Dating game album
The prosecutor said he is seeking to bring Alcala to Wyoming to get justice in the 1977 killing, but no timeline exists for the move.
Alcala’s crimes stretch back to 1968, when he raped and beat an 8-year-old girl — crimes he was convicted of four years later. Tony Rackauckas declared: “Rodney Alcala is the poster child for the death penalty.” Many of the detectives who worked the case believe Thornton won’t be the last victim tied to the killer.“Him being behind bars since 1979 probably saved a lot of lives,” said Cliff Shepard, a retired cold case detective with the Los Angeles Police [email protected] @lacrimes on Twitter.
Oh yeah, and you’d be on national primetime television… Unfortunately, there was an engineers’ strike at ABC at the time and management had to man the cameras. I said, “But what about when your own staff has to sub…?
During the rehearsal, one of the cameramen recognized me and mentioned casually that my father worked for ABC radio.
“He likes to talk.” Prosecutors say Alcala met Thornton, who was from Texas, during a road trip and buried her in a remote area. Thornton’s family never knew what happened to the expectant mother, but contacted Huntington Beach police when they saw her photo.
The aging photograph was found among Alcala’s possessions by Huntington Beach police, but it was only recently that the dead woman’s sister recognized Thornton among the images.
The photo shows a smiling woman in jeans, a yellow blouse and flip-flops sitting atop a Kawasaki 500 motorcycle in a sage-studded desert.
Nearly four decades after a pregnant woman’s body was found on a Wyoming ranch, prosecutors have connected her death to one of California’s most prolific serial killers, Rodney Alcala.
On Tuesday, prosecutors in Sweetwater County, Wyo., charged Alcala with the 1977 killing of Christine Ruth Thornton after discovering a photo that Alcala had snapped of her before her death.