Convicted Serial Killer Appeared on ‘The Dating Game’ Amid 1970s Murder Spree

January 8, 2021

In 1979, Rodney Alcala, otherwise known as the "Dating Game Killer," was arrested after police suspected him to be linked to several murders in the California area. Nearly 40 years later, Alcala, now convicted, remains behind bars. He earned his name as the "Dating Game Killer" after he was the winning contestant on the TV game show "The Dating Game" in 1978. Inside Edition spoke with a man who was another contestant on Alcala’s episode.

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