Mercury News journalist found dead in his home
By Caitlin Cassady
June 22, 2007
Detectives continue to investigate the suspicious death of Richard
Ramirez, a longtime veteran journalist who was employed for the
San Jose Mercury News, a Livermore police dispatcher said this
Officers discovered Ramirez, a 44-year-old Livermore resident,
with a traumatic injury in his backyard on the 1000 block of Innsbruck
Street just before 8 a.m. Wednesday.
Police were called to the scene by Ramirez's wife Janet Dalke,
who called 911 to report that her husband was possibly deceased
at their home. Ramirez was found with a knife wound to his chest,
Alameda County coroner Deputy D. Fisher said.
Lifesaving care was rendered to the victim, but Ramirez later
died at Valley Care Hospital.
Anyone with information on the incident was asked to call Detective
Jason Boberg at (925) 371-4756.
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