8. Richard ‘The Evening Stalker’ Ramirez
Richard “The Evening Stalker” Ramirez earned his nickname by stalking the streets of Los Angeles and San Francisco from 1984 to 1985, searching for harmless victims to butcher. A identified Satanist, he used handguns, knives, a machete, a tire iron, and a hammer to homicide his victims. His crimes have been so sinister that the choose described the murders as “cruelty, callousness, and viciousness past any human understanding.”
Throughout his sadistic killing spree, Ramirez reportedly usually stayed on the Cecil Lodge. Rooms have been simply $14 an evening again then, and the realm across the lodge was identified for being a well-liked hangout for junkies, so Ramirez stalking the streets late at night time wouldn’t have induced an excessive amount of suspicion. He died on demise row at San Quentin Jail aged 53 years outdated in 2013.
7. Jack Unterweger
Austrian serial killer and journalist Jack Unterweger was a visitor on the Cecil Lodge within the early 1990s. Unterweger murdered 11 prostitutes in Vienna, Prague, and Los Angeles, usually by strangling them to demise with their very own lingerie, between 1990 and 1992. His first homicide was in 1974, however he was launched as a efficiently “resocialized” prisoner. Unterweger stayed on the Cecil Lodge whereas he labored for an Austrian journal writing tales about crime in LA. He may use his standing as a reporter to safe rides with the LAPD and drive round areas that will quickly develop into crime scenes of his personal making.
The tactic through which Unterweger strangled his victims—utilizing a definite ligature—tied him as a major suspect to 3 homicides within the LA space, and he was finally arrested in Miami. In 1994, in Austria, he was sentenced to life in jail with out risk of parole. On the night time of his sentencing, he hanged himself behind bars, making use of the identical knot that he used to strangle his victims.