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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Is 'Night Stalker' Richard Ramirez Responsible for an Unsolved 1984 S.F. Murder?

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 2:12 PM

A police mugshot of Richard Ramirez
  • A police mugshot of Richard Ramirez
The San Francisco Police Department just issued an advisory stating that a press conference to be held at 3 p.m. today at the Hall of Justice will explore the possibility that serial killer Richard Ramirez, aka "the Night Stalker," (so named for his propensity to break into victims' homes in the wee hours) was responsible for an unsolved Bay Area murder that occurred in 1984. The majority of Ramirez' killings took place in and around Los Angeles.

Ramirez, who was found guilty of 13 murders -- he was also suspected of at least two other murders in San Francisco -- five attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults, and 14 burglaries, was sentenced to death in in 1989. He is currently incarcerated at San Quentin.

San Francisco Police spokeswoman Sergeant Lyn Tomioka declined to name the 1984 victim or describe the

circumstances surrounding his or her death, saying that details would be

released at today's press conference.

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