Otherwise known as the BTK Killer (for "bind, torture, and kill"), Dennis Rader was one of the most notorious serial killers in the Wichita, Kansas, area from the 1970s to the 1990s.The BTK Killer was particularly adept at blending in, and when he was finally captured and charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder, his community was shocked.Nicknamed the Dating Game Killer because of his appearance on the show, Alcala turned out to be a horrendous serial killer and rapist.It's confirmed he killed seven people, but his actual tally is probably much higher.He didn't win, which psychologists say would have been extremely infuriating to him, and a month later he sexually assaulted and killed two more people, Peter and Gwenda Dixon, with a shotgun.In fact, his appearance on the show helped prove he was the killer.He had a wife, who had no idea of his horrendous hobby, and he was even the president of his local church council.
But unbeknownst to her and the audience, the charming man would start a rape, mutilation and killing spree, lasting eight long years.
The charming but sinister smile made its name in 1978 when the producers of a dating TV-show called The Dating Game picked Alcala as a contestant.
His answers were charming and witty, making the audience giggle and convincing good-looking Cheryl Bradshaw behind the wall to pick him.
It's frightening to realize that the man cooking with Gill met men through gay websites, lured them somewhere, and then poisoned them.
Coincidentally, Port's first victim was found right around the time this episode aired. On air, Alcala might have been charming and funny, albeit definitely creepy, but his extracurricular activities make him one of the most notorious killers of all time.
The cold case unit of the Manhattan district attorney’s office brought charges against Alcala last year after conducting more than 100 new interviews with witnesses. He has been responsible for so much death, so much loss and unbearable pain,” Assistant District Attorney Alex Spiro told the court.