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After being released from prison in 1978, Alcala started working at the Los Angeles Times as a typesetter.
During this period, Alcala was able to convince hundreds of men and women that he was a professional fashion photographer who needed photos for his “portfolio.” A portfolio that became notorious when police released it to the public in March 2010, hoping to detect possible victims or rule them out.
Without the testimony, prosecutors were not able to convict Alcala of rape and attempted murder.
In 1971, Alcala obtained a counseling job at a New Hampshire arts camp for children, using a slightly different pseudonym John Burger.The murder took place in 1968 and marked his first known crime.Alcala fled the state to avoid the arrest, and the federal agents placed him to FBI’s most wanted list.Roman Polanski himself taught Alcala to use a camera, which began his career as a ‘fashion photographer’ – the facade to lure women into his trap.One of 215 images shot by Rodney Alcala, that NYPD needs help with to identify the people on the pictures.