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Convicted Killer Rodney Alcala Indicted In 2 NY Murders

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NEW YORK (AP) — A law enforcement official says a convicted California serial killer is being charged with the 1970s murders of two women in New York.

The official says Rodney Alcala has been indicted in the slayings of Cornelia Crilley and Ellen Hover. Crilley was found strangled in her Manhattan apartment in 1971. Hover disappeared in 1977. Her remains were later found on an estate outside the city.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss an indictment that has not been made public.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office is declining to comment. However, a news conference was scheduled Thursday afternoon.

The 67-year-old Alcala was convicted last year of strangling of four women and a 12-year-old girl in California in the 1970s. He has been sentenced to death.

He represented himself in court.

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