Doreen Lioy Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 15 Sep, 2021
Facts of Doreen Lioy
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Doreen Lioy
Birth Name Doreen Lioy
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Burbank, California, US
Ethnicity White-American
Profession Magazine Editor
Married Yes
Married to Richard Ramirez
Divorce Richard Ramirez (1996- 2010)
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People say that love is blind & when you fall for someone, nothing else matters and Lioy is the best example to support the statement. Doreen Lioy, a  journalist by profession hit the highlights with her relationship with an infamously convicted "serial killer" Richard Ramirez aka 'Night Stalker'.

Lioy and  Ramirez remained in a marital relationship for over 14 years until Ramrez died in prison in 2013, despite the fact that she separated from him in 2010. Ever since Richard's death, the American so-called journalist is not out in the media & remains low-key.

Born in Burbank, California

Doreen Lioy was born in Burbank, California, the United States of America. She belongs to American nationality and as far as her ethnicity is concerned she has a mixed ethnical background.

Lioy spent most of her childhood days in her hometown Burbank along with her family. She also did her schooling from there.

Doreen came to the limelight after her marital relationship with Richard Ramirez

Journalism Career

Professionally, Lioy is a magazine editor. She has been also involved in a TV documentary called THS Investigates: Love Behind Bars. Moreover, Doreen also wrote a biography called Richard Ramirez: The Night Stalker. There is no other information related to Lioy is available. 

Doreen Lioy’s Net Worth And Salary

Doreen Lioy's net worth is still under review but it is expected that her net worth is in millions considering her works as a magazine editor.

As per some online sources, the average salary of an American magazine editor is $53,500 a year. Lioy is low-key about her lifestyle & asset disclosure including her residence & rides.

Wife of Serial Killer Richard Ramirez

Talking about her personal life, Doreen Lioy was married to the famed stalker and murderer, Richard Ramirez. There is not even a single proof of where and how they met but, some sources claim that she followed up Richard after watch his arrest on TV- he was arrest for the murder charges of 9-year-old girl Mei Leung in 1985.

Despite numerous claims on Ramirez, Dorren believed that he was innocent & often wrote him letters in prison & also worked trying to save his neck while the convicted "murderer" was serving in jail. Reportedly, in an 11-year period including her marriage years, Doreen Lioy wrote a total of 75 love letters.

Online sources claim that they met each other in 1987- without a doubt, Doreen was one of the regular visitors to Richard. Even more, after a year of their relationship, she and Richard got engaged in 1988.

On October 3, 1996, the couple married at California's San Quentin State Prison attended by her sister, brother, and close friends. While talking about her husband, Lioy stated in 1997 that he was innocent. She stated:

He's kind, he's funny, he's charming... I think he's really a great person. He's my best friend; he's my buddy.

Lioy's family even disowned her because of her marriage to Ramirez but that did not stop her from falling for him. The Los Angeles Times published a report written by their staff writer Christopher Goffard and he described Lioy "as a journalist who first saw Ramirez on TV and claimed she could see his vulnerability".

He further said, Lioy visited her husband four or more times a week and was one of the first people in the visiting line. She did not care what anyone would say about her decision. If anyone commented on her marriage, she would roll her eyes and say, "hometown girl makes bad."

In late 2010, however, it was reported that the pair is separated after it was proved that Richard had a direct link to the murder and rape of a nine years old girl. After that, there were no visitors to the murderer. 

Richard Ramirez Died 3 Years After Doreen Lioy Split

In 2013, Ramirez died of natural causes but, nobody showed up to claim his body & was cremated. The very fact that nobody showed up to claim his body states that Lioy had already broken up with him.

Richard was admitted to the Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California on June 7, 2013. Sources also reported that he was suffering from chronic substance abuse and chronic hepatitis C viral infection.