He had the rape of a little girl and two murders under his belt at the time, and was actually picked as the winner of the show.
The scheduled date never actually happened, as the bachelorette, Cheryl Bradshaw, pulled out due to how “creepy” she found Alcala backstage.
In fact, the man she picked had already raped a child and murdered a woman.
One of them an 8-year-old girl named Tali Shapiro, who was found raped and beaten with a steel bar, but luckily survived. Four years later, after a nervous breakdown, he was discharged on medical grounds.
It is true that the 28 year old woman had set off intentionally, leaving San Antonio with plans to travel to Montana with her then boyfriend.
Christine failed to keep in contact with her family, stirring suspicion that she had met with foul play.
Kathy Thornton, who had been searching endlessly for her sister since she went missing in the seventies, finally had an answer to the question she had been asking for the past 38 years- What happened to Christine Ruth Thornton?
She had sought help from every agency and authority she could think of in the hopes that it would help her locate her sister.
The rancher who stumbled upon them had reported his findings to the police in Sweetwater County, but the problem was that they went unidentified for over 30 years. The HBPD can't give any proof that you actually contacted them. There are no records available (and believe me I've searched) attached to your name or your social security number. Thank you for reading, and don’t forget to check back for new posts.
When a relative of Kathy sent her a link to Alcala’s photograph collection in 2013 Christine would finally get back her name.
) Kathy Thornton first saw this photograph online while browsing through a collection of over 100 scanned photographs taken by convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala.