How the serial killer’s teeth led the police to him

Richard Ramirez had distinctive teeth, and they played a role in the final capture of the killer.

The killer and his rampage are the focus of a terrifying new Netflix documentary, Night Stalker.

Ramirez killed more than a dozen people in Los Angeles in the 1980s and his nightly crimes earned him the nickname Night Stalker.


Richard Ramirez is the subject of Netflix’s latest document on true crime (Image Credit: Netflix / YouTube).

What role did Richard Ramirez’s teeth play in his belief?

Not only were his teeth an important detail in testimony, but one slip led detectives to his dentist.

So many of those he encountered, adults and children, told Ramirez’s recognizable teeth.

But lead investigators Carrillo and Salerno also found a dentist’s business card in a stolen vehicle that Ramirez had left after stopping.

In case he returned, two detectives were taken to the dentist’s office. However, for reasons of cost, the police were replaced by an alarm that the dental staff could use to alert the police instead.

Ramirez returned, but the alarm failed and the monster was able to receive treatment and leave a free man.

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When Ester talked about the killer’s signature teeth on Netflix’s Night Stalker, he remembered the time she met him on a freeway and compared him to the “killer clown.”

She said, “He had that terrible big grin and he’s missing all those teeth.”

Before arresting him, the authorities believed that the violent crimes he had committed were unrelated due to the seemingly random nature of his methods.

The teeth were a consistent detail, however.

He had that terrible big grin and he is missing all those teeth.

The Los Angeles Times reported in 1989 that three dentists testified in the Night Stalker’s trial.

And one of her testimonials helped claim Ramirez was not in California when three of the attacks took place.

His father had stated that Ramirez was in Texas at the time. However, a dentist confirmed that he was treating Ramirez in his California practice at the time.

Richard Ramirez, night stalker
Many who encountered the killer remembered his teeth (Credit: Real Crime / YouTube)

What are viewers saying about Netflix ‘Night Stalker?

The four-part program landed on the streaming platform this week.

A number on Twitter have said they have trouble sleeping at night after watching it, while others have said they check the locks on their windows and doors.

One said, “I can’t imagine how scared people must have been during all of this. I don’t know if you’ll be next It’s so messed up. Dreadful. #NightStalker. “

Richard Ramirez, night stalker
Richard Ramirez, Night Stalker, (Image Credit: Inside Edition / YouTube)

Another wrote, “I can’t imagine how awful it was to live in LA while it was like this.”

A third tweeted, “I’m so tired … I’ve walked around the house 584 times to make sure all the doors and windows are locked. And if I inform my husband, we never get a dog door. “

A fourth viewer said, “Done and it was really well put together. Now I won’t be able to sleep for a couple of nights. #NightStalker. ”

How many people did Richard Ramirez kill?

A court convicted Richard Ramirez of 13 murders and five attempted murders.

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They also found him guilty of 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglary.

– Night Stalker is now available to watch on Netflix

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