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See all the photos A few pictures of men were also found among the portrait-style photos that were discovered in a storage unit that Alcala kept in Seattle, Washington, said Susan Kang Schroeder, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office.The locker also contained earrings that belonged to 12-year-old Robin Samsoe, who Alcala abducted and killed in 1979, Schroeder said.Chasing leads Alcala was previously convicted and sentenced to death twice for the murder of Samsoe, but both convictions were overturned on appeal.In 2006, investigators refiled the case and linked Alcala to four previously unsolved murders from Los Angeles County using DNA technology and other forensic evidence.Police have gotten more than 400 phone calls in a little more than a week.The photos had been in the possession of Rodney Alcala, who has been in custody since 1979 and was recently convicted of murdering four young women and a 12-year-old girl. Prosecutors say Alcala used his camera to lure his victims, and he was seen taking pictures of the girl before she disappeared.
"The first thing is, 'Oh, my God, I hope these girls are OK,' and the next thing is, 'I wonder if any of them are victims.' Everyone has that question," prosecutor Matt Murphy said.
During the latest trial, prosecutors outlined Alcala's penchant for torturing his victims: One had been raped with a claw-toothed hammer, another had her skull smashed in with a 7-inch rock and one was strangled so fiercely the pressure broke bones.
Several of the victims were posed nude in sexual positions after their deaths.
"It was super lucky," Leedom said in a phone interview from her Connecticut home.
(CNN) -- Hoping to solve numerous cold cases, authorities on Thursday released more than a hundred photos of unidentified women and children found in a storage unit that belonged to a serial killer who appeared on "The Dating Game." Investigators are trying to determine if some of the people in the pictures were victims of Rodney Alcala, 66, who was convicted in February of murdering a child and four women between November 1977 and June 1979.
Police are now chasing leads from Seattle to Phoenix to Orange County, Calif. are also combing through cold cases, looking for similarities between their unsolved murders or missing persons reports and Alcala's victims.