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Since her body hadn't yet been found, he was let go.
He was also questioned as a convicted sex offender in connection with the Hillside Strangler investigation.
When the FBI connected him to his old alias, they questioned him.
He confessed to knowing Hover but denied committing the murder.
In 2003, while a third trial of Alcala was being planned, his DNA, which had been sampled during his time in prison, connected him to two other victims.
In 2010, Alcala was tried for a total of five murders: Samsoe, Jill Barcomb, Georgia Wixted, Charlotte Lamb, and Jill Parenteau.
Criminal profiler Pat Brown later suggested that this rejection angered Alcala further since he afterward killed at least three more women within two years.
His last known victim was 12-year-old Robin Samsoe, who was abducted on her way to ballet class in 1979 in Huntington Beach and her decomposing body found in the Sierra Madres twelve days later.
"The Dating Game Killer", is a convicted (possibly prolific) pedophilic, hebephilic, and ephebophilic serial killer, rapist, and one-time abductor currently on trial for additional murders.Alcala went on trial for Samsoe's murder and was found guilty and sentenced to death in 1980.The sentence was overturned twice, first in 1984 because the jury was told about his previous convictions before the trial and then again in 1986 on the grounds that a witness had been hypnotized.He received indeterminate sentencing, which meant he would be released from incarceration when he proved himself rehabilitated (the system was popular in the 1970s when sex offenders were convicted).After 34 months, in 1974, he was released and kidnapped a 13-year-old girl named as "Julie J." in court records, forced her to smoke marijuana and kissed her.