(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.
A jury this week recommended a death sentence for Alcala, who appeared on the popular dating show in 1978 as Bachelor No. "We balanced the privacy concerns of those depicted in the decision to release these pictures," Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said in a statement.
Alcala may have appeared likable to viewers at home, but Bachelor No.
2, Jed Mills, said he was the complete opposite when they sat together in the green room before the show.
As he awaited a third trial, Alcala's DNA was linked to the murder scenes of Barcomb, Wixted and Lamb.