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They said Alcala met Thornton and killed her while on a road trip, then buried her on a ranch in Granger, Wyo.
Thornton was about six months pregnant at the time of her death, according to the warrant for Alcala’s arrest.
Alcala, 73, a former child photographer convicted in Orange County for a string of murders in Southern California, remains at California’s Corcoran State Prison and is sentenced to death.
The man once nicknamed “The Dating Game Killer” because he appeared on that game show while in the midst of his killing rampage may have as many as 130 victims across the country, police in Wyoming said Tuesday, citing estimates by authorities.
“This wouldn’t be solved if he didn’t have a hunch,” Handy said of Ellis.
Some online news stories mention Alcala may have an estimated 50 to 130 victims, but the actual number is unknown.
Prosecutors in Rock Springs, Wyo., said Tuesday that one of those victims was Christine Ruth Thornton, 28, of San Antonio.
“This is a case of a detective who was super passionate.” ALCALA REACTION The new murder charge against Alcala might not change his status.
It’s unclear if Alcala will be extradited to stand trial in Wyoming or what his plea might be if he is.