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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

Psycho For Love: Michael Louis Cadogan charged with killing his girlfriend, Gianna Rose Delgado and taking her body to Tennessee


Gianna Rose Delgado

High Point man accused of killing girlfriend, trying to dump her body in Tennessee
North Carolina man accused of stuffing girlfriend in tote
High Point man accused of killing 19-year-old girlfriend, attempting to dump body in Tennessee
‘If her story is able to save one life, I think she will be proud of me’; father of murdered High Point University student heads to suspect’s extradition hearing
Cadogan waives extradition to North Carolina on murder charge
Slain woman’s father erupts in court
High Point man accused of killing HPU student will remain in custody, charged with first-degree murder
‘Fun-Spirited’ N.C. College Student, 19, Was Allegedly Strangled by Ex During Argument
NC man strangles girlfriend, stuffs her body into storage tote, heads to lake in Tennessee to dispose of it

INMATE INFORMATION

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: Clifford Anthony Davis killed his mother, Stephanie Davis, then raped her body and then killed his grandfather, Joel C. Hill; Sentenced to life in prison

Victims
Stephanie Ann Davis, 42
Joel Culiver Hill, 77

Man, 19, jailed in double homicide
Manatee man charged with 2 murders
Two found dead on quiet block
Bradenton police say 2 strangled
Bradenton police tell how double murder suspect was caught
Davis guilty of killing mother, grandfather
Florida man found guilty of murdering mother, grandfather
Davis gets life in prison
FL – Joel Hill, 77, & Stephanie Davis, 42, murdered, Bradenton, 4 Dec 2005

INMATE INFORMATION

Monsters Among Us: Christopher George Maurer charged with the murder of Jessica Marie Fox, an autistic woman who had been missing


Jessica Marie Fox

Police investigating body found in Lenawee County
Body found in Raisin River identified as missing Adrian woman
Missing Adrian woman’s body found in River Raisin
Body of woman found in River Raisin identified as missing Adrian woman
Police say Adrian woman found dead in river was murdered; man arrested
Man charged with murder of missing Adrian woman found in April
Man charged with murder of missing Michigan woman Jessica Fox, whose body was pulled from River Raisin in April
Adrian Man Arrested in Jessica Fox Homicide Case
Mich. Woman with Autism Was Found Dead in River in April, Police Now Say Man Strangled Her
Man Allegedly Strangles Friend With Autism To Death In A Michigan Park

INMATE INFORMATION

CHRISTOPHER GEORGE MAURER
Age33
Gender Male
Race White

Ethnicity Unknown
Date of Birth May 05, 1988
ID Number 289015
Custody Status Date Apr 16, 2021 02:30 PM EDT
Custody Status In Custody
Custody Detail Lenawee County Jail
Book Date Apr 16, 2021 02:25 PM EDT

LOCATION
Lenawee County Jail
301 N Main Street
Adrian, MI 49221
(517) 263-0524

Psycho For Love: Christopher Brandon Lee Killed his pregnant lover, Erin Corwin; Sentenced to LWOP


Erin Corwin

Find-A-Grave: Erin Renae Heavilin Corwin
Search Continues For Pregnant Woman Last Seen At Twentynine Palms Home
Former Marine confesses to strangling, throwing pregnant lover down mine shaft
Accused killer Christopher Lee wants you to know why he killed Erin Corwin
Shocking Courtroom Confession in Marine Wife’s Murder
Ex-Marine found guilty of murdering pregnant lover
Former Marine Gets Life In Prison For Killing Another Marine’s Wife In Twentynine Palms
Former Marine sentenced to life in 2014 murder of pregnant lover
Ex-Marine gets life in prison for killing Erin Corwin
What Reason Did This Man Give For Murdering A Marine’s Newly Pregnant Wife?
Lifetime Is Dramatizing Another True Crime With ‘Secrets of a Marine’s Wife’
5 Things to Know About the Murder of Marine Wife Erin Corwin, Allegedly Killed by Lover
Watch Murdered Marine Wife Erin Corwin’s Husband Reveal Their Last Conversation in Dateline Preview

Books
Secrets of a Marine’s Wife: A True Story of Marriage, Obsession, and Murder

Movies/Documentaries
Secrets of a Marine’s Wife
Dateline: The Last Day

INMATE INFORMATION

Inmate Name LEE, CHRISTOPHER
CDCR Number BB8171
Age 31
Admission Date 12/22/2016
Current Location California Institution for Men
Parole Eligible Date (Month/Year) LWOP
Parole Eligible Date Information
The inmate shown above is serving a sentence of life without the possibility of parole and is, therefore, not eligible for parole consideration at this time.

