This auction is for a letter from deceased California serial killer Mr. Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez, better known as Richard Ramirez, the Los Angeles "Night Stalker"(2/29/1960 – 6/7/2013). Ramirez had several other monikers in press, including "The Walk-In Killer" and "Valley Intruder," however it was the "Night Stalker" that he would come to be known as, and ultimately remembered. After years of criminal antisocial behavior, Ramirez started to act on his inappropriate sexual urges with a series of child sexual assaults and molestation. This would also include at least one failed attempt at child abduction. Ramirez's first known rape and murder took place on 4/10/1984, in San Francisco, CA. The victim 9-year-old victim was ritualistically posed and wasn't counted among his convictions being he was linked with DNA in 2009, years after his trials. Ramirez would go on to commit one of the most heinous crimes sprees in United States history. His method of murder varied, and his crimes included acts of torture and sodomy. His victims ranged in age from 9 to 84-years-old. Ramirez would have likely continued killing if it weren't for his arrest on 6/7/1985, in Los Angeles, CA. Both the crimes and trail were riddled with Satanic themes and outbursts during court appearances. The case was largely celebrated in the press. In two separate trials Ramirez was convicted of 14 murders coupled with numerous crimes of physical violence, sexual assault, and burglaries. He received multiple death sentences. On 6/7/2013, while awaiting execution, Ramirez died due to health complications. He was 53-years-old. He was survived by his post-conviction wife, Mrs. Doreen Lioy-Ramirez, with whom he was separated with at the time.
ITEM DESCRIPTION: The missive is one page and signed, "Richard." The original mailing envelope has eight lines of address written in Ramirez's hand. The letter and envelope both come inside a protective magazine sleeve with an acid free board and have been stored flat. Message me with any questions you might have. Thanks for having a look-see.
Postcard with Thanksgiving themed artwork by one of California's "Toolbox Killers."