"One wonders what that did in his mind", Brown said. Her decomposing body was found 12 days later in the Los Angeles foothills.
Samsoe's friends told police that a stranger had approached them on the beach, asking to take their pictures.
Criminal profiler Pat Brown, noting that Alcala killed at least three women after his Dating Game appearance, speculated that this rejection might have been an exacerbating factor. They think that something is wrong with that girl: 'She played me. Robin Samsoe, a 12-year-old girl from Huntington Beach, disappeared somewhere between the beach and her ballet class on June 20, 1979.
In 1978, Alcala worked for a short time at the Los Angeles Times as a typesetter, and was interviewed by members of the Hillside Strangler task force as part of their investigation of known sex offenders.
Although Alcala was ruled out as the Hillside Strangler, he was arrested and served a brief sentence for marijuana possession.
But it's very hard to say you have reasonable doubt on all five, especially when four of the five aren't alleged by eyewitnesses but are proven by DNA matches." He took the stand in his own defense, and for five hours played the roles of both interrogator and witness, asking himself questions (addressing himself as "Mr.
Alcala" in a deeper-than-normal voice), and then answering them.