In that 1979 case, Alcala approached the 12-year-old at the beach in Huntington Beach and asked her to pose for pictures, the district attorney said.
She did and then rode off on her bicycle to dance class. "The defendant kidnapped and murdered Samsoe and dumped her body near Sierra Madre in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains," the district attorney said.
Though he was charged with murdering Parenteau, the case was dismissed after his first conviction in the Samsoe case.
"When you go back and look, what's most fascinating is that he had already committed a crime," Brown said, "Raped a little girl.
Here is a man portraying himself as a desirable young man when he is a violent sexual predator of children." Alcala's real identity revealed itself off the stage when he was with the other bachelors, Brown believes.
Alcala was convicted in 1980 of Samsoe's murder and was sentenced to death, but the conviction was overturned by the California State Supreme Court.
A second trial in 1986 also resulted in a conviction and death sentence, but it was overturned by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.