NEW YORK (WPIX)—The NYPD has released 226 images of people photographed by Rodney Alcala, nicknamed the "Dating Game Killer," who is suspected of raping and murdering as many as 100 women and girls. One of his victims was 12-years-old, another just 8-years-old.
Spending many years in New York, Alcala attended New York University and studied under Roman Polanski, who now faces his own legal woes.
There were at least two known victims in New York, including 23-year-old TWA flight attendant Cornelia Crilley who was raped and strangled to death with her own stockings. She was discovered in her apartment on East 83rd Street back in 1971.
The photographs released are part of a large data bank in Orange County, California. Authorities forwarded to the New York City Police Department, so people can identify their missing relatives or friends. Many of the photos included in the batch have clues that they were taken in the New York area.
Alcala, now 66, is currently in prison for a string of murders in the 1970s. Alcala is now on death row.
If you recognize any of the individuals in the photographs, copy and paste the photographs and email Arthur Chi'en at email@example.com.