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AlbertaCowboy

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The Dating Game Killer
« on: January 01, 2011, 08:38:51 AM »
Serial Killer Rodney James Alcala on the Dating Game

Rodney Alcala, aka the "Dating Game Killer" was recently sentenced to death for 5 murders that occurred in the 70's.  Police say the actual number of victims is much higher.  He actually won the game.  Fortunately, the woman found him "creepy" after the show, and ultimately refused to follow through on the date.

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Re: The Dating Game Killer
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2011, 11:11:40 AM »
Does this help? Are you all looking for something in particular?

Serial killer Rodney Alcala won 'The Dating Game' just before murder spree
BY TRACY MILLER   
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 10:46 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/03/09/2010-03-09_serial_killer_rodney_alcala_won_the_dating_game_just_before_murder_spree.html

'Dating Game Killer' Found Guilty
Rodney Alcala Found Guilty of Murdering 12-Year-Old and Four Young Women
By MIKE von FREMD, BONNIE McLEAN and
TOM McCARTHY
Feb. 25, 2010
http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/dating-game-serial-killer-rodney-alcala-guilty-murder/story?id=9949007

'Dating Game' killer's photos: More victims?
Calls pour in from across country after Calif. cops release murderer's stash
updated 3/19/2010 7:04:48 PM ET
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35954720/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/


November 22, 2010
Crime Magazine
http://www.crimemagazine.com/48Hours - Serial Killer's Photos
http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-18559_162-10004959.html?tag=cbsnewsSidebarAboveMPUArea.1;cbsnewsSidebarAboveMPUArea.1

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Re: The Dating Game Killer
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2011, 01:52:45 AM »

'Dating Game' killer's photos: More victims?
Calls pour in from across country after Calif. cops release murderer's stash
updated 3/19/2010 7:04:48 PM ET
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35954720/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/


I have always been extremely interested in those photos that were found in the Seattle storage locker of the killer.  Since being released to the media, a number of people have phoned police to tell them that they were in the photos.  One of the girls in the photo was molested by Rodney Alcala.  I have heard there are families that had reconized loved ones in the pics, and they have not scene or heard from them since the 70's.  I cannot confirm this, but I would like to study this case more.

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Re: The Dating Game Killer
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2012, 11:52:34 AM »
I don't think I have heard about this before.

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Re: The Dating Game Killer
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2012, 01:28:45 PM »
Another important question to know about Rodney Alcala the so-called Dating Game killer, because he once appeared on the Dating Game televison show, is did he ever visit Canada? He might not have had the chance because he was on the radar of the police for his rapes and murders but in those days you didn't need a passport to cross the border. This case is so tragic for the many victims and families involved particularly because he should have been locked up for life after raping, beating almost murdering an eight year old girl (who was fortunately saved by a tip to police just in time). Just because she didn't testify is non-sensical as the crime and near murder was well documented. He's every bit as handsome and cunning and dangerous as Ted Bundy, so it is odd that he's not as infamous.

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Re: The Dating Game Killer
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2016, 06:09:30 AM »
This is where I wish the eye/facial recognition technology could log these photographs and run against a database of missing persons to locate possible connections. Over 100 images of women that are somehow connected to the Dating Game killer. Technology could do the work in mere seconds, yet we all spend years trying to make connections. How can we make that happen?

http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/serial-killers-secret-photos-24-9-10/?ftag=ACQ449302a&vndid=1855703429&ttag=cbsn-fb-1553&nan_pid=1855703429

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Re: The Dating Game Killer
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2016, 01:31:19 PM »
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Technology could do the work in mere seconds, yet we all spend years trying to make connections. How can we make that happen?
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Calgary purchased this software. So it depends upon the larger cities having the funding resources to buy it, train their technicians and run it.   Hopefully this will catch on.  In the long run it saves police time, and money.
This program is used to compare a new image to a database of persons who already have had run-ins with the law.  Still, a very valuable tool. (If I am reading this correctly)
/jb

Colleen Schmidt, CTV Calgary
Published Monday, November 3, 2014 1:43PM MST
Last Updated Monday, November 3, 2014 6:33PM MST

http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/facial-recognition-software-new-tool-for-calgary-police-1.2084812


The Calgary Police Service has added a new tool to its arsenal and will be the first police agency in Canada to use facial recognition software as a screening tool for investigations and arrestee intake procedures.300,000 images that were taken under the Identification of Criminals Act.

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 Facial recognition software,  new tool, Calgary po
The software can also use video to match a suspect to the database of images.
 Facial recognition software,  new tool, Calgary po
A technician demonstrates how the facial recognition software works.

The new technology will be used as an investigative tool to compare photos and videos, like CCTV images of persons of interest, with the current CPS mugshot database.
quickly screen a database of photos for potential matches.
Trained technicians then analyze the matches and pass that information on to investigators for further follow up.

The system will also be used to help identify arrestees when they are being booked into the Court Services Section in an effort to reduce the time and resources needed when officers are given fraudulent self-identification.
   

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Re: The Dating Game Killer
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2016, 10:59:01 AM »
That's a great start. I wonder if it can only compare to the local database of run-ins with the law. We need larger more comprehensive networks that are all interconnected. I guess that would be national priorities with local forces able to access the technology. Some say their equipment is too antiquated, yet most of these can be made available in a cloud format with just an internet browser and log-in.  A dedicated person to download information into the database and one to run the reports. I still don't get why this is so hard for many to embrace and use. Some say civil rights, but couldn't the system be set up so that a criminal loses their right when they commit a crime? It should be a national commitment with training to locals. Perhaps a requirement. The amount of time saved alone would justify the cost, the impact on safety and crime prevention could be the motivation. Perhaps some would still be alive...and the fact that technology could have been implemented to thwart that crime provides urgency.

Police, morticians, forensics, DNA research databanks would all be interconnected and utilized.