Serial Killer Photos Found In Shoreline Storage Locker Could Lead Police to More Victims

By Jonah Spangenthal-Lee March 12, 2010


Authorities wonder if thousands of photographs found in a Shoreline storage locker more than 30 years ago could point to additional victims of a notorious serial killer facing the death penalty in California for the murders of four women and a 12-year-old girl.

Police and prosecutors released the decades-old photos on Wednesday after amateur photographer and serial killer Rodney Alcala, 66, was convicted by California jury, which recommended the death penalty. Authorities said they hope the release of the photographs will lead to the identification of the subjects and possibly reveal whether Alcala may have had additional victims.

Huntington Beach, Calif., police detective Patrick Ellis said Thursday he has already heard from one person who claims to know one of the women in Alcala's photos, a woman who has been listed as a missing person for decades

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