Dating game serial killer

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Rodney’s victims were mainly women and young girls.Some call him ‘The Killing Machine’ but he is mostly known as ‘The Dating Game Killer’, a name that was adopted after he appeared on ‘The Dating Game’ show in 1978 amid his atrocities.Not only was he a contestant but he was picked as the winner at the end of the episode.Rodney Alcala’s early life was a little disjointed.

Released after some 34 months, the serial killer got a typesetting job in Los Angeles and subsequently, became a self-acclaimed professional photographer.Before we delve into The Dating Game event, let us dig a little deep into the life of the killer.He was born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor on August 23, 1943, to Raoul Alcala Buquor and Anna Maria Gutierrez, his Mexican parents in San Antonio, Texas.Moving to New Hampshire, Alcala changed his name to John Berger and worked as a counselor at an arts camp for children.Having been included on FBI’s most wanted list, two of the children recognized his photo from the list in their local post office and reported immediately.

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