The dating game 1968
Little Tali Shapiro was able to survive, but the incident left a lasting mental scar.
The Shapiro family was so terrified of what happened to their daughter that they moved to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
8-year-old Tali Shapiro was on her way to school when Alcala lured her into his car by promising to show her a cute picture.
Alcala fled the state to avoid the arrest, and the federal agents placed him to FBI’s most wanted list.He was interested in photography, the profession he used to lure women to remote spots to rape, torture, and kill.Being a fresh graduate of UCLA’s School of Fine Arts, the sexual predator started the search for his first victim.Using a new name John Berger, he enrolled in the New York University film school under the famous film director and producer Roman Polanski.
In 1971, Alcala obtained a counseling job at a New Hampshire arts camp for children, using a slightly different pseudonym John Burger.
For some, even hearing his name sends chills down the spine.