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Serial Killer: Rodney James Alcala *Dating Game Killer*

Victims
Cornelia Crilley, 22 [6/24/1971 NY]
Ellen Jane Hover, 23 [7/1977 NY]
Antoinette Whitaker, 13 [7/9/1977 WA] suspect
Christine Ruth Thornton, 28 [8/1977 WY]
Pamela Jean Lambson, 19 [10/9/1977 CA] suspect
Jill Barcomb, 18 [11/10/1977 CA]
Georgia Wixted, 27 [12/16/1977 CA]
Joyce Francine Gaunt, 17 [2/17/1978 WA]
Charlotte Lamb, 32 [6/23/[1978 CA]
Jill Parenteau, 21 [6/14/1979 CA]
Robin Christine Samsoe, 12 [6/20/1979 CA]

Find-A-Grave: Cornelia Michel Crilley
Find-A-Grave: Ellen Jane Hover
Find-A-Grave: Antoinette Jean Whitaker
Find-A-Grave: Pamela Jean Lambson
Find-A-Grave: Christine Ruth Thornton
Find-A-Grave: Jill T. Barcomb
Find-A-Grave: Georgia Wixted
Find-A-Grave: Joyce Francine Gaunt
Find-A-Grave: Charlotte Lee “SHUG” Lamb
Find-A-Grave: Jill Marie Parenteau
Find-A-Grave: Robin Christine Samsoe
California killer may be linked to Seattle slayings in 1970s
Rodney Alcala: The Killing Game
A close call: How serial killer Rodney Alcala appeared on ‘The Dating Game’ and won
40 Years On, Detective Sees Light Shed on a Killing
‘Dating Game Killer’ Rodney Alcala Admits To 2 More Murders
California ‘Devil’ may be NYC’s top serial killer
Serial killer Rodney Alcala pleads guilty to New York murders
Calif. serial killer gets prison for NYC slayings
Robin Samsoe: Huntington Beach May Honor 12-year-old Victim of ‘Dating Game’ Killer, Rodney Alcala
NYPD seeks clues from photos taken by serial killer Rodney Alcala
Alcala admits killing 2 women in N.Y.
Imprisoned ‘Dating Game Killer’ gets more time in ’70s deaths of 2 women
Condemned Inmate Rodney Alcala Dies of Natural Causes
‘Dating Game Killer’ dies at 77
‘Dating Game Killer’ Rodney Alcala Dies Of Natural Causes While On Death Row
Murderpedia: Rodney James Alcala
Wikipedia: Rodney Alcala

Podcasts
Crime Junkie: SERIAL KILLER: Rodney Alcala
The Dating Game Killer
Jensen & Holes: The Murder Squad: Can I Take Your Picture?

Books
The Dating Game Killer: The True Story of a TV Dating Show, a Violent Sociopath, and a Series of Brutal Murders
The Dating Game Killer: Life of Serial Killer Rodney James Alcala
Rodney James Alcala: Occupation: Serial Killer a.k.a. The Dating Game Killer
The Killing Game: The True Story of Rodney Alcala

Movies/Documentaries
The Dating Game Killer
Serial Killer Files: Dating Game Killer: Rodney Alcala
20/20: The Dating Game Killer
The Mark of a Killer: Rodney Alcala, Dating Game Killer
Murder Made Me Famous: The Dating Game Killer
Dating Game Killer: The Lost Victims
The Casual Criminalist: Rodney Alcala: The Dating Game Killer

INMATE INFORMATION

RODNEY JAMES ALCALA
Age 77
ID Number C18300
Custody Status Date Jul 24, 2021 08:07 AM PDT
Custody Status Out of Custody
Custody Detail General Release – Deceased
Book Date Jun 25, 1980 12:00 AM PDT

Unsolved Homicide: Barbara Valerie Gibbons murder 9/28/1973 Canaan, CT *Almost 50 years later, still a mystery*


