Serial killer Rodney Alcalá has died, suspected of killing 130 women in the United States.


Known as the "dating game killer", he was sentenced to death in 2010. He died at a California hospital of "natural causes".

Rodney Alcalá, a Hispanic serial killer in the United States who is suspected of killing up to 130 women in the United States, died this week in a California hospital, officials said.

Alcalá, 77, was taken to hospital in a California prison on death row. He was sentenced to death in 2010 for killing four women and a 12-year-old girl.

Known in the United States as a "dating game killer" for appearing in a 1978 television contest of the same name, Alcalá received another conviction in 2013 for killing two other victims in New York.

Authorities suspect he was able to kill 130 women and girls in the 1970s, and in addition to numerous rapes, he was arrested and imprisoned in 1979, the date from which he has been incarcerated. had lived. However, their lawsuit took decades to resolve.

Alcalá died of "natural causes," in a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

His death sentence was related to the murder of 12-year-old Robin Samsoe, who was abducted on June 20, 1979, while riding a motorcycle in a ballet class in Huntington Beach, southeast Los Angeles.

The same jury found Alcalá guilty of torture, rape and murder of 18-year-old Jill Barkomb in 1977. Georgia Wixted, 27, in 1978; Charlotte Lamb, 32, in 1978; and Jill Parento, 21, in 1979.

In another 2013 New York trial, Alcalá confessed that he raped and strangled 23-year-old Flight Cornelia Curley in 1971 at the victim's Upper East Side apartment in Manhattan.

He also confessed to killing biologist Ellen Hoover six years later, whose body was found 11 months later in a forest in Westchester County, north of New York.

Alcalá, an amateur photographer and former student at the University of California, had a very high intellect and photographed hundreds of his victims.

In January of this year, Huntington Beach (California) authorities published dozens of photographs hoping that the public would help identify those who would determine the images they presented. They will decide if they can get Alcalá.