California serial killer’s photo album causes concern
SANTA ANA – A serial killer ordered to be executed took numerous photos of women and children and authorities are trying to find out if all of the people in the killer’s album are safe.
Rodney James Alcala, 66, was found guilty by a jury Feb. 25 of five felony counts of murder and one felony count of kidnapping. He was ordered to be executed.
The jury found true the sentencing enhancements for committing multiple murders, murder with torture, murder during the commission of rape, murder during the commission of kidnapping, murder during the commission of a burglary of an inhabited dwelling, and murder during the commission of a robbery.
n 1972, Alcala was convicted of kidnapping and molesting a child in 1968 in Los Angeles County.
Upon serving a 34-month sentence, he was released from prison.
After his release, Alcala lived in Monterey Park with his mother and was hired to work as a typist or typesetter for the Los Angeles Times. This is where he lived and worked in 1977 when he committed his first Los Angeles County murder. He later moved to Seattle for a while.
The albums were found in a locker he had in Seattle.
“Over 100 photographs of women and children that were taken by Rodney Alcala found in his Seattle storage unit in 1979,” said the DA’s office in Orange County.
“Anyone with information regarding the identities of the women and children in the photographs is asked to contact Sergeant Smith at (714) 536-5947 or Detective Ellis at (714) 536-5971 with the Huntington Beach Police Department or Supervising District Attorney Investigator Ed Berakovich at (714) 347-8492.”
You can go here to see the rest of the collection of 100 pictures.
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