Barbara Gibbons

Find-A-Grave: Barbara Valerie Gibbons
Waiting for a call
Barbara Gibbons in a photo made April 1, 1973
New witness found in 1973 Reilly case
Son finally cleared so who killed Barbara Gibbons
Woman Claims Hearing Gibbons Killer Confess
Barbara Gibbons death will be probed again
Two brothers are named in Gibbons murder case
Who Murdered Barbara Gibbons?
Famous Homicide Case Still Unsolved
Victim of the State: Peter Reilly
Murder confession ignored?
A Death in Canaan book review
Peter Reilly proven innocent of Murder, despite the evidence, the Police still say he did it. (an EXCELLENT article on this)

Books
Death in Canaan
Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Movies/Documentaries
American Justice: A Son’s Confession
A Death in Canaan

Murder In The Family: Bret Lee Etterlein killed his mother, Nyla Earl, after an argument; Sentenced to life in prison

Find-A-Grave: Nyla Deane Lee Earl
Ogdenited arraigned in death of mother
Gun, car linked to killing?
Man who killed his mom may get parole
Inmate seeks ‘life as a normal person’ after killing mother 40 years ago
2 convicted killers to be paroled after serving decades in prison

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Number: 114082
Offender Name: BRET LEE ETTERLEIN
DOB: Tue, 27 Jan 1959
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inches
Weight: 261
Sex: M
Location: PAROLE
Parole Date: 07/06/2021
Aliases:
BRET LEE ETTERLEIN
ETTERLINE
SAM ETTERLINE
TIGGER BEAR ETTERLINE
ETTERLINE
TIGGER BEAR
HATCHET
TIGGER BEAR

Cold Case: James T. Manning charged with the 1996 murder of Jacques A. Smith in his Nashville home

Find-A-Grave: Jacques A. Smith
State Prison Inmate Charged with 1996 Nashville Murder
Nashville police arrest 48-year-old man for 1996 murder of teen
State prison inmate charged with murder 25 years after killing occurred
Rapist charged in 25-year-old Nashville Chestnut Hill area cold case slaying
Metro Police charge man currently behind bars for rape in 1996 murder investigation
Convicted Rapist Charged in Cold Case Murder of Victim Found Riddled With Bullets and Covered in Duct Tape in 1996

INMATE INFORMATION

Psycho For Love: Former Green Beret William Tyree had his wife, Elaine, stabbing her 16 times; Sentenced to LWOP


Elaine Alison Tyree

Find-A-Grave: Elaine Alison Hebb Tyree
Wife of Utah soldier slain
Commonwealth of Massachusetts v William Tyree 1982 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Commonwealth of Massachusetts v Erik Aarhus 1982 (conviction and sentence affirmed)
Court to mull murder conviction in Ayer stabbing
Ex-Green Beret loses appeal in ’79 wife killing
1980 Tyree conviction upheld again

Movies/Documentaries
Murder at Fort Devens

Defendants
William Tyree – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Erik Y. Aarhus – convicted, sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: TYREE, WILLIAM
Custody Status: In Custody
Age:
Location:
Race: Unknown
Contact Facility: Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center
Offender ID: W37519
Gender: Male
Date of Birth:

Monsters Among Us: John O’Neal Rainey robbed and killed Mark Alexander Fyke; Sentenced to LWOP*


Mark Alexander Fyke

Find-A-Grave: Mark Alexander Fyke
Teen on spring break murdered
Suspect arrested; service held for slain Canadian
Teen’s role in tourist slaying questioned
Ex-murder suspect released
Police Now Believe They Have Real Killer Of Tourist
Teen arrested in tourist slaying
Volusia jury indicts 4 in spring-break killing
Teen Makes Deal In Tourist Death
Teenagers Will Testify Against Pal
Suspect says tourist was accidentally shot
Suspect in spring break murder wasn’t at scene, witnesses say
Trial starts in student slaying
Mother testifies in son’s slaying
Teens get lengthy sentences in killing
Spring break killer sentenced to life
The murder that ended Canadian spring break in Daytona

Defendants
John O’Neal Rainey – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
William Marshall Schmidt – pled guilty, sentenced to 12 years, released 9/2003
Scott Russell Malone – pled guilty, sentenced to 13 years in prison
Donald William Shoup Jr – charges dropped,

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Monsters Among Us: Arthur Carl Paiva , in a plot with 3 others, kidnapped, rapped and killed Janet Chandler as an act of revenge; All four sentenced to LWOP


