Dating game serial killer pictures
The duo kidnapped, tortured, and killed 10 girls and women within a four-month period.
The press, suspecting a single culprit, dubbed the unknown killer the “Hillside Strangler.” In cases like this, attention usually falls solely on the perpetrators, while the victims are forgotten.
Police today have over 1,000 photographs taken by Alcala featuring unidentified people, so Alcala may be responsible for many more than the seven murders he has been convicted of.
In the middle of this killing spree, Alcala appeared on the hit TV show The Dating Game.
Authorities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana arrested Derrick Todd Lee in March 2003 and charged him with seven murders.
His crimes received a lot of media coverage both during his spree and after he was captured, earning him the uninspired nickname of “The Baton Rouge Serial Killer.” Now that Lee was locked up, the police paid closer attention to several victims (most of whom were prostitutes) they’d thought their serial killer had murdered. As it turned out, Baton Rouge had another serial killer on its hands.
The rules of the show were straightforward—the contestant interviewed three eligible bachelors who were hidden from her view and chose one of them for a date.
Gacy is wearing an “S” pin in the photo—something the Secret Service issues to people they have cleared and deemed to be no threat.When talking about serial killers, you are prepared for the creepy, the depraved, and the insane.But when you dig through the lives of these men, you’ll also find incidents where they’re disarmingly human, disturbingly influential, or even wickedly funny.He won the game by describing himself as a banana and asking the contestant to peel him.
Fortunately for contestant Cheryl Bradshaw, she refused to go on a date with him after the two talked in the green room after the show and she found him “creepy.” Smart choice.One of the people who knew Bundy best is crime author Ann Rule. In her book covering Bundy’s murders titled The Stranger Beside Me, Rule shares one of the most peculiar stories about Bundy—how, in 1970, he saved a toddler from drowning.