Richard Ramirez

The Night Stalker

  Active for 2 years
(1984-1985) in United States

13

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

20

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  2. Serial Killer Profile
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 10 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 18 Books About Richard Ramirez
  14. 10 External References
  15. Internal References

Richard Ramirez (Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez) an American serial killer burglar and rapist known as the Night Stalker. Ramirez killed thirteen people between 1984 and 1985, in Los Angeles, California. Ramirez used a wide variety of weapons, including handguns, knives, a machete, a tire iron, and a hammer. Richard Ramirez was captured as a crowd of bystanders surrounded him, beat him, and held him until police arrived to arrest him. Ramirez was sentenced to death in 1989, and died of natural causes (complications due to B-cell lymphoma) on June 7th 2013 while still on death row at San Quentin State Prison.

Richard Ramirez Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Richard Ramirez (aka) The Night Stalker, was active for 2 years between 1984-1985, known to have ( 13 confirmed / 20 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Richard Ramirez was born on February 29th 1960 in El Paso, Texas, United States. He was born 1st of 5 children and raised by both parents. Ramirez was raised as a youngest child and had four brothers or sisters. His father, a Juarez policeman, a laborer on the Santa Fe railroad. His mother, Mercedes Ramirez, a factory worker at a boot manufacturer. He had a head injury or brain defect. Richard Ramirez was physically abused at some point of his life.

Ramirez a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. Ramirez completed 9 years of school, no degree received. Ramirez married, separated. He had no children. He had a medical condition: epilepsy.

Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, and served time in jail. He was known to abuse alcohol and drugs.

In 1984 (Age 23/24) Richard Ramirez started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, torture, strangle, stalk, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Richard Ramirez used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with himself, alone in Los Angeles, California, US, where Ramirez was known to work as a criminal, serial killer, Brett Kavanaugh.

He was arrested on August 31st 1985 (Age 25), convicted on September 20th 1989 (Age 29), sentenced to death by gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US. Ramirez was convicted on charges of murder, attempted murder, sexual assault, burglary and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Richard Ramirez died on June 7th 2013 (Age 53), cause of death: natural causes, B-cell lymphoma at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California, US.

Profile Completeness: 97%
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Richard Ramirez has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 9 months ago.

Richard Ramirez a known:

Richard Ramirez
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Richard Ramirez
Nickname: The Night Stalker
Victims: 13 - 20
Years Active: 1984 - 1985
Ages Active: 23/24 - 24/25
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder, attempted murder, sexual assault, burglary
Life Span: 1960 - 2013
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Medical Condition: epilepsy
Astrological Sign: Pisces
Feb 18 - Mar 20
Birth Month: February
Marital Status: married, separated
Children: no children
Living With: himself, alone in Los Angeles, California, US
Occupation: criminal, serial killer, Brett Kavanaugh
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Feb 29, 1960
Family Name: Ramirez
Given Name: Richard
Birth Location: El Paso, Texas, United States
Birth Order: 1st of 5
Siblings: four brothers or sisters
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: youngest child
Mother: Mercedes Ramirez, a factory worker at a boot manufacturer
Father: a Juarez policeman, a laborer on the Santa Fe railroad

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 9 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Aug 31, 1985 (Age 25)
Convicted: Sep 20, 1989 (Age 29)
Sentence: death by gas chamber
Prison Location: San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: FALSE

Death Information
Death Date: Jun 7, 2013 (Age 53)
Manner of Death: natural causes
Cause of Death: B-cell lymphoma
Death Location: Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
10 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Richard Ramirez

The 10 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Richard Ramirez. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Feb 29 1960Richard Ramirez was born in El Paso, Texas, United States.  #19600229
Feb 29 1980
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1984
(Age 23/24)
Richard Ramirez started his serial killing spree. #1984
1985
(Age 24/25)
Richard Ramirez ended his serial killing spree. #1985
Aug 31 1985
(Age 25)
Richard Ramirez arrested. #19850831
Sep 20 1989
(Age 29)
Richard Ramirez was convicted and sentenced to death by gas chamber at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, California, US.  #19890920
Mar 01 1990
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Feb 29 2000
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Mar 01 2010
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Jun 07 2013
(Age 53)
Richard Ramirez died. cause of death: natural causes, B-cell lymphoma at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California, US. #20130607

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
head injury TRUE 297
physically abused TRUE 228
drug abuse TRUE 223
alcohol abuse TRUE 222
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous killed TRUE 207
kill at victims home TRUE 318
used weapon TRUE 448
used gun TRUE 447
rape TRUE 447
torture TRUE 421
stalk TRUE 413
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 437
mutilated TRUE 440
robbed TRUE 414
living with children FALSE 267
suicide FALSE 216
killed in prison FALSE 210
father drug abuse FALSE 190
mother drug abuse FALSE 192
problems in school FALSE 218
teased in school FALSE 215
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
psychologically abused FALSE 221
sexually abused FALSE 223
psychologist FALSE 256
forensic hospital FALSE 255
previous prision FALSE 332
kill at killers home FALSE 315
blindfold FALSE 359
sex with body FALSE 426
ate part of body FALSE 445
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
totem body part FALSE 361
totem personal item FALSE 350


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Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez, known as Richard Ramirez (February 29, 1960 – June 7, 2013), was an American serial killer, rapist, and burglar. His highly publicized home invasion crime spree terrorized the residents of the greater Los Angeles area, and later the residents of the San Francisco area, from June 1984 until August 1985. Prior to his capture, Ramirez was dubbed the "Night Stalker" by the news media.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Richard Ramirez on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 17, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Ricardo Muñoz RAMIREZ on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 17, 2018.
  3. Melissa Dietrich, Nada Gorbet, Richard Ramirez on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Sep 17, 2018.
  4. Q382035 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 18, 2018.
  5. Richard Ramirez on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  6. Richard Ramirez: The Night Stalker on www.alcatrazeast.com, Retrieved on Jan 10, 2019.
  7. Richard Ramirez, Night Stalker on disturbinghorror.com, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  8. Richard Ramirez on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
  9. Richard Ramirez on www.serialkillers.cz, Retrieved on Apr 1, 2019.
  10. Stacy Lambe, John Stamos Reveals His Unexpected Connection to the 1985 Night Stalker Serial Killer on www.etonline.com, Retrieved on Jun 25, 2019.
Internal References

Richard Ramirez is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #7 of 38 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in February
  2. #8 of 40 [ Page 1 ] of Pisces Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #9 of 53 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killer Stalkers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #18 of 88 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #39 of 326 [ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  6. #47 of 649 [ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #48 of 249 [ Page 4 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #66 of 305 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #122 of 649 [ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  10. #483 of 649 [ Page 33 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  11. #515 of 649 [ Page 35 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
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Serial Killers Statistics, charts Richard Ramirez is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Serial Killers IQ Level, Highest Degree Achieved, Sexual Preference, Birth Category, Mannor of Death, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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