Janet Chandler

Find-A-Grave: Janet Marie Chandler
More Arrests Made in 1979 Michigan Sex Slaying
Witness provides graphic details of final hours
Guilty verdicts in murder case cap emotional day
Janet Chandler’s killers mute at sentencing
Gang Rape, Murder and Justice in a Small Town
Arthur Paiva, ringleader in 1979 Janet Chandler murder, died of natural causes
Dateline NBC will air story on Janet Chandler murder May 23
Viewers respond to Chandler piece on ‘Dateline NBC,’ calling excuses ‘pathetic’
MI – Janet Chandler, 23, raped & murdered, Holland, 31 Jan 1979
Janet Chandler was raped and murdered in bitter revenge plot that took 28 years to solve
Arthur Paiva, ringleader in 1979 Janet Chandler murder, died of natural causes
Second man convicted in Janet Chandler murder case dies in prison
Janet Chandler, 22-years-old. Michigan woman is killed at a “surprise party” held for her by security guards, where she is raped and tortured to death. (From Reddit – Very good write up)

Podcasts
Crimes and ConsequencesEP38: The Surprise Party for Janet

Movies/Documentaries
Betrayed: Motel Hell
Dateline: Who Killed Janet Chandler?
Who Killed Janet Chandler?

Defendants
Arthur Carl Paiva – convicted, sentenced to LWOP, died in prison 2013
James Cleophus ‘Bubba’ Nelson – convicted, sentenced to LWOP, died in prison 2020
Freddie Bass Parker – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Anthony Robert Eugene Williams – convicted, sentenced to LWOP
Laurie Ann Swank – pled guilty, sentenced to 10-20 years in prison, released 2018 (some best friend, huh?)
Robert Lynch – (leader) pled guilty, sentenced to 25-50 years in prison
Cheryl Ruiz – not charged


Arthur Carl Paiva

INMATE INFORMATION

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The Chicken House Murder: Chester Vegas charged with the murder of his wife, Diane, while she was at work

Find-A-Grave: Diane Ann Ledet Vegas
Detectives Make Arrest In 1977 Golden Meadow Murder Case
Cut Off man arrested 44 years after wife’s murder, sheriff’s office says
LPSO makes murder arrest in cold case murder from 1977
Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s detectives make arrest in 44-year-old homicide case
Man charged in shooting death of his wife in nearly 44-year-old homicide case
78-Year-Old Louisiana Man Who Was Once Detained in the 1977 Chicken Restaurant Murder of Wife Has Been Charged Decades Later
44 Years Later, Louisiana Man Arrested for Wife’s Murder at Fried Chicken Restaurant


Chester Vegas

Psycho For Love: Henry Lee Waiters killed his wife, Teresa Waiters, because she would not change the TV channel; Sentenced to life in prison

Find-A-Grave: Teresa D. Waiters
Hubby blows away his wife – for not switching TV!
Husband gets life in wife’s killing

INMATE INFORMATION

Cold Case: James Herman Dye charged with the 1979 rape and murder of Evelyn Kay Day


Kay Day

Find-A-Grave: Evelyn Kay Day
Man arrested in connection with oldest Weld County cold case murder
Kansas man arrested in 1979 homicide in Colorado
Kansas man arrested in 1979 Colorado killing after DNA match
DNA cold case: Kansas ex-con charged in unsolved 1979 murder of Colorado woman
Wichita man arrested in 42-year-old Colorado cold case
Family Members From Weld County’s ‘Coldest Case’ Thankful For Arrest 41 Years Later
Suspect Arrested in 1979 Cold Case Murder of 29-Year-Old Colorado Woman Evelyn Kay Day (includes the arrest affidavit with a lot of details)
The Burr Magazine: Evelyn Kay Day
Murder of Weld County resident with Meeker connection solved after 41 years

INMATE INFORMATION

Offender Name: DYE, JAMES HERMAN
Custody Status: In Custody
Age: 64
Location: Weld County Sheriff’s Office
Race: White
Contact Facility:
Offender ID: 451429
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: 06/30/1956
Additional Information:

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