Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer tells the story of the investigation and capture of the notorious killer – and how a six year-old-girl helped catch him.
The Night Stalker, also known as the Valley Intruder, terrorised the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas from 1984 to 1985, targeting both men, women and children, ranging in ages from six to 83.
Anastasia Hronas survived the Satanic killer when she was just a toddler, and speaks out in the series.
Ramirez abducted Anastasia from her home in the middle of the night in February 1985.
He then took her to his house, made her step into a duffle bag, and carried her inside where he sexually assaulted her.
In the documentary, Anastasia, now 41, said: “Something in the way that he would look at me, it was almost like, ‘I’m sorry that I’m doing this to you. But I’m not sorry, cause I’m not gonna stop’.”
Eventually the killer stopped, and he dropped her off at a nearby petrol station, instructing her to have someone call 911.
To this day the survivor still doesn’t know why her life was spared by the serial killer.
After he was caught by police, the brave girl was vital in helping to catch Ramirez.
The brave six-year-old helped identify him in a line-up, which Detective Frank Salerno praised her for in the series.
He said: “They brought a six-year-old surviving victim. For six years old she was just unbelievable. She sat in the audience of potential witnesses.
The now adult Anastasia said: “I think once I knew that he couldn’t see me, I didn’t have any fear about it.”
Ramirez was given 19 death sentences, and was ruled to die by gas chamber in 1989.
In a chilling comment, he told the press at the time: “Big deal. Death always went with the territory. See you in Disneyland.”
He died in June 2013 at the age of 53 from complications of B-cell lymphoma, a type of blood cancer while on death row.