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​Viewers' Minds Blown By The Fact Night Stalker Killer Richard Ramirez Stayed At Hotel Cecil

Jess Hardiman

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​Viewers' Minds Blown By The Fact Night Stalker Killer Richard Ramirez Stayed At Hotel Cecil

Featured Image Credit: Los Angeles Police Department

Viewers are already racing their way through four-part true crime documentary Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel after it dropped on Netflix earlier this week - and many have been shocked by one particular revelation from the series.

The doc delves into the murky history of the infamous Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles, honing in on the mysterious disappearance and death of Elisa Lam, a 21-year-old Canadian tourist who stayed there during a trip to California.

But it turns out that another of the hotel's previous guests is none other than 'Night Stalker' Richard Ramirez, the notorious American serial killer who killed 13 people during the 1980s.

Ramirez had lived in a room on the hotel's 14th floor before he was caught, with local historian Richard Schave saying in the documentary: "He would walk in his blood-stained underwear, barefoot, up to his floor and into his room. Repeatedly."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Kim Cooper, another LA historian, adds: "The Cecil is a place where serial killers would let their hair down. One was a figure who stayed upstairs on the 14th floor, was paying $14 a night for his room, he liked to scare, torture, torment, kill and rape human beings.

"After committing some of the most brutal murders that happened in southern California ever, he would come back to the Cecil. In the middle of the night, he would be in the back alley covered in blood, taking off his clothing."

After finding out about the link through the docu-series, many viewers have taken to Twitter to express their shock.

One person said: "The fact that Richard Ramirez used to stay at HOTEL CECIL IS BLOWING ME RN."

Someone else wrote: "Wtf Richard Ramirez stayed at the Cecil hotel too?!"

Another added: "Richard Ramirez living in the Cecil has sent me over the edge what an unreal crossover that is #CecilHotel."

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

Posting a mind blown emoji, a fourth also said in a roughly translated tweet: "So Richard Ramirez also stayed at the Cecil Hotel."

Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel is available to stream on Netflix now, with a synopsis reading: "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 neighbourhoods, 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."

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix

Jess Hardiman
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