By the point he handed away in 2013, serial killer Richard Ramirez, broadly referred to as the Evening Stalker, was linked to 14 grotesque murders throughout California. Together with Ted Bundy and different murderers, he is now a part of Netflix’s unique true-crime library in a restricted collection known as Evening Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer, which recollects the investigation to trace him down. Whereas Ramirez is related to over a dozen recognized deaths, we might by no means know the true extent of his killing spree within the ’80s.
Ramirez did not have a constant sample of attacking folks, apart from the truth that he struck in the midst of the night time by coming into unlocked doorways and home windows. Utilizing knives, weapons, and extra, he brutally assaulted and murdered folks, usually raping and burglarizing them as nicely. After his assaults, Ramirez, a satan worshiper, often left Satanic symbols at his crime scenes. Most of Ramirez’s Evening Stalker killings occurred in 1985, however his first well-known murder (a minimum of by his trial) passed off a yr earlier than.
On June 28, 1984, Ramirez murdered 79-year-old Jennie Vincow throughout a housebreaking at her house in Glassell Park, stabbing her repeatedly and slashing her throat to the purpose of virtually decapitating her. His reign of terror ramped up in Los Angeles and San Francisco in the course of the spring and summer season of 1985. On March 17, 1985, he attacked Maria Hernandez (who narrowly survived) and fatally shot her 34-year-old roommate Dayle Okazaki within the brow. The Evening Stalker’s assaults would achieve momentum till he was caught on Aug. 31, 1985, by an indignant mob. In accordance with detectives, it is very doubtless that Ramirez did not depart a virtually one-year hole between 1984 and 1985.
In 1989, Ramirez was discovered responsible of 13 murders along with dozens of different fees of tried homicide, sexual assault, and housebreaking for a complete of 43 counts. In 2009, investigators related Ramirez with the 1984 rape and dying of a 9-year-old woman named Mei Leung in San Francisco. Ramirez died on the age of 53 in 2013 whereas on dying row at San Quentin State Jail. We’ll by no means know for certain what number of of his victims are on the market, however it’s resoundingly clear that he left a lethal legacy of horrific deaths.
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