He plastered their pictures all over the walls of his modest studio apartment for his own personal use.Many of these girls weren’t just the subject of photographs – they were rape and murder victims. Alcala was born Rodrigo Jacques Alcala Buquor in San Antonio, Texas, to Raoul Alcala Buquor and Anna Maria Gutierrez. Army in 1960, at age 17, where he served as a clerk.
Why it was that Alcala’s mother allowed Alcala to live with her when clearly she disapproved of him remains a mystery. Gutierrez has never given an interview to the press.
“ Leedom said Alcala never made any sexual advances towards her.
Leedom said many of the photos in that collection were of naked women and nude children that Alcala showed her in the presence of his mother.
She was conspicuously absent during Alcala’s murder trials.
Some photographs Alcala took during his murder spree showed remote settings similar to the region where Samsoe’s body was found. One photograph was of a young boy about 10 years old, shirtless and smiling broadly for the camera. The Dating Game Incredibly, after the murder Alcala committed in 1968 and knowing that the LAPD were looking for him, Alcala had the audacity to appear on the Dating Game.