Though he was charged with killing Parenteau, the case was dismissed after his first conviction in the Samsoe case.
In that case, Alcala approached a 12-year-old at the beach in Huntington Beach and asked her to pose for pictures, after which she rode off on her bicycle toward a dance class, the district attorney said. "The defendant kidnapped and murdered Samsoe and dumped her body near Sierra Madre in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains," the district attorney's Web site said.
"The idea is to figure out if these are other victims that belong to other cold cases and if they are we can hopefully bring some closure to these victims' families," she said. Alcala used his photography as a ruse to get close to his victims." Authorities already believe that Alcala may be responsible for deaths in New York, Schroeder said. After serving a 34-month sentence, he was released.
"The defendant used the claw end of a hammer to beat the victim and smash in her head.Anyone with information regarding the identities of the women and children in the photographs found in Alcala's storage locker is asked to contact Huntington Beach Police at 714-375-5066 or the Orange County District Attorney's Office at 714-347-8492. He exhibited his antisocial behavior and sadomasochistic sexual tendencies from an early age.Media quickly nicknamed him “The Lonely Hearts Killer”.Glatman started when he moved to Los Angeles, where he posed as a professional photographer to lure girls into his hotel room with the promise of easy money and work."He was very obnoxious and creepy -- he became very unlikable and rude and imposing as though he was trying to intimidate. In June 1979, he raped and killed 21-year-old Jill Parenteau in her Burbank apartment, the district attorney said.