Thursday, June 21, 2012
Long Distance Serial Killer Rodney Alcala Arrives On 'Con Air' to Face Charges in New York City, Cops Claim He Killed Over 100 Women.
“Dating Game” serial killer Rodney Alcala and his US Marshals escort landed this afternoon at Newburgh Stewart Airport in New Windsor, on a prisoner transport plane, a law enforcement source said. He was transferred to NYPD custody and is en route to Manhattan Supreme Court, the source said.
US Marshal Joseph Guccione declined to give specifics on Alcala's travel except to confirm that his transportation was provided by the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System, which he called "a cost effective and efficient way to safely and securely transport violent criminals, taking into consideration the safety of commercial air travelers."
The Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS), nicknamed "Con Air", is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with the transportation of persons in legal custody between prisons, detaining centers, courthouses, and other locations.
Rodney Alcala is a convicted rapist and serial killer. He was sentenced to death in California in 2010 for five murders committed in that state between 1977 and 1979, and is under indictment for two additional homicides in New York. His true victim total remains unknown, and could be much higher.
Alcala is also notable for exceptional demonstrations of cruelty: prosecutors say he "toyed" with his victims, strangling them until they lost consciousness, then waiting until they revived, sometimes repeating this process several times before finally killing them.
He is sometimes labeled the "Dating Game Killer" because of his 1978 appearance on the American television show The Dating Game in the very midst of his murder spree. Police discovered a collection of more than one thousand photographs taken by Alcala, mostly of women and teenaged boys, most of them in sexually explicit poses. They speculate that some of his photographic subjects could be additional victims.
One police detective called him "a killing machine", and criminalists have compared him to Ted Bundy. A homicide investigator familiar with the evidence speculated that Alcala could have murdered as many as 50 women, while other estimates have run as high as 130. Alcala, who claims to have a "genius-level" IQ, graduated from the UCLA School of Fine Arts after his medical discharge from the Army, and later attended New York University in Manhattan, 1968-1971, using the alias "John Berger".
In June 1971, Cornelia Michel Crilley, a 23-year-old Trans World Airlines flight attendant, was found raped and strangled in her Manhattan apartment. Her murder would remain unsolved for the next 40 years. In 1978 Alcala, despite his status as a convicted rapist and registered sex offender, was accepted as a contestant on The Dating Game. By then he had already killed at least two women in California and probably two others in New York.
Long Distance Serial Killers Who Travel Pose Big Problems For Cops, Look At The Zodiac Killer, Ted Bundy, Aileen Wuornos and the “Night Stalker”. Serial killers who do travel interstate and long distance to kill fall into the following categories:
• Itinerant individuals who move from place to place.
• Homeless individuals who are transients.
• Individuals whose employment lends itself to interstate or transnational travel, such as truck drivers, construction or those in military service. The difference between these types of offenders and other serial murderers is the nature of their traveling lifestyle, which provides them with many zones of comfort in which to operate.
For the most part, serial murder involves strangers with no visible relationship between the offender and the victim. This distinguishes a serial murder investigation as a more nebulous undertaking than that of other crimes. Since the investigations generally lack an obvious connection between the offender and the victim, investigators instead attempt to discern the motivations behind the murders, as a way to narrow their investigative focus.
An offender selects a victim, regardless of the category, based upon availability, vulnerability, and desirability. Availability is explained as the lifestyle of the victim or circumstances in which the victim is involved, that allow the offender access to the victim (like being out on the streets at 2:00 am). Vulnerability is defined as the degree to which the victim is susceptible to attack by the offender. Desirability is described as the appeal of the victim to the offender. Desirability involves numerous factors based upon the motivation of the offender and may include factors dealing with the race, gender, ethnic background, age of the victim, or other specific preferences the offender determines, such as “the 12 petite blonde females I have made note of”.
SERIAL KILLER TED BUNDY; Chicago was one of the few stops that Bundy would make along the route to his final destination, sunny Florida. By mid January of 1978 Ted Bundy, using his newly acquired name Chris Hagen, had settled comfortably into a one-room apartment in Tallahassee, Florida. ON January 15, 1978, Ted Bundy went to the Chi Omega sorority house at Florida State University (FSU) he murdered Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman, and attacked two other women there, then attacked a third woman, also a student at Florida State University, in a house a few blocks away.
Ted Bundy was a serial killer with victims in Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Theodore Robert “Ted” Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell; November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was an American serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women in the South and the Midwest during the 1970s, and possibly earlier. After more than a decade of denials, he confessed shortly before his execution to 30 homicides committed in seven states between 1974 and 1978; the true total remains unknown, and could be much higher. Serial killer Ted Bundy always took petite young females with long brown hair, SEE PHOTO ABOVE, there appears to have been at least 30 such victims from the State of Washington to Florida http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Bundy.
MISSING PETITE BLONDE FEMALE CASES; In the Mickey Shunick case the discovery of her bike under an I-10 bridge 27 miles from from where she was last seen in Lafayette LA is very telling, she appears to have been kidnapped in Lafayette and the predator who grabbed her discarded the bike in an area where he felt it would never be found...unfortunately for him two fisherman found it within a few days.
It appears the predator who grabbed Mickey Shunick off the street was headed East on I-10 towards possibly Florida when he dumped the bike. The predator was somewhat familiar with the area where he discarded the bike, it is a 18 mile long bridge over the Whiskey Basin and he could have passed over it on his way West on I-10 into Lafayette LA.
"The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge is a pair of parallel bridges in the US state of Louisiana between Baton Rouge and Lafayette which carries Interstate 10 over the Atchafalaya Basin. With a total length 18.2 miles, it is the fourteenth longest bridge in the world by total length".
The fact that so many petite white females in the same basic age group in almost identical height, weight and skin color with long blonde hair have gone missing, kidnapped or murdered, is again, very telling, it appears that the predator who has been abducting these young women has a particular preference and when he finds such a petite blonde female, he strikes.
Is there a "Ted Bundy" type copycat serial killer out there right now in the South and the Midwest?
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com