Based on a semi-rare blood match, Alcala was linked to the murder," the district attorney's Web site said.
"Something about him, I could not be near him," Mills recalled. "Just talking about it, I get a tightness in my stomach," he said, "It kind of sinks in slowly. He kind of haunts me a bit." Two more slayings followed the year after Alcala appeared on the show."He was very obnoxious and creepy -- he became very unlikable and rude and imposing as though he was trying to intimidate. In June 1979, he raped and killed 21-year-old Jill Parenteau in her Burbank apartment, the district attorney said.A second trial in 1986 resulted in a death sentence, but it was overturned by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.As he awaited a third trial, Alcala's DNA was linked to the murder scenes of Barcomb, Wixted and Lamb.In that case, Alcala approached a 12-year-old at the beach in Huntington Beach and asked her to pose for pictures, after which she rode off on her bicycle toward a dance class, the district attorney said. "The defendant kidnapped and murdered Samsoe and dumped her body near Sierra Madre in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains," the district attorney's Web site said.
Alcala was convicted for Samsoe's murder in 1980 and sentenced to receive the death penalty, but the conviction was overturned by the California Supreme Court.
"The defendant used the claw end of a hammer to beat the victim and smash in her head.
He strangled her to death using a nylon stocking and left her body in her Malibu apartment," according to the district attorney's Web site.
‘Dating Game Killer’ admits to two more murders Authorities give the credit for the new charge to the Huntington Beach Police Department in California.
Six years ago the department released approximately 200 photographs taken by Alcala, hoping people who knew other possible victims would see them.
He then left the victim's body in a mountainous area in the foothills near Hollywood." The body was discovered soon after, and biological evidence was collected, but DNA technology was not yet available to find her killer.