SoCal Serial Killer Named as Suspect in '84 San Francisco Killing
Richard Ramirez, better known as the Night Stalker, sits on death row for 13 murders in Southern California from two decades ago, but that number might change as police in San Francisco identified him as a suspect in a cold case murder today. DNA has connected him and a possible second and unknown suspect to the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl in April 1984, two months before his first known murder in Los Angeles' Glassell Park neighborhood.
Ramirez, 49, is also suspected of two other Bay Area murders. He received the Night Stalker nickname over year period because he would kill his victims while they slept.