The Timeline and Victims of Richard Ramirez
April 10, 1984: 9-year-old Mei Leung is found hanging over a pipe in the basement of her apartment building at 765 O’Farrell St.
June 1984: Jennie Vincow’s throat is slashed in her Los Angeles apartment.
Nov. 13, 1984: Famed San Francisco chef Masataka Kobayashi is found dead in his Nob Hill apartment at 1111 Pine St.
Feb. 20, 1985: Mary and Christina Caldwell, ages 70 and 58, respectively, are stabbed dozens of times in their Telegraph Hill apartment.
March 17, 1985: Dale Okazaki and Tsai-Lian Yu are shot.
March 28, 1985: Vincent and Maxine Zazzara are shot.
May 14, 1985: William and Lillian Doi are attacked while sleeping. Lillian survives.
May 29, 1985: Mabel Bell, 84, is violently beaten.
June 2, 1985: Edward Wildgans, 29, is shot through the right temple by a late-night intruder. His girlfriend fights off the attacker.
July 2, 1985: Mary Louise Canno is found beaten and with her throat slit.
July 7, 1985: Joyce Nelson is beaten with a blunt object.
July 20, 1985: Lela and Max Kneiding are shot. Chainarong Khovananth is shot minutes later.
Aug. 8, 1985: Elyas Abowath is shot in the head while sleeping.
Aug. 17, 1985: Peter and Barbara Pan are attacked in their Lake Merced home. Peter Pan is killed and his wife is shot but survives.
Aug. 30, 1985: Police release a photo of Ramirez to the media. Within 12 hours, he is captured by citizens.
Ramirez attacked many of his victims in their homes in the early hours of the morning. Many were handcuffed to beds and tortured.
Ramirez was a serial killer who boasted of Satanic loyalties and displayed a pentagram symbol on his hand. Ramirez read The Satanic Bible by Anton LaVey in the summer of 1978. He believed that Satan protected him during his home invasions. It would be hard to pinpoint exactly what influences sent Richard Ramirez in the direction of devil worship. He often drew a five-point...