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But at that very moment, he was keeping a deadly secret: he was an unrepentant serial killer.
Bradshaw, if not for a healthy jolt of women’s intuition, would almost certainly be remembered today as one of Alcala’s victims.
After being recognized thanks to an FBI poster, Alcala was finally identified as the perpetrator in the rape and attempted murder of Tali Shapiro.
Then, authorities regrettably let parolee and flight risk Alcala travel to New York to “visit relatives.” Investigators now believe that within seven days of his arrival there, he killed a college student named Elaine Hover who was the daughter of a popular Hollywood nightclub owner and goddaughter of both Sammy Davis Jr. Soon after all of this, Alcala somehow got a job at the as a typesetter in 1978, under his real name, which was now attached to a substantial criminal record.
A typist by day, by night he lured in young girls to be part of his professional photography portfolio — some of them never to be heard from again.
His mother then moved Alcala and his sister to suburban Los Angeles.
At age 17, Alcala entered the Army as a clerk, but after a nervous breakdown, he was medically discharged due to mental health issues.