Real Name: Alejandro Espinoza
Location: Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth: 1959
Marital Status: Married
Characteristics: At the time he was last seen, Alex was living on the streets, was married, and had two small children.
Details: Alejandro Espinoza was an anonymous informant who called the Los Angeles Police to reveal that he knew the identity of the serial killer nicknamed the Night Stalker. He later met with police and gave more information about the man he knew as "Richard", who was actually 25 year old Richard Ramirez. Espinoza said he and Ramirez carpooled when both found jobs as day workers, but he grew suspicious when he was asked to make frequent stops at out of the way places where Ramirez would give goods to an unknown man who in turn would give Ramirez cash. Espinoza suspected the man was a fence, and Ramirez was selling stolen goods. Ramirez was later arrested thanks to Alejandro's information. Ramirez was convicted of thirteen counts of murder and sentenced to death. Alex is due a reward of at least $6,000 because of his help, but no one knows where he is or if he is still even alive. He was twenty six years old in 1985, and possibly had a wife and two children. Neither he nor his family have ever been located, and he has never collected the reward.
Suspects: Foul play is not suspected in his disappearance.
Extra Notes: This segment ran on the February 21, 1990 episode. The Night Stalker case was also featured on Cold Case Files.
Results: Unsolved. Richard Ramirez died of liver failure on June 7, 2013, while awaiting execution in San Quentin State Prison. Alejandro Espinoza remains missing. If his death is confirmed, then either his wife or one of his children would become eligible for the cash reward.