During that period, Crilley was found raped and strangled with her nylon stockings in her Manhattan apartment.Around that time, Alcala was working at a summer camp for girls in New Hampshire, authorities said."They never really recovered." Hover's stepsisters declined to appear in court.Instead, prosecutor Alex Spiro read a letter on their behalf, the Journal reported.New York police had long considered Alcala a suspect in the slayings of Crilley and Hover and had taken impressions of his teeth in 2003.Alcala had lived in New York periodically between 19.
^^ That was his response when asked his favorite time of day.
The Southern California killings began just a few months later.
THE ALCALA CASE: A TIMELINE 1972 — Alcala is convicted in the 1968 rape and beating of an 8-year-old girl. 10, 1977 — The body of 18-year-old Jill Barcomb is found in the Hollywood Hills.
Alcala was killing people before and after being on “The Dating Game.” His preferred method of killing was to either strangle or bludgeon his victims to death. But a series of appeals led to his death sentence being overturned, twice, on technicalities.
A new trial would start with Acala charged for five murders (including the murder of Robin Samsoe).