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.
The following month, Alcala raped, sodomized and murdered 27-year-old nurse Georgia Wixted, according to the district attorney.