Read more: ORIGINAL STORY: Rodney Alcala has been described as one of the most prolific serial killers to terrorize California.His first known crime was the brutal rape and beating of eight-year-old Tali Shapiro in 1968.
It took some time, but they finally connected the DNA from Thornton’s still-unidentified remains to that of her siblings.
Thornton’s body has been recovered, and police are attempting to get as many viable DNA samples as they can obtain sent to the FBI to see if any of them connect to Alcala.
In 2012, Alcala was convicted of two murders in New York State and sentenced to a long jail term.
Still, he remains jailed in California’s Corcoran State Prison.
In Alcala’s possessions when he was arrested was a large collection of photographs he’d taken of young women and men — some of whom were his victims, while most remained unidentified.
It’s always been suspected that in those unidentified models were some additional victims, cold cases waiting to be solved.When authorities confronted Alcala about the photo, he admitted to being the photographer, but refused to admit to her murder.Dan Erramouspe, an attorney from Wyoming connected to the Thornton case, told reporters that some of the things Alcala had said when they tried to confront him did potentially help tie him to Thornton’s murder.Authorities have always been sure of one thing: these weren’t the only women and girls that Alcala had killed.Alcala is believed to possibly have killed as many as 130 people across the country, but authorities are still trying to get the evidence to connect him.Billy Bob Thornton says he never cheated with Amber Heard Melissa Lee Gatlin Gatlin was married to Thornton from 1978-1980.