Doreen Lioy Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 22 Sep, 2019
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
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Does the name Richard Ramirez ring a bell? He was the serial killer who was convicted of several crimes including eleven sexual assaults and thirteen murders. Infamously known as 'Night Stalker', he died in 2013 and Doreen Lioy is his wife. People say that love is blind, when you fall for someone nothing else matters and Lioy is the best example to support the statement. She not only fell in love but married one of the most wanted criminals of the 1980s era.   

Early Life, Bio, And Family 

Doreen Lioy was born in Burbank, California, US. 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. Further information about her date of birth, age, and family is yet to be revealed.

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


Professionally, Lioy is a magazine editor. She has been also involved in a TV documentary called THS Investigates: Love Behind Bars.   

Moreover, she 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 the works as a magazine editor. As per some online sources, the average salary of an American magazine editor is $53,500 a year.

Further information about her house, car, and property is hidden by Lioy. 

Married Her Infamous Husband 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, it seems as if they had met only after Ramirez was sent to prison. As per the sources, Doreen wrote several love letters to him while he was serving in jail.    

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In an 11 years' period, Doreen sent him a total of 75 love letters and finally in 1996, the couple got married. The ceremony took place in the San Francisco Prison. Thei wedding ceremony was attended by their families and 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 wrote 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. 

In 2013, Ramirez died of natural causes but, nobody showed up to claim his body. Nobody claimed the body, so he had to be cremated. The very fact that nobody showed up to claim his body states that Lioy had already broken up with him. 

Lioy has disappeared from the limelight since then and there is no information about her current whereabouts. As of now, Doreen is leading a low profile life. She is probably single now. She is also less active on social media like Facebook and Instagram. Therefore, it becomes much hard to know further about her recent activities.