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She chose to see the good in everyone she met because she had a huge and open heart," the letter read.
"Her senseless murder irreparably damaged our family." Alcala, a self-styled playboy who once appeared on "The Dating Game" TV match-making show, spent much of the 1970s eluding police by changing identities and locales.
The extent of Alcala's crimes were revealed as a task force formed by the Los Angeles Police Department and other agencies that was examining cold cases tied him to slayings across Southern California.
New York police had long considered Alcala a suspect in the slayings of Crilley and Hover and had taken impressions of his teeth in 2003.
She had been sexually assaulted and strangled with a shoelace.
While evidence suggests that he may have killed between 50 and 130 women, his true victim count remains unknown.
On Monday, New York Supreme Court Judge Bonnie Wittner handed down a sentence of 25 years to life in prison, the Wall Street Journal reported.
"This kind of case is something I've never experienced, hope to never again.
June 20, 1979 – Robin Samsoe, 12, disappears near the Huntington Beach Pier.
Her body is found 12 days later in the Sierra Madre foothills.
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THE ALCALA CASE: A TIMELINE 1972 — Alcala is convicted in the 1968 rape and beating of an 8-year-old girl. 10, 1977 — The body of 18-year-old Jill Barcomb is found in the Hollywood Hills.