There's no need to invoke trickery if her shoulders are with her arms, behind her back. Occam's Razor.In the first picture she has no shoulder. This picture must have been altered somehow. I would like to have norestforthewicked's comments about how this picture could have been made.
I wasn't trying to be obscure, just trying to avoid dramatic overstatement. Indeed, you can see the round little nub of the other shoulder through her hair. The point is that her shoulders appear amazingly narrow in the top picture compared to any of the others and her arms are invisible. Her appearance is in every way consistent with her being hog-tied, arms behind her. You can't see enough to really confirm it, of course.
To better understand it, go to a mirror. Put your arms together behind you and watch how skinny your shoulder region gets. That's picture one.
The right shoulder is normal, but she is angled enough (pulling her left shoulder back at an angle) that it appears she has no shoulders...
If dancer girl is the one in the back bend pic I wonder if she could she have fallen, and gotten hurt? Maybe RA was trying something kinky with her thats why the helmet is on. She removed it, fell, but this time it was fatal. Instead of getting help he finished her off.
New York police detectives were intrigued when they located yet another young, attractive single woman who told them that Alcala had enticed her to pose for his camera in 1977.
She mentioned that Alcala took her to the Rockefeller Estate for the photo session.
And it turned out that Alcala and the model walked within 100 feet of where Hover's body was later found.
But now I'm getting the hopeful idea her pictures may be a modeling session referred to in newspaper accounts as taking place shortly after Ellen Hover's disappearance and very near where her body was eventually found. That person lived to tell the tale. For all the news stories say, she may have been just fine for it all. Here's a typical one.
In this particular instance, Alcala would be getting his perverted jollies from knowing Ellen Hover's decomposing remains were right nearby even as this other potential victim--a potential he decided not to realize--was innocently dancing and posing away right in front of him. (EEEeeew!)
Really creepy, yes. But my heart has gone out to dancer girl and I would probably wet a shirtsleeve or two with happiness if she's OK. (I'm a guy but, like the new House Speaker, I can mist up sometimes.)
I would agree the lay of the land looks a lot like "Rockefeller Preserve" Westchester lets hope she is one that got to walk out of there..
Add some brightness and you get this.
No, I really don't know if it's anything. But it makes me think of the head hair on hanger-backbender that doesn't drape under gravity, that looks stuck to something.
(Where'd her necklace go, and what's up with her forehead above her right (our left) eye?)
I think that's all of them. I'll try to find uncropped versions, too.
ETA: she has no underarm hair - she's not backbend person.
I realize this place could be almost anywhere in the East if not the world, but he's known to have taken two women to the Rockefeller Estate/Preserve/Park in NY State. One of them even came back.
An image Google: