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Now with a number of victims in a position to describe him, sketches of Ramirez have been everywhere in the information. When police ran a fingerprint present in the deserted stolen automotive described by the Romeros, it was a match for Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramírez, a 25-year-old drifter from Texas with an extended rap sheet for medication, auto theft and different offenses.

“We all know who you at the moment are, and shortly everybody else will. There shall be no place you may conceal,” police advised reporters at a press convention.

The manhunt—lastly for a person with a flesh-and-blood face—was on.

The youthful James Romero, recalling how police got here again every week after he and his dad chased away the prowler and needed to know each little element about that night time, told Los Angeles Magazine in 2017 that he did not know what they have been so inquisitive about at first.

“It was on the information,” he stated. “My mother and father stated a serial killer attacked a home right here in Mission Viejo. My mother stated, ‘They assume possibly this is identical particular person.’ That is once I discovered there was a serial killer referred to as the Evening Stalker.” James III stated they have been all “fairly freaked out,” not realizing if the killer deliberate to return. “I believe my dad even introduced out a gun he used to maintain locked up.”

And when the Evening Stalker was noticed on Aug. 31, the terrified individuals of Los Angeles weren’t about to let him go. Ramirez walked right into a comfort retailer in East L.A., not realizing his mug shot was on the entrance web page of the papers. As Philip Carlo relayed in his ebook, he observed a bunch of ladies have been quietly muttering to one another about “el matador” (the killer), after which he dashed out of the shop, ran throughout the freeway and tried to carjack a girl.

A bunch of bystanders took off after him and, after extra makes an attempt to steal a automotive failed, quickly caught up with him. And as soon as that they had him surrounded, they commenced beating Ramirez till the police arrived to arrest him.