Now with a number of victims capable of describe him, sketches of Ramirez have been all around the information. When police ran a fingerprint present in the deserted stolen automobile described by the Romeros, it was a match for Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez, a 25-year-old drifter from Texas with an extended rap sheet for medication, auto theft and different offenses.
“We know who you are now, and soon everyone else will. There will be no place you can hide,” police informed reporters at a press convention.
The manhunt—lastly for a person with a flesh-and-blood face—was on.
The youthful James Romero, recalling how police got here again per week after he and his dad chased away the prowler and wished to know each little element about that night time, informed Los Angeles Magazine in 2017 that he did not know what they have been so involved in at first.
“It was on the news,” he mentioned. “My parents said a serial killer attacked a house here in Mission Viejo. My mom said, ‘They think maybe this is the same person.’ That’s when I found out there was a serial killer called the Night Stalker.” James III mentioned they have been all “pretty freaked out,” not realizing if the killer deliberate to return. “I think my dad even brought out a gun he used to keep locked up.”
And when the Night Stalker was noticed on Aug. 31, the terrified folks of Los Angeles weren’t about to let him go. Ramirez walked right into a comfort retailer in East L.A., not realizing his mug shot was on the entrance web page of the papers. As Philip Carlo relayed in his ebook, he seen a gaggle of girls have been quietly muttering to one another about “el matador” (the killer), after which he dashed out of the shop, ran throughout the freeway and tried to carjack a lady.
A gaggle of bystanders took off after him and, after extra makes an attempt to steal a automobile failed, quickly caught up with him. And as soon as they’d him surrounded, they commenced beating Ramirez till the police arrived to arrest him.