Serial Killer Alcala Charged in Two New York Murders

January 28, 2011

(ChattahBox U.S. News)—Convicted murderer Rodney Alcala has already been sentenced to death more than once for the murders of five different women in California, but now it appears his serial killing spree was not limited to the West coast. Alcala has now been indicted for two murders that took place in New York City in the 1970s, reports CBS News.

Cornelia Michel Crilley was murdered in 1971, and Ellen Hover was reported missing in 1977—the next year, her remains were found north of Manhattan. Alcala apparently lived in New York intermittently in the 1970s, where he may have studied film under the direction of Roman Polanski, CBS News notes.

After California investigators convicted Alcala of his third murder, police released photographs found in his storage space to determine whether any of the subjects featured in the pictures may represent additional crimes that he committed, CBS News reports.


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