Crime Wave Podcast

the photos

Rodney Alcala

Pictures capture life’s events, birthdays, trips, special occasions…usually happy moments. Sometimes those pictures are a snapshot of the last living moments in someone’s life.

In today’s episode, we will examine the story around an array of photos, over 100 in fact, these photos are possibly the last documented moments of men, woman, and children taken by a serial killer, one who operated in plain sight, one who used his skills as a photographer to lure unsuspecting victims, documenting his reality through a photo lens.

Help Needed
Deputy District Attorney Matt Murphy is asking for the public’s help in identifying the women, young men, and children in over a hundred photos seized from a Seattle storage locker rented by Rodney Alcala. If you know who these people are, contact Huntington Beach police detective Patrick Ellis, via phone at 714-375-5066, or e-mail at Images were shot before July 1979. The photos can be found here:

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