Dating game contestant arrested
When he was 12, he, his mother Anna Maria Gutierrez, and his sisters, Christine and Marie, moved to suburban Los Angeles. In the summer, he worked as a counselor at a drama camp for children in New Hampshire.
Alcala's first known victim was an eight-year-old girl named Tali Shapiro, whom he abducted as she was on her way to school.
Since her body hadn't yet been found, he was let go.
He was also questioned as a convicted sex offender in connection with the Hillside Strangler investigation.
When the FBI connected him to his old alias, they questioned him.
He confessed to knowing Hover but denied committing the murder.
He received indeterminate sentencing, which meant he would be released from incarceration when he proved himself rehabilitated (the system was popular in the 1970s when sex offenders were convicted).
After 34 months, in 1974, he was released and kidnapped a 13-year-old girl named as "Julie J." in court records, forced her to smoke marijuana and kissed her.
In spite of what he had done, he was only found guilty of giving marijuana to a minor and violating his parole and was released after two more years of indeterminate sentencing.
In 1977, Alcala got permission from his parole officer to visit relatives in New York City.
Earlier on the day of Samsoe's disappearance, Alcala had been seen trying to get her and one of her friends to get into swimsuits so he could take pictures of them but was chased away by a neighbor.
The previous day, he had tried to convince two teenage girls to do so by offering them marijuana.
In 1978, in spite of his criminal record, Alcala was admitted as "Bachelor No. The host introduced him as a successful professional photographer.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating