The dating game serial killer
Thornton was six months pregnant at the time of her murder.
She is the latest victim to be linked to Alcala, nicknamed the “Dating Game Killer” because he appeared on TV’s in 1978. Alcala has been in prison since 1979 for the murder of a 12-year-old girl in California.
While the exact victim count remains unknown, Alcala is suspected to have killed as many as 130 women and children before he was finally captured in 1980.
Through parallel storylines, the movie also follows Carrie Preston () will direct a script written by Leslie Greif and Darrell Fetty.
Rodney Alcala, who was convicted of killing seven women between 19 and possibly murdered many more, took time out during his killing spree to appear on The Dating Game. The Bachelorette picked him over the other two contestants.
Greif's Think Factory Media will produce for Investigation Discovery. “ID has become the premier destination for consistent, high-quality true crime content, and we’re excited to extend our storytelling with our first scripted movie,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America.He has been connected to six murders in two states, though authorities estimate he may have killed up to 130 people across the country.Alcala appeared on the game show in 1978 -- the year after Thornton was found dead.When you click on a Sponsored Product ad, you will be taken to an Amazon detail page where you can learn more about the product and purchase it.To learn more about Amazon Sponsored Products, click here.