I tuned into a podcast and heard some interesting information. Alcala was in Tennessee in the 60s and got arrested for a robbery/credit card fraud/grand theft auto charge in South Carolina after he committed the crime in TN. He also allegedly fled to Mexico after the Tali S. Do you think there's a possibility of missing person's cases adding up to him in MX/TN/SC?
I was curious about the timeline for the events in Tennessee and South Carolina. I found this, which also puts him in NEW YORK in the early 1960s!
'Dating Game' serial killer connected to victims decades after their deaths
Woman attacked, New York City: 1963
While assigned to Fort Campbell on the Kentucky–Tennessee border, Pfc. Rodney Alcala went AWOL multiple times.
In June 1963 he took a routine weekend pass to Nashville, Tennessee. According to an Army report, after stealing a car and robbing another driver of their credit card, he fled to New York City.
“One night after leaving a bar [in New York], he saw a young lady walking down the street,” the report said. “He followed her a short distance and struck her with a coke bottle.”
She was able to get away.
Alcala traveled to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he was arrested and charged by military justice authorities with being absent without leave. While being transported with a military escort back to Fort Campbell, he was able to escape as they changed trains in Atlanta, Georgia, and escaped to his family’s home in California.
Alcala’s mother and sisters advised him to turn himself in. While staying at home, he said he exposed himself to his youngest sister, “who became hysterical,” the report said. “Private Alcala stated he did not know if he wanted to have sexual relations with her.”