But, more often, he appeared with that handsome face and winning smile and told young beauties he was a professional photographer.

And they went off with him willingly and usually ended up getting r*ped and strangled.

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In the years since his incarceration, he has been convicted of or pled guilty to six additional murders—most recently in 2013, for the 1971 slaying of Cornelia Crilley and the 1977 slaying of Ellen Hover, both of New York state.

Now, Alcala has been indicted for an eighth, the death of Christine Thornton.

He had friends, girlfriends who never suspected..so they say.

But, like Ted Bundy, once his randomly chosen victims were in his clutches, the charm disappeared and the vicious, sadistic r*pist took center stage. But his first run-in with the law came in 1968 when he lured an 8-year-old, Tali Shapiro, to his Los Angeles apartment and beat her with a lead pipe before r*ping her.

The most intriguing true crime tales are those that continue to evolve, uncovering new evidence even after the person to blame has been in prison for decades.

That is certainly what happened in the case of serial killer Rodney Alcala, also known as the “Dating Game Killer.” Alcala has been behind bars in California since 1979, but as recently as September 2016, the sordid story of his crimes continued to unfold.Several families also believe they recognized loved ones who disappeared and were never found.Related: The Best True Crime Books You’ve Ever Read It wasn’t until very recently that Alcala was actually charged with a crime related to the photographs released by the police.Related: 7 life lessons I learned from Alcala worked as a photographer in the 1970s.When he was arrested, authorities discovered hundreds of photos of unidentified women in a storage locker he rented in Seattle.She is only the latest victim to be linked to Alcala, called the “Dating Game Killer” thanks to his prize-winning appearance TV’s Alcala has been in prison since 1979 for the murder of a 12-year-old girl, Robin Samsoe, in California.