Two women claim to be part of serial killer's photos

Photo 169

April 22, 2010 7:07:46 AM PDT
The Daily News is reporting two women came forward Wednesday, claiming to be in some of the hundreds of photos taken by a convicted serial killer. One woman who now lives in North Carolina believes she is picture number 169, according to the Daily News.



She says she met convicted serial killer Rodney Alcala on the Upper West Side in 1978.

The woman was 19 then and agreed to pose for Alcala on the roof of a building.

"He was very charming. I should have known better," Judy Cole said.

A woman in California also came forward. She told the NYPD she thinks she is among those photos too, police said.

Cops have received eight tips in all.

The stash of photos by Rodney Alcala, the so-called "Dating Game killer," were released Tuesday.

He's on death row in California, but he lived in New York City for several years.

Police have linked Alcala, now 66, to two Manhattan murders, and they are now worried he may have killed more people here.

Some estimate the "Dating Game" killer may have killed more than 100 women and girls.

The pictures released by the NYPD may or may not be his victims, but police believe all 226 photos were taken in New York by this killer.

If you recognize any of the individuals in the photographs, some of whom may have been photographed by Alcala while he was residing in New York in 1970-71 and again in 1977, please notify the NYPD's Crimestoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.