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'Dating Game Killer' Rodney Alcala dies at 77

Convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala, known as the 'Dating Game Killer' because of his appearance on the TV show as a bachelor contestant in 1978, has died of natural causes, California prison officials said Saturday. Alcala, 77, was condemned to death row for murdering five people, including 12-year-old Robin Samsoe...
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Condemned Inmate Rodney Alcala Dies of Natural Causes

CORCORAN – Condemned inmate Rodney James Alcala, 77, an Orange County man who was on California’s death row, died of natural causes at 1:43 a.m. on July 24, 2021 at a hospital in Kings County. Alcala was sentenced to death in Orange County in 1980 for the 1979 kidnapping and...
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What Happened to the Dating Game Killer? The Details of His Case Are Terrifying

Before the days of careful vetting and extensive background checks, Rodney Alcala appeared on The Dating Game in the middle of his killing spree in the late '70s. While Alcala became known as The Dating Game killer, his involvement on the reality TV show was but a brief moment in his deadly history — investigators believe that he killed at least eight people and suspect that he potentially murdered over 100 others. In a recent special, 20/20 took on Alcala's terrifying story, which has often been compared to Ted Bundy's. Ahead, we've pulled together what you need to know about The Dating Game killer and where he is today, but do be warned that the details are disturbing.
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Anna Kendrick, Director Chloe Okuno In Netflix Movie Package ‘Rodney & Sheryl’; True Story Of Woman Who Chose A Serial Killer On TV’s ‘The Dating Game’

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has acquired a package built around Ian MacAllister McDonald’s Black List script Rodney & Sheryl. Anna Kendrick comes attached to star and Chloe Okuno to direct a drama based on the true story of the time that a serial killer competed on and won a date on the popular TV game show The Dating Game. The killer, Rodney Alcala, was in the midst of a killing spree in 1978 when he brazenly took part in the show. Kendrick will play Cheryl Bradshaw, the contestant.
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Police Are Trying to Identify Dozens of Women in Photographs Taken by 'Dating Game Killer' Rodney Alcala

In 1979, Rodney Alcala, otherwise known as the "Dating Game Killer," was arrested after police suspected him to be linked to several murders in the California area. Nearly 40 years later, Alcala, now convicted, remains behind bars. But, the killer had a knack for photography, and the Huntington Beach Police Department is continuing its search to identify dozens of women photographed by the killer long before his first arrest, ABC News reported. Police hope to learn if there were more victims of his brutal killings or if these women and men unknowingly posed for a serial killer.

How Dating Game Killer Rodney Alcala charmed justice system and continued his rape and murder spree for years

Rodney Alcala, infamously known as the Dating Game Killer, is one of the most prolific killers ever captured in the history of the United States. Alcala, well aware of his psychopathic charm, continued raping and killing children and young women despite being listed in the criminal justice system as a sexual offender. In fact, the serial killer surprisingly also appeared as a contestant who earned a date on a television show called 'The Dating Game' in 1978 despite his criminal history.
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