The dating game killer
She was finally identified in 2014 after DNA linked her to her sister. Thornton’s sisters had provided their DNA to the CODIS system and they were able to get an identification because her sisters never gave up looking for her,” says Erramouspe.“If it wasn’t for Christine’s family continuing to look for her … ” Erramouspe says Thornton’s family recognized a photo of her at six-months pregnant sitting on top of a Kawasaki motorcycle wearing a yellow top: Thornton’s photo was one of hundreds released by the Huntington Beach Police Department in 2010 after Alcala was sentenced to death.Convicted California serial killer Rodney Alcala was charged with murder Tuesday in the cold case slaying of a Wyoming woman nearly four decades ago.Alcala, a former photographer and typesetter for the , was previously convicted of the strangulation murder of a 12-year-old ballet student in Huntington Beach, California, as well as four Los Angeles-area women.“The area is very distinct,” he says, adding, “The photo was taken very close to where her remains were found.” He says, “The clothing that she is wearing in the picture is the clothing that were with her remains.The jewelry that was on her hand in the picture is the jewelry that was there with the remains.
A smooth talker with a near-genius IQ, Alcala preyed on young attractive women, luring some of them by telling them he was a professional photographer who wanted to enter their pictures in a photography contest.
“I started to feel ill,” Bradshaw told the Sydney Telegraph in 2012. I remember him because I told my brother about this one guy who was kind of good-looking but kind of creepy.
He was always looking down and not making eye contact.” Had the popular dating show performed background checks on their bachelors, they would have discovered that this “kind of good-looking but kind of creepy” guy had already spent three years in prison for raping and beating an eight-year-old girl (he’d done the same to a 13-year-old too), which landed him on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List.
“Of course they’ve both killed people, but Huck is a more socially awkward type of guy who regrets the things he’s done,” Diaz tells “Rodney Alcala has an almost genius IQ and is super charming and was always super upbeat and happy.
Women and children were drawn to him, and that’s how he lured people into his world and was able to do all of these horrific things.