Rodney Alcala at San Quentin State Prison in 1997
|Disappeared||July 8, 2006 (aged 62)|
|Status||Missing for 14 years, 6 months and 19 days|
|Cause of death||Traffic collision|
|Other names||Dating Game Killer|
|Conviction(s)||Battery, kidnapping, murder, probation violation, rape, providing cannabis to a minor|
When he was 17, Alcala joined the army. In 1964, he was discharged and was diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder. In 1968, he gained a bachelor's degree from UCLA. He committed five murders in California from 1977 to 1979. He was sentenced to death in 2010. He was given an extra sentence of 25 years to life after he pled guilty to two homicides in New York which took place in 1971 and 1977.
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- "Rodney Alcala sentenced to death for murders of four women and girl, 12". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
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