His signatures were beating, biting, raping, and strangling (often choking victims until the point of unconsciousness, then once they came to, he’d start the process over again).
On his first known attempt at killing, he was successful at only two of these things.
But he wouldn’t stay on the straight and narrow for long.
Like many serial killers, Rodney Alcala had a style.
She asked questions especially prepared to reveal their romantic nature of each man and later chose the one with whom she would like to go out on a date.
Bradshaw, if not for a healthy jolt of women’s intuition, would almost certainly be remembered today as one of Alcala’s victims.
Instead, after the show ended, she conversed with Alcala backstage.
In Rodney Alcala’s case, the whole story consisted of at least four prior murders that he hadn’t been definitively linked to yet.
As you can probably imagine, Cheryl Bradshaw’s rejection likely only fueled Alcala’s fire.