Between June 1984 and August 1995 Richard Ramirez went on a home-invasion and murder spree throughout Los Angeles. Before his capture and arrest he was known in the media as the Night Stalker. Netflix is bring a new 4-episode limited series “Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer”, which arrives January 13th, which uses first-person interviews, archive footage and original photographic evidence to tell the story. Ramirez targeted men and women as well as children, his victims were aged from 6 to 82, rich and poor, various racial backgrounds. Literally anyone could have been his next victim.
The Netflix limited docu-series Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer tells the spellbinding true story of how one of the most notorious serial killers in American history was hunted down and brought to justice. In the sweltering summer of 1985, a record-breaking heatwave hit Los Angeles, along with a series of murders and sexual assaults that at first seemed disconnected. The victims were men, women, and children. They ranged in age from six to 82. They came from different neighborhoods, racial backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. Never before in criminal history had a single killer been responsible for such a grisly array of crimes. Racing against the clock to stop this nocturnal monster were a young detective named Gil Carrillo from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and the legendary homicide investigator Frank Salerno. As they worked tirelessly to solve the case, the media hounded their tracks, and panic gripped California.