a few months later, two children attending the arts camp noticed his photo on an FBI poster at the post office. By then, Tali Shapiro's parents had relocated their entire family to Mexico and refused to allow her to testify at Alcala's trial.He was paroled after 34 months, in 1974, under the "indeterminate sentencing" program popular at the time, which allowed parole boards to release offenders as soon as they demonstrated evidence of rehabilitation.Greif's Think Factory Media will produce for Investigation Discovery. “ID has become the premier destination for consistent, high-quality true crime content, and we’re excited to extend our storytelling with our first scripted movie,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.
He had somehow got on the popular game show The Dating Game despite a 1972 conviction for raping an eight-year-old girl.
Rodney Alcala, one of the most infamous serial killers in U. history, would eventually be arrested and sentenced to death in 1980 for the murder of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe.
(He remains in prison in California.) While Alcala's body count is unknown, police estimate the now-73-year-old man killed at least dozens of women, with some counts running as high as 130 – and there are still over 100 photographs of unidentified women who may have been his victims.
When the show was revived with a different format in 1996, Brad Sherwood was named as its host.
Chuck Woolery took over in 1997 when the original format was reinstated and hosted for the last two seasons.