Though new leads in the double-initial murders have brought that to attention in the Rochester region, filmmakers were in town last month to discuss another serial killer.

Though new leads in the double-initial murders have brought that to attention in the Rochester region, filmmakers were in town last month to discuss another serial killer.

French documentary makers were in Webster to discuss one of two serial murders that happened in the town within the last three decades.

The documentary, which will air on a French news channel, is taking a look at serial killers throughout the United States, including Rochester’s Robert Spahalski. Patrick Spica Productions is producing the film. Their film firm has taken looks at prostitution, Hollywood, super-models, and other high-interest films.

Robert Spahalski is in jail, convicted of the murder of Charles Grande in his Webster home in the early 90s. Spahalski confessed to killing Grande and three others between 1990 and 2005, when he turned himself in to Rochester Police, Rochester Police Investigator Glenn Weather said. Grande was hit in the head several times with a hammer after a dispute over paying for sex with Spahalski.

Weather says Spahalski may be responsible for other killings in the area, as well. His identical twin brother, Stephen, is jailed on a murder charge, as well.

“It was interesting to have people come that far to interview us in our city,” Weather said.

Responding officers to the scenes, which included both Rochester and Webster Police Departments, were interviewed, as well as Webster Police Chief Gerald Pickering.

Spica Productions is based in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, a suburb of Paris.

Earlier this month, officials charged Joseph Naso, 77, in the California murders of Roxene Roggasch, Pamela Parsons, Carmen Colon and Tracy Tafoya. The women’s alliteration initials echo the double-initial murders of Rochester’s 1970s. One of the California victims had the same name as a Rochester victim, Carmen Colon, 10, who was found in Churchville.

Police in New York are now looking at Naso as a suspect in the Rochester murders, which included Wanda Walkowicz, whose 11-year-old body was found near 104 in Webster in 1973.

Naso has not been charged with the murders in Rochester, though he was in town during the years of the murders. Police say his DNA has been tested against DNA found at one of the victim’s crime scenes, and it is not a match.  

The other double-initial, or alphabet murder victim was Michelle Maenza, 11, found in Macedon, eight months after Walkowicz.

Though State Police are handling the investigation into the murders in Rochester, Webster Police Lt. Mike Chiapperini says the department will be very please if an arrest is made or the case is solved.

— Includes reporting by the Associated Press