Two walkers stroll with the Downtown LA skyline
as their backdrop. No one felt safe during the summer
of 1985, when Night Stalker Richard Ramirez repeatedly struck quiet,
middle class neighborhoods
throughout the Southland. Photo by Mike
Sheriff's Deputy Bill Phelton on patrol at
night in Temple City, where attacks by the Night
have caused rising fear in the community. Behind him,
homes are visible, with their porch
lights turned on for safety.
Photograph by Michael Haering.
A citizen frightened by the Night
Stalker holds her gun in a posed photograph for the Herald
The caption, a quote by the woman in the photograph
identified as Debbie, reads "I don't know why the
Stalker started to bother me. Nothing like this has ever
happened before. but it did. So when
my husband went on call the
other night, I started cleaning and oiling my gun. I'm taking
practice this week." Photo by Anne Knudsen.
Tim Stegeman, a Guardian Angel, pictured here
with his mother, Ruth. During the Night Stalker
many people went to extremes for security. Tim became a
Guardian Angel in order to protect his mother.
Photo by James
Health Food Store employee John Quinn stands
beside the parking space where Night Stalker Richard
Ramirez dumped the stolen car used in the Mission Viejo attack. The
76 Corolla station wagon was
parked in the spot where the light
colored car is parked in the photograph.
Photo by Paul Chinn
Dr. Rodney Shelton Brooks, manager of Beverly Book and Bible,
allowed officers into his store to
out the stolen vehicle when it was found abandoned in a Rampart
shopping area lot.
Photo by Paul Chinn.
Lela Kneiding, 66, and Maxson Kneiding, 68, were brutally slain in
their home of 28 years by Richard Ramirez.
Apartment building of Night Stalker victim in
Santa Monica, at 1424 14th Street. The killer of Jean
Wildish entered her apartment on Santa Monica through the sliding
glass door on her balcony.
Photo by Mike Sergieff.
Faustino Pinon and Jaime Burgoin sit in front of
the Ford Mustang that Night Stalker Richard .
attempted to steal. Photo by James Ruebsamen
Bill Gregory stand on Cottage Home Street in
Chinatown near the Pasadena Freeway. It was here that
Night Stalker suspect Richard Ramirez stole Gregory's Toyota
Photograph by Anne Knudsen.
Arturo Benavidez of Art's Barber Shop called
police after Night Stalker Richard Ramirez tried to
this occupied car in front of his shop. LA Herald photo by Leo
Rosalio Dimas is pictured here with his garden
shears. He tried to hit Night Stalker
as the suspect ran through his yard. Photo by Leo Jarzomb.
An Orange County Deputy stands near the 76 Toyota
station wagon that Night Stalker Richard
in his attack in Mission Viejo. Next to the car is a coroner's crime
investigation truck. Photograph by Paul Chinn.
When Night Stalker Richard Ramirez
stole Bill Gregory's Toyota station wagon, there was religious
literature like this inside the car. Shortly after the car was
stolen, the Pastor whose church was
listed on the literature began
receiving strange calls.
Photograph by Anne Knudsen.
A green 1976 Pontiac Grand Prix, believed to have
been used by the Night Stalker, is inspected by
in East Los Angeles. A man leans over the police tape, and jots
something down into his
notebook, at left. In background, another
officer inspects the front of the car.
Photo by Dean Musgrove.