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  • Night Stalker Linked to Rape/Murder of 9 Year Old Girl

    Looks like he started in San Fran and moved south to LA...he's linked to more then one murder there.

    'Night Stalker' tied to slaying of S.F. girl

    Jaxon Van Derbeken, Chronicle Staff Writer

    Thursday, October 22, 2009

    (10-22) 18:28 PDT SAN FRANCISCO --

    Two decades after the devil-worshiping "Night Stalker" killer was sentenced to die for 13 Southern California murders, DNA evidence has tied him to the 1984 rape-slaying of a 9-year-old girl in the Tenderloin, San Francisco authorities said Thursday.

    The DNA links Richard Ramirez and possibly a second, unknown attacker to the April 10, 1984, killing of Mei "Linda" Leung, whose body was found hanging over a pipe in the basement of her apartment building at 765 O'Farrell St., police said.

    The girl was with her 8-year-old brother when she dropped a dollar bill and went looking for it, police said. The boy wandered away, then came back to the basement and found his sister dead. Police said she had been beaten, raped and stabbed.

    The police cold-case unit recently revived the case. Investigators obtained a confirming sample of Ramirez's DNA Wednesday to compare with what was found at the scene of the killing and to a sample previously taken from the convicted murderer.

    The girl was slain more than two months before Ramirez's first known murder, the killing June 28, 1984, of 79-year-old Jennie Vincow in the Glassell Park area of Los Angeles.
    Killed as they slept

    For more than a year afterward, Ramirez terrified Southern California with a string of slayings, earning the "Night Stalker" nickname because he murdered his victims as they slept.

    At some of the scenes, Ramirez scrawled pentagrams, often associated with devil worship. Some of his victims were mutilated with the symbols and had their eyes gouged out. Ramirez allowed one victim to live after he made her swear upon Satan that she would not scream for help.

    Ramirez was arrested in August 1985 in Los Angeles after he tried to steal a car and was chased down and pummeled by residents. After a trial in which Ramirez giggled in court and yelled, "Hail, Satan," he was convicted in 1989 of 13 murders and 30 other felonies, among them child rape and sodomy.

    Now 49, he remains on Death Row at San Quentin State Prison as his appeals work through the courts.
    Second S.F. killing

    In addition to the Southern California killings, Ramirez was charged in a 1985 attack on a San Francisco couple, but was never tried.

    On Aug. 17, 1985, about two weeks before his arrest, Ramirez allegedly shot and killed a 66-year-old accountant, Peter Pan, as he slept in his home near Lake Merced. Pan's wife, Barbara, who was beaten and shot, survived but was left disabled.

    On the walls, the killer scrawled pentagrams and "Jack the Knife" in lipstick. Authorities later learned that someone matching Ramirez's description had sold Barbara Pan's jewelry in El Sobrante.

    San Francisco prosecutors put the case on hold after their Los Angeles counterparts expressed concern that a trial create conflicts in testimony and require some of the surviving Southern California victims to return to the witness stand.

    San Francisco police also have long suspected Ramirez of killing Masataka Kobayashi, 45, chef and part owner of Masa's restaurant on Bush Street, on Nov. 13, 1984. He was never charged in that slaying.
    Ramirez lived nearby

    Around the time Mei Leung was killed, Ramirez was known to be living at 373 Ellis St., and 56 Mason St., both in the Tenderloin within about six blocks of the girl's apartment building, police said at a news conference Thursday.

    Mei lived with her mother, a restaurant worker who had moved here from Hong Kong in 1980, her brother and two sisters.

    Deputy Police Chief David Shinn said Thursday that the girl's family has been notified about the possibility that the killer has been found and that they had expressed relief.

    "It's painful," he said. "Hopefully, this will bring some closure to the family."

    Mei's mother, Yuk Yin Leung, now lives elsewhere in San Francisco. She declined to comment Thursday.

    Police say they expect to submit the case within a few weeks to District Attorney Kamala Harris for possible prosecution.
    Tough to analyze

    Matthew Gabriel, a DNA expert at the Police Department's crime lab, said investigators had been working on the evidence from the killing for five years. He said the testing that yielded the match was done on an "extremely difficult item to analyze."

    The match occurred soon after the sample was submitted to the state in September. On Wednesday, investigators served a search warrant at San Quentin to obtain a DNA confirmation sample from Ramirez.

    Ramirez did not say anything when he provided the oral swab, said Inspector Holly Pera of the homicide unit.

    Pera, who has been on the force for nearly 30 years, said she remembered the slaying from her days as a patrol officer.

    "It's the type of case - involving a little girl - that you don't forget," she said.
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    Nearly 24 years on death row! What's the hold up!
    "Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans." - Robert E. Lee, 1865

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    • #3
      All our death penalty cases are on "hold" due to problems getting medical personnel to insert IVs into the Adam Henry's arm(s) for their last "night-night time." Only certified medical personnel are allowed to do this (by law) and their "professional" association decided it was a violation of their code of "ethics." I guess keeping Ramirez and his ilk alive is more important to their sense of well being then seeing the will of the people and justice carried out.
      "I'm not fluent in the language of violence, but I know enough to get around in places where it's spoken."

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      • #4
        And yet, many in their profession have no problems with abortion. Sounds like they took the hypocritical oath.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by az4code23 View Post
          Nearly 24 years on death row! What's the hold up!
          +1
          Send his *** to Texas he'll get to play cutsies to the front of death row!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by JasperST View Post
            And yet, many in their profession have no problems with abortion. Sounds like they took the hypocritical oath.
            You do realize it's a different specially involved?

            I also has as much to due with the years it takes for the multiple appeals that are allowed.
            Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by willowdared View Post
              You do realize it's a different specially involved?
              I honestly didn't know. Why don't they just hire abortion doctors then? Problem solved!

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              • #8
                How about we hire someone to 'insert' two 45acp rounds in the back of his head?......that way we dont have to worry about the medical folks violating their oath.
                The posts on this forum by this poster are of his personal opinion, and his personal opinion alone

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                • #9
                  Have not heard that name in a while. I remember is was visiting family in LA when he was still on the loose. I was young and my cousins had me scared as hell talking about the Nightstalker was coming to get me. Think there was a Hillside Strangler on the loose that time too.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LA DEP View Post
                    How about we hire someone to 'insert' two 45acp rounds in the back of his head?......that way we dont have to worry about the medical folks violating their oath.
                    Dibs

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                    • #11
                      I think California corrections officials should look into signing this guy up for a prison trade program, with lets say.....China....
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                      • #12
                        Another candidate for a throat slashing, PICK ME.....PICK ME!!!!

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                        • #13
                          Why is this loser still alive 20 years after being convicted?

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                          • #14
                            Like John Douglas the FBI profiler said, you can tell a lot about the killer from his first crimes.

                            Like the coward he is, he had to start his killing spree with a child....probably because he was too terrified of confronting an adult.

                            What a case

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