Then, he'd either bury the bodies in the crawlspace of his house or dump them in the Des Plaines River.Though Berkowitz had fewer victims than all but one other killer on this Top 13 (six killed, seven wounded), he terrorized a city like no other serial killer ever has.When you think of "The Dating Game", you think of the charming bachelors and the bashful contestants, right? But before he was known for his murders, he was known as "Bachelor #1." In 1978, Alcala appeared on the popular dating show, with producers somehow overlooking his 1972 conviction for the rape of an 8-year-old girl with a steel bar. His exact body count is unknown, but police estimate the now-73-year-old man killed at least DOZENS of women, with some counts even putting it in the hundreds.Some even suggested that Alcala might be the most prolific serial killer in this country's history.
But now donning a sharp, brown suit and butterfly collar, Alcala had other things on his mind: Winning the affection of bachelorette Cheryl Bradshaw.
It also makes Alcala's answers a lot more terrifying.
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Investigators have found a collection of hundreds of photos of women and teenaged boys photographed by Alcala, and speculate that he could be responsible for many more murders in California.
He is also a suspect in at least two unsolved murders in New York.
But in 1978, two years before the murder conviction, there he was: Bachelor Number One.