Alcala is also notable for exceptional demonstrations of cruelty: Prosecutors say he "toyed" with his victims, strangling them until they lost consciousness, then waiting until they revived, sometimes repeating this process several times before finally killing them.
Investigators have found a collection of hundreds of photos of women and teenaged boys photographed by Alcala, and speculate that he could be responsible for many more murders in California.
Early life Alcala was born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala-Buquor in San Antonio, Texas to Raoul Alcala Buquor and Anna Maria Gutierrez.
He and his sisters were raised by his mother in suburban Los Angeles. He joined the United States Army in 1960, where he served as a clerk.
However, the date never happened because the woman found him to be too creepy.
To keep creating new content, we kindly appreciate any donation you can give to help the Murderpedia project stay alive.This is the same year that he kidnapped, raped, beat and tried to kill his first known victim.Tali Shapiro was an 8-year-old on her way to school when she was lured into Alcala's car, an act that did not go unnoticed by a nearby motorist who followed the two and contacted police.Prosecutors in Rock Springs, Wyo., said Tuesday that one of those victims was Christine Ruth Thornton, 28, of San Antonio.They said Alcala met Thornton and killed her while on a road trip, then buried her on a ranch in Granger, Wyo.