Dating game contestant a serial killer
They say, "A check at this address failed to reveal any contact with Christine Ruth Thornton." …
the Social Security Administration -- I contacted them asking if there was any employment record and there never had been an employment record.
He says, "There was no hair."A fire crew conducting routine fire prevention maintenance found Robin's remains in a remote location more than 40 miles from where she was last seen. A: There were 12 days for the animals to scavenge Robin's remains. Police learned Alcala had rented the storage facility and moved his belongings there nine days after Robin Samsoe's remains were discovered.
By the time the fire crew actually found her body, she was just bones. Bridget's description resulted in this composite sketch, which was released to the media all over Southern California. Matt Murphy: Buried under all the stuff was this tiny little silk bag filled with earrings. But when police showed the jewelry to Robin's mother, she recognized a pair of gold ball studs that she said Robin often borrowed.
Chris Camacho | Former detective, LAPD: I was out doing my patrols. Steve Hodel | Former detective, LAPD: A Good Samaritan, a witness, sees the little girl, the little 8-year-old Tali get in the car. Camacho began frantically searching the house for her attacker. So less than three years later, Rodney Alcala was a free man again.
The woman who won a date with him ended up backing out, saying she found him "creepy."Her intuition probably saved her life. Steve Braccini: We'll never know how many women are lucky …
'Cause every woman that crossed that guy's path was a potential victim.
Looking back through this, it was staring me in the face that … Kathy Thornton didn't know the name Rodney Alcala -- but one day, she would. The other love of Robin's life was her mom, Marianne.
It was the spring of 1979 -- Rodney Alcala had been back in California for almost two years and 12-year-old Robin Samsoe was enjoying the Southern California beach life. Marianne Connelly: She was probably the most loving child a mother could have. On June 20, 1979, Robin was going to start her first day of work answering phones at a ballet studio in exchange for lessons. Bridget Wilvurt: And Robin had thrown her beach towel and everything into her bag, and she's like, "Well, I'm going to get going." And I go, "Well, take my bike and don't stop." That was the last time anyone saw Robin alive.