Update: Saturday, July 24, 2021: 77 year-old Rodney Alcala died of natural causes.
Serial killer Rodney Alcala was convicted of murdering seven women. But detectives at the Huntington Beach Police Department suspect he’s killed many more than that.
In the 1970’s, Alcala was a photographer. He took hundreds of portraits of women and children.
In 1979, police discovered a storage unit full of photos.
In 2010, police released 120 of the photos to the public – in hopes of identifying the subjects in the photos.
As of September 2019, 109 out of 120 of the subjects in these photos are still unidentified.
If you want to take a few moments to look through the gallery found here, keep in mind that the photos are now over 40 years old.
If you recognize anyone in the photos, please contact Sgt. Sam Shepherd at the Huntington Beach Police Department: (714) 536-5947.
This story was originally posted on January 14, 2021.