In September 2016, authorities in Wyoming charged Alcala with the 1977 murder of Christine Thornton, a 28-year-old Texas woman who was killed and buried while she was on a road trip almost 40 years ago.
Thornton was six months pregnant at the time of her murder.
Investigators believe, however, that the 73-year-old Alcala is responsible for many more deaths than even the eight he has been charged with so far.
In fact, it is estimated that the serial killer may be responsible for up to 130 murders.
Diaz had to take on the disturbing role of a man with a near-genius IQ who preyed on young attractive women, luring them by claims he was a professional photographer who wanted to enter their photos in a contest.
This Sunday, Alcala will be the subject of the Investigation Discovery movie ) in the title role.“The first thing that fascinated me about him was I heard he was one of the most prolific serial killers in America and I hadn’t even heard of his name,” Diaz tells in this exclusive interview.
“I didn’t know what he looked like, I didn’t know who exactly his victims were, I didn’t know how he liked to kill; all those things, I was just intrigued by it.”, which is how his serial-killer name was derived.
but truth be told, he is thought to have killed more people than any of the above named.
It is suspected that Alcala took the lives of as many as 130 women and children before he was captured in 1980.