Roger Kibbe

The I-5 Strangler

  Active for 11 years
(1977-1987) in United States




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  2. Serial Killer Profile
  3. Serial Killer Type
  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 12 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 15 Books About Roger Kibbe
  14. 6 External References
  15. Internal References

Roger Kibbe (Roger Reece Kibbe) an American serial killer and rapist known as The I-5 Strangler. Kibbe killed seven women between 1977 and 1987. Six along I-5 near Sacramento, and one in Walnut Creek, California. Kibbe kidnapped his victims, bound, duct taped the mouths and cut open their clothes in irregular shapes with scissors that had belonged to his mother. Kibbe also cut off most of the hair of his victims to remove the duct tape. It took detectives thirty-four years to find the body of one of his victims. Kibbe was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1991. In 2021, Roger Reece Kibbe was strangled to death in his cell while still in prison.

Roger Kibbe Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Roger Kibbe (aka) The I-5 Strangler, was active for 11 years between 1977-1987, known to have ( 7 confirmed / 38 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Roger Kibbe was born on May 21st 1939

He married.

Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison.

In 1977 (Age 37/38) Roger Kibbe started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to strangle, rape, and murder his victims. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife in California, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was convicted on March 18th 1991 (Age 51), sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at Mule Creek State Prison, Ione, California, US.

Roger Kibbe died on February 28th 2021 (Age 81), cause of death: homicide by strangulation at Mule Creek State Prison, Ione, California, US.

Profile Completeness: 82%
serial killers by profile completeness

Roger Kibbe has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 3 years ago.

Roger Kibbe a known:

Roger Kibbe
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2021-04-03 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Roger Kibbe
Nickname: The I-5 Strangler
Victims: 7 - 38
Years Active: 1977 - 1987
Ages Active: 37/38 - 47/48
Active Countries: United States
Life Span: 1939 - 2021
Gender: Male
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Gemini
May 21 - Jun 21
Birth Month: May
Marital Status: married
Children: N/A
Living With: his wife in California
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: May 21, 1939
Given Name: Roger
Birth Location: N/A
Birth Order: N/A
Siblings: N/A
Raised By: N/A
Birth Category: N/A
Mother: N/A
Father: N/A

Cognitive Ability
Highest School: N/A
Highest Degree:

Arrested: N/A
Convicted: Mar 18, 1991 (Age 51)
Sentence: life imprisonment without the possibility of parole
Prison Location: Mule Creek State Prison, Ione, California, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Feb 28, 2021 (Age 81)
Cause of Death: homicide by strangulation
Death Location: Mule Creek State Prison, Ione, California, US
Killed In Prison: TRUE
Suicide: FALSE
12 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Roger Kibbe

The 12 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Roger Kibbe. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
May 21 1939birth of Roger Kibbe  #19390521
May 21 1959
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
May 21 1969
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
(Age 37/38)
Roger Kibbe started his serial killing spree. #1977
May 21 1979
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
(Age 47/48)
Roger Kibbe ended his serial killing spree. #1987
May 21 1989
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Mar 18 1991
(Age 51)
Roger Kibbe was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole at Mule Creek State Prison, Ione, California, US.  #19910318
May 21 1999
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
May 21 2009
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
May 21 2019
(Age 80)
80th Birthday
Feb 28 2021
(Age 81)
Jason Budrow confessed to murdering Roger Kibbe #20210228
Location: Mule Creek State Prison, Ione, California, US

Jason Budrow confessed to murdering Roger Kibbe in a five page letter. Budrow strangled Roger Kibbe to death “with a triangle choke hold” the same day they became cellmates at Mule Creek State Prison.

Feb 28 2021
(Age 81)
Roger Kibbedied.cause of death:homicide by strangulationat Mule Creek State Prison, Ione, California, US. #20210228

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Serial Killer
Boolean Questions:
killed in prison TRUE 218
previous crimes TRUE 367
previous jail TRUE 352
previous prision TRUE 336
rape TRUE 453
bound TRUE 406
strangle TRUE 443
suicide FALSE 225
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
head injury FALSE 299
physically abused FALSE 231
psychologically abused FALSE 224
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
psychologist FALSE 258
forensic hospital FALSE 257
kill at killers home FALSE 320
kill at victims home FALSE 323
used weapon FALSE 453
used gun FALSE 451
torture FALSE 426
stalk FALSE 418
blindfold FALSE 363
sex with body FALSE 430
mutilated FALSE 447
ate part of body FALSE 451
drank blood FALSE 442
posed body FALSE 365
totem body part FALSE 365
totem personal item FALSE 354
robbed FALSE 418

Books that Mention Roger Kibbe

Book: Serial Killer Stranglers (mentions serial killer Roger Kibbe)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Stranglers
Book: Serial Killer Rapists (mentions serial killer Roger Kibbe)
Kevin Smith
Serial Killer Rapists
Book: TRACE EVIDENCE (mentions serial killer Roger Kibbe)
Bruce Henderson
Book: The Human Predator (mentions serial killer Roger Kibbe)
Katherine Ramsland
The Human Predator
Book: Killer on the Road (mentions serial killer Roger Kibbe)
Ginger Strand
Killer on the Road
Book: Monster City (mentions serial killer Roger Kibbe)
Michael Arntfield
Monster City
Book: Murder Two (mentions serial killer Roger Kibbe)
Colin Evans
Murder Two
Book: Masters of War (mentions serial killer Roger Kibbe)
Carl Boggs
Masters of War

15 Books that mention Serial Killer
Roger Kibbe

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630600 Serial Killer Stranglers 164
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0684807084 TRACE EVIDENCE 1
1101619058 The Human Predator 16
0292726376 Killer on the Road 2
1503954358 Monster City 2
0471215325 Murder Two 1
113672785x Masters of War 1
1439826560 Sex-Related Homicide and... 4
1460261836 Murder City 2
1305446348 Serial Murderers and Thei... 27
1506320201 Encyclopedia of Murder an... 3
1365401693 HPI: Engulfed in Shadows 1
1304827488 HPI Case Files Book 1 1
1544618484 True Crime: American Mons... 2

Roger Reece Kibbe (born May 21, 1939) is an American serial killer known as the "I-5 Strangler". Kibbe found all but one of his victims on the freeways around Sacramento, California.

External References
  1. Q16105667 on, Retrieved on Nov 30, 2018.
  2. Roger Kibbe on, Retrieved on Nov 30, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Roger Reece KIBBE on, Retrieved on Nov 30, 2018.
  4. Kate Mather, I-5 Strangler remains of 1977 victim found on, Retrieved on Nov 30, 2018.
  5. CDCR# E99227, State of California Inmate Locator on, Retrieved on Dec 8, 2018.
  6. Nate Gartrell, California prisoner admits to murdering I-5 Strangler on, Retrieved on Apr 3, 2021.
Internal References

Roger Kibbe is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #13 of 30[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in May
  2. #16 of 40[ Page 2 ] of Gemini Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #115 of 327[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #117 of 250[ Page 8 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #145 of 307[ Page 10 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #150 of 651[ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  7. #251 of 651[ Page 17 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  8. #270 of 651[ Page 18 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #302 of 651[ Page 21 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
Serial Killers Statistics, charts Roger Kibbe is included in: Active Serial Killers by Country, Serial Killers By Gender, Age of Serial Killer by Date, Killers By Astrological Sign, Killers By Birth Month, Sexual Preference, Active Serial Killers by Year and Statistical Boolean Questions.
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