But a psychopath's true nature comes seeping through.
"When you go back and look, what's most fascinating is that he had already committed a crime," Brown said, "Raped a little girl.
(He remains in prison in California.) While Alcala's body count is unknown, police estimate the now-73-year-old man killed at least dozens of women, with some counts running as high as 130 – and there are still over 100 photographs of unidentified women who may have been his victims.
But in 1978, two years before the murder conviction, there he was: Bachelor Number One.
"One wonders what that did in his mind," Brown said. She played hard to get.' " Mills said he still has a difficult time discussing Alcala.