Dating game contestant killed
Diaz had to find a middle ground in portraying the character — so viewers would understand the insanity of what Alcala did and also appreciate how he could lure so many victims to their deaths.“I tried to sort of focus on the humanity of this guy.All those positive qualities — and then when he would go to the dark side and kill people," he said.
A forensic dentist later found that a bite mark on Crilley's body was consistent with Alcala's impression, a law enforcement official said in December.Her lunch date's name, authorities later said, was an alias that Alcala used.Alcala had been a suspect in Crilley's death for several years.Wixted was beaten with the claw end of a hammer, the district attorney said. Three more murders followed Alcala's appearance on the show, the district attorney said.Alcala "strangled her to death using a nylon stocking and left her body in her Malibu apartment," according to the district attorney's Web site. In June 1979, he beat, raped and strangled Charlotte Lamb, a 33-year-old legal secretary, with her shoelace in the laundry room of her El Segundo apartment complex, according to the district attorney's office. The same month, according to the district attorney's office, Alcala raped and murdered 21-year-old Parenteau in her Burbank apartment. Alcala's blood was collected from the scene after he cut himself crawling out a window, the district attorney said.