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Crime Stories Evil Genius: ‘Dating Game’ killer Rodney Alcala

Even as Rodney Alcala was becoming one of California’s most notorious serial killers, he was a winner of a 1978 episode of TV’s “The Dating Game.” Alcala posed as a professional fashion photographer in Los Angeles to lure his female victims to their deaths. He now sits on death row for five torture murders in California and he also admitted to killing another two women in New York.

The actual number of his victims may never be known. Nancy Grace explores the Alcala’s killings with criminal profiler Pat Brown, forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan, Los Angeles psycho analyst Dr. Bethany Marshall, and Crime Stories contributing reporter John Lemley.

Also this week, Nancy explores the cases of Santa Barbara shooter Elliot Roger, UNABOMBER Ted Kaczynski, and serial killers Ted Bundy and David Berkowitz.
“Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” is a national radio show, heard on SiriusXM’s Triumph Channel 132, five times a day. You can also subscribe and download the daily podcasts at iTunes and Google Play.

[Feature Photo: Rodney Alcala via AP/David Handschuh, Pool]