Richard Ramirez - "Night Stalker"
Richard Ramirez - Serial Killer
Richard Ramirez - Night Stalker
Ramirez career started in June 1984 when he broke into a house and raped
then killed a 79 year old woman, Jennie Vincow, in a suburb of L.A.
In February of 1985 he abducted two girls in separate incidents. The first
was a six year old girl, taken from a bus stop near her school in a
laundry bag, then molested and dumped at a nearby location. Two weeks
later Richard took another girl, a nine year old, from her bedroom and
raped, then dumped her, nearby.
On March 17 Ramirez was described by the survivor of the first
"Valley Intruder" attack. Dayle Okazaki was murdered and her
roommate, Maria Hernandez, was badly injured. While leaving the scene of
this first killing Ramirez dragged Tsa Lian Yu from her car and proceeded
to shoot her several times. Lian Yu was pronounced dead the next day.
Richard Ramirez seemed so impressed with these attacks that he abducted another
young girl 2 days later, raping her repeatedly before allowing her to
leave, in what would seem like a celebration of the earlier attacks.
March 27 : The Zazzara murders. Ramirez beat 64-year-old Vincent Zazzara
to death, then stabs his wife, Maxine ,44, to death. Ramirez proceeded to
carve out her eyes and take them with him. The bodies were found two days
later by their son.
On May 14 Ramirez broke into another house and killed the owner, William
Doi, with a bullet to the head. Doi was able to make it to a phone first
though, not allowing enough time for Ramirez to get his wife.
Just two weeks later, on May 29, Ramirez had some fun with an 84-year-old,
Mabel Bell, and 81-year-old, Florence Lang(an invalid). Ramirez violently
beat them and then scratched satanic symbols over them, and their house.
The two were not found until June 2. Bell died on July 15, but Lang
survived the attack.
On June 27 Patty Higgins had her throat cut, dying, in another
"stalker" attack in her own home. And on July 2, Mary Cannon,77,
was killed in similar style. Cannon lived less than two miles from
July 7, Joyce Nelson, 61, was beaten to death at her home.
On July 20 Ramirez decided to do a double. First off he killed Chainarong
Khovanath, 32, then beat and raped his wife. Not content with that he took
their 8-year-old son into the next room with a bottle of baby oil. Mrs.
Khovanath was forced to listen as Ramirez raped him, then he stole about
$30,000 in cash and jewellery. Ramirez then drove to a neighbouring suburb
and murdered Max Kneiding, 69, and his wife Lela, 66. The couple didn't
even have time to get out of their bed.
On August 6 Ramirez screwed up and left both his victims wounded.
Christopher Peterson,38, and his wife Virginia, 27, where able to give a
description of their attacker, which matched that of all other survivors.
August 8, Ramirez strikes again. He kills Elyas Abowath, 35, shooting him
then brutally beating his wife. It is after this attack that police
announce that they are after a serial killer, linking six of the murders.
The press dub Ramirez as "The Night Stalker".
On August 17 Ramirez struck in San Francisco, his first attack outside
L.A., killing the amusingly named Peter Pan, 66, and badly beating and
then shooting his wife. She survived her wounds and identified the
'stalker' from police sketches taken from the earlier survivors.
August 24, Ramirez wounds Bill Carns, 29, with three bullets to the head.
He then raped Carn's fiancee, Inez Erickson, twice. As Ramirez drove away
Erickson seen his car. It was an orange Toyota station wagon. A local
teenager also noticed the car and it's driver. He took down then number
plate and gave it to police. The end was near.
On August 30 police found the car abandoned. From it they lifted a single
finger print. Ramirez was identified. They issued a APB for Ramirez and
his mug shots were shown on national TV.
The next day Ramirez's picture was on the cover of every major newspaper
in the state, and on every TV news bulletin. Ramirez had no idea of this
until he walked into a liquor store and seen himself staring at him from
that days newspaper. Ramirez panicked as other customers realised that it
was him. He ran 2 miles in the next 12 minutes, then decided to steal a
car. Unfortunately for Ramirez he was in a particularly tough
neighbourhood and ended up being rescue by the police as he was being
beaten badly by the local thugs. The 'Night Stalker' was caught.
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