In something of a surprise, Rodney Alcala, the "Dating Game Killer" currently on death row in California for killing four women and a 12-year-old girl, has been indicted for murdering two woman in New York in the 70s. Cornelia Crilley, 23, was found raped and strangled in her UES apartment in 1971 and Ellen Hover, also 23, went missing in 1977 and was found a year later.

The indictments come after police connected an alias that Alcala had been using in New York to a name in one of the victim's cold case file. Recently unearthed forensic evidence involving a bite on one of the bodies also helped.

Friends and family of the victims seem torn over the new charges. While they are happy that the killer has been found and is in jail, they worry about bringing it all back up again. Leon Borstein, an ex-Brooklyn prosecutor as well as Crilley's old boyfriend and a former suspect in the case, argued against the whole thing in the Times, saying that “all it does is entertain him, and it doesn’t do anything for us. He gets to fly out to New York, meet with his lawyers, sit in a courtroom for days on end. It certainly alleviates the boredom of sitting in a jail cell.”

Which doesn't mean he isn't relieved Alcala has been fingered. Borstein told the News he was "very happy they found the guy. He's off the street and nobody else has to worry about him."

Rodney Alcala, who once won as Bachelor #1 on The Dating Game (below, but don't worry, he and the bachelorette never went on the date) was last in the news when a trove of photos he had taken were uncovered and released to the public (his M.O. was apparently to use being a photographer to lure his victims into a false sense of safety). One of the photos even led to a former New Yorker spotting herself.