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“This wouldn’t be solved if he didn’t have a hunch,” Handy said of Ellis.“This is a case of a detective who was super passionate.” ALCALA REACTION The new murder charge against Alcala might not change his status.
After years of saying he was innocent of murder, Alcala pleaded guilty in 2013 to killing two young women in New York state.
In the years since the photos were released, Ellis said he and other detectives have taken hundreds of calls and emails from people looking for missing loved ones.
The process has helped identify about 40 women in photos who are still alive and well, Ellis estimates.
Convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala was charged with murder Tuesday in Wyoming in the killing of a woman reported missing in 1977 – a charge authorities credited, in part, to information from the Huntington Beach Police Department.
Alcala, 73, a former child photographer convicted in Orange County for a string of murders in Southern California, remains at California’s Corcoran State Prison and is sentenced to death.
THE PHOTOS In 2013, Thornton’s sister, Kathy Thornton, saw an online display of photos taken by Alcala decades earlier, and recognized the subject of one of those photos as her sister.
After that, investigative work by police in Huntington Beach and Wyoming – and a link to a federal database, Nam US, which matches DNA evidence to remains of unidentified people – helped connect the alleged crime to the picture.
Prosecutors in Rock Springs, Wyo., said Tuesday that one of those victims was Christine Ruth Thornton, 28, of San Antonio.
They said Alcala met Thornton and killed her while on a road trip, then buried her on a ranch in Granger, Wyo.
The man once nicknamed “The Dating Game Killer” because he appeared on that game show while in the midst of his killing rampage may have as many as 130 victims across the country, police in Wyoming said Tuesday, citing estimates by authorities.
Some online news stories mention Alcala may have an estimated 50 to 130 victims, but the actual number is unknown.
That body was found with a yellow top and faded flip-flops, and was eventually identified by DNA evidence as Christine Thornton.