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Tali Shapiro was raped and beaten with a steel bar, but because her parents refused to let her testify at Alcala's trial, he was paroled in 1974 after spending 34 months in jail on a lesser charge of child molestation. Alcala enjoyed photographing his victims – mostly attractive young women – after murdering them and putting their corpses in distorted, grotesque poses.
One photo shows a baby in a saggy diaper toddling near the shoreline, and another shows two young children in swimsuits washing off in an open-air shower on the beach.Police have gotten more than 400 phone calls in a little more than a week.The photos had been in the possession of Rodney Alcala, who has been in custody since 1979 and was recently convicted of murdering four young women and a 12-year-old girl. Prosecutors say Alcala used his camera to lure his victims, and he was seen taking pictures of the girl before she disappeared.Detectives have withheld about 900 pictures because they are too sexually explicit, while others have been cropped for release, said Huntington Beach police Capt. He said he didn't know why his predecessors didn't release the photos years ago.
Releasing the pictures during Alcala's recent trial could have influenced the jury pool or could have jeopardized the verdict and death penalty recommendation on appeal.
"I can't imagine for a million years that we've got him for the only murders he's done." Alcala has been dubbed the "Dating Game killer" because he appeared on the television show “The Dating Game,” as Bachelor No. Some images sexually explicit Nine women have been identified through the photos so far, and all of them are alive. Chuck Thomas said one of them told authorities that Alcala molested her, but he added that the statute of limitations in that case has expired.