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This time Alcala would spend two years in prison, eventually released in 1977.
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist, torturer and serial killer who evaded justice for 40 years.
Alcala's first known victim was an eight-year-old girl named Tali Shapiro, whom he abducted as she was on her way to school.
After he lured her into his car, a witness followed him back to his apartment on De Longpre Avenue and called the police.
He was arrested two months later for the assault of a 13-year-old.His father, Raoul Alcala Buquor, abandoned the family when he was young. In 1968, he graduated from the UCLA School of Fine Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and later studied film under Roman Polanski (whose wife would later become a victim of the Manson Family) at the New York University under the name "John Berger".When he was 12, he, his mother Anna Maria Gutierrez, and his sisters, Christine and Marie, had moved to suburban Los Angeles. In the summer, he worked as a counselor at a drama camp for children in New Hampshire.In 1968, Rodney Alcala, better known as “The Dating Game Killer,” lured eight-year-old Tali Shapiro to his Hollywood apartment.Police were quick to arrive on the scene after a concerned motorist witnessed Alcala taking little Tali. Alcala fled before he could be apprehended and went to New York.