The last time Orange County collectively fretted about a serial killer among its ranks was a quarter of a century ago, when Richard Ramirez roamed Southern California on a murderous rampage fueled by Van Halen's "Runnin' With the Devil." For 18 months in the mid-1980s, Ramirez—a Texas drifter and Satan worshiper dubbed the "Night Stalker" by the media—broke into homes to torture, rape and/or murder at least 14 people, including a young Mission Viejo couple. The killer's celebrity status led to his capture when citizens recognized him on a Los Angeles street and nearly beat him to a pulp before the... More >>>