Deadly Women: Angela Stoldt charged with killing and dismembering her neighbor, James Sheaffer


James Sheaffer

Find-A-Grave: James D “Jimmy” Sheaffer
Angela Stoldt: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Report: Fla. woman dismembered neighbor, cooked remains
Deltona woman sentenced to life for killing, cutting up, cooking neighbor
Florida woman gets life for killing, cooking neighbor
Murderpedia: Angela Stoldt
Florida Mother Angela Stoldt Convicted of Killing, Cooking Her Neighbor
Woman Cooks Neighbor’s Head On Stove After Stabbing Him With Ice Pick And Dismembering His Body

Books
Neighbor From Hell: The True Story of Angela Stoldt

Movies/Documentaries
Snapped: Angela Stoldt

INMATE INFORMATION

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

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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:

Parole Opposition: Delton Thurl Dowthitt is up for parole for killing 2 young girls; Please help voice your opposition to getting released


Gracie Marie and Tiffany Elena Purnhagen

Father, Dennis Thurl Dowthitt and son, Delton Thurl Dowthitt, killed 2 young ladies, one was Delton’s ex-girlfriend, the other, her little 9 year old sister. Dennis was executed in 2001. Now, Delton has a parole hearing coming up in March. After reading about what happened to these girls, I know that Delton should not be allowed out of prison. He pleaded guilty and received a sentence of 45 years (plus 7 years more for trying to escape at a later time). A sentence WAY TOO LIGHT for what he did. He should have been executed as well, or even LWOP. What especially angers me is that he still brags about committing these murders. And every time he is up for parole (every 5 years), it only tortures the family and loved ones of these two beautiful girls. But I am hoping that he will not be released on parole, but have to spend every single day in prison that he was sentenced to. It would keep him in prison until he is about 68 years old, if I have figure it out correctly.

Here is my post on this heinous crime: Monsters Among Us: Dennis and Delton Dowthitt raped and killed 16-year-old Gracie and 9-year-old Tiffany Purnhagen *Dennis Thurl Dowthitt was executed for their murders; his son Delton Thurl Dowthitt sentenced to 45 years in prison and now up for parole*

If you want to send an email to the Texas Parole Board giving your opinion on this, here is the email address:

victim.svc@tdcj.state.tx.us

SAMPLE LETTER TO THE PAROLE BOARD:

Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Victim Services Division
PO Box 13401 Capital Station
Austin, Texas 78711-3401
Phone: (800) 848-4284
Fax: (512) 452-0825
E-mail: victim.svc@tdcj.texas.gov

Re: Parole Hearing for Delton Thurl Dowthitt, TDCJ Number: 00632108

Please DO NOT grant parole to Delton Thurl Dowthitt, TDCJ Number: 00632108. As a concerned citizen, I am writing to protest the projected parole of this convicted murderer.

On June 13, 1990. Dowthitt and his father, Dennis Thurl Dowthitt raped and killed 2 young girls, Gracie and Tiffany Purnhagen. Both eventually confessed and Dennis Dowthitt was executed in 2001. Delton Dowthitt received a very light sentence and is once again up for parole.

The heinous nature of the murders of these girls should preclude any consideration of parole for Delton Thurl Dowthitt. His actions have shown that he is extremely volatile and that he has no regard for human life. For this heinous crime, Dowthitt was sentenced to 45 years in prison but he sentenced the Purnhagen families and friends to a lifetime of grief and sorrow.

In the interests of justice, public safety, and to lessen the emotional trauma for the victim’s family, please consider giving Dowthitt a longer set off before any future parole reviews.

Thank you for your consideration,
Sincerely,
____________________________________________________ Date____________________
City _______________________________________ State ___________ Zip _________

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