Randall Brent Woodfield

The I-5 Killer,The I-5 Bandit

  Active for 3 years
(1979-1981) in United States

18

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

44

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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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. 11 Timeline Events
  11. Serial Killers Active During Spree
  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 18 Books About Randall Brent Woodfield
  14. 6 External References
  15. Internal References

Randall Brent Woodfield an American serial killer rapist kidnapper, and robber who was dubbed The I-5 Killer or The I-5 Bandit by the media due to the crimes he committed along the Interstate 5 corridor running through Washington, Oregon, and California. Woodfield was sentenced to life in prison on June 26, 1981. Woodfeild, 6 foot 1 inch tall man weighing 170 pounds, drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 1974 NFL Draft as a wide receiver, 428th pick, but did not make the final roster. Woodfield was later convicted of three murders and is now suspected of killing up to 44 people. Later crimes and DNA evidences later raised Woodfields confirmed victims to 18. Depicted by Anne Rule in her book titled "The I-5 Killer" as Award-winning student Randall Woodfield was every college girl's dream - and nightmare.

Randall Brent Woodfield Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Randall Brent Woodfield (aka) The I-5 Killer,The I-5 Bandit, was active for 3 years between 1979-1981, known to have ( 18 confirmed / 44 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Randall Brent Woodfield was born on December 26th 1950 in Salem, Oregon. He was born 3rd of 3 children and raised by both parents. Woodfield was raised as a youngest and had two older sisters. His father, a manager at Pacific Northwest Bell. His mother, a homemaker. During his education he had academic, social or discipline problems.

Woodfield a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. Woodfield completed 16 years of school, received a college degree. Woodfield gained part of his education while attending Newport High School. Woodfield married three times and divorced twice while in prison. He had no children.

Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He saw a psychologist.

In 1979 (Age 28/29) Randall Brent Woodfield started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, rape, and murder his victims. Randall Brent Woodfield used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with alone in Portland, Oregon, US, where Woodfield was known to work as a criminal, serial killer, American football player.

He was arrested on March 7th 1981 (Age 30), convicted on June 26th 1981 (Age 30), sentenced to life imprisonment plus 165 years at Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) Salem, Oregon, United States. Woodfield was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

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Randall Brent Woodfield has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 1 year ago.

Randall Brent Woodfield a known:

Randall Brent Woodfield
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-01-14 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Randall Woodfield
Nickname: The I-5 Killer,The I-5 Bandit
Victims: 18 - 44
Years Active: 1979 - 1981
Ages Active: 28/29 - 30/31
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1950 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: married three times and divorced twice while in prison
Children: no children
Living With: alone in Portland, Oregon, US
Occupation: criminal, serial killer, American football player
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 26, 1950
Family Name: Woodfield
Given Name: Randall
Birth Location: Salem, Oregon
Birth Order: 3rd of 3
Siblings: two older sisters
Raised By: both parents
Birth Category: youngest
Mother: a homemaker
Father: a manager at Pacific Northwest Bell

Cognitive Ability
IQ: N/A
Highest School: 16 years of school
Highest Degree: college degree
Educated At: Newport High School

Incarceration
Arrested: Mar 7, 1981 (Age 30)
Convicted: Jun 26, 1981 (Age 30)
Sentence: life imprisonment plus 165 years
Prison Location: Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) Salem, Oregon, United States
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: N/A
Cause of Death: N/A
Death Location: N/A
Killed In Prison: N/A
Suicide: N/A
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Randall Brent Woodfield

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Randall Brent Woodfield. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Dec 26 1950Randall Brent Woodfield was born in Salem, Oregon.  #19501226
Dec 26 1970
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1979
(Age 28/29)
Randall Brent Woodfield started his serial killing spree. #1979
Dec 26 1980
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1981
(Age 30/31)
Randall Brent Woodfield ended his serial killing spree. #1981
Mar 07 1981
(Age 30)
Randall Brent Woodfield arrested. #19810307
Jun 26 1981
(Age 30)
Randall Brent Woodfield was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment plus 165 years at Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP) Salem, Oregon, United States.  #19810626
Dec 26 1990
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Dec 26 2000
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Dec 26 2010
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Dec 26 2020
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
Answered
problems in school TRUE 221
psychologist TRUE 258
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
previous killed TRUE 208
kill at victims home TRUE 322
used weapon TRUE 452
used gun TRUE 450
rape TRUE 451
bound TRUE 405
robbed TRUE 417
living with children FALSE 268
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
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
forensic hospital FALSE 257
kill at killers home FALSE 319
torture FALSE 425
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
strangle FALSE 441
sex with body FALSE 429
mutilated FALSE 446
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem body part FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353


Books that Mention Randall Brent Woodfield

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Book: The I-5 Killer (mentions serial killer Randall Brent Woodfield)
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The I-5 Killer
Book: Wanted Undead or Alive (mentions serial killer Randall Brent Woodfield)
Jonathan Maberry
Wanted Undead or Alive
Book: The Serial Killer Letters (mentions serial killer Randall Brent Woodfield)
Jennifer Furio
The Serial Killer Letters
Book: Through the Eyes of Serial Killers (mentions serial killer Randall Brent Woodfield)
Nadia Fezzani
Through the Eyes of Serial Killers
Book: The Worst of Sports (mentions serial killer Randall Brent Woodfield)
Jesse Lamovsky
The Worst of Sports
Book: The Worst of Sports (mentions serial killer Randall Brent Woodfield)
Jesse Lamovsky
The Worst of Sports
Book: Using Murder (mentions serial killer Randall Brent Woodfield)
Philip Jenkins
Using Murder

18 Books that mention Serial Killer
Randall Brent Woodfield

ISBN10 Book Title Killers
1733630619 Serial Killer Rapists 266
0786222603 The I-5 Killer 1
0806534338 Wanted Undead or Alive 6
091478384x The Serial Killer Letters 1
1459724690 Through the Eyes of Seria... 7
0345502272 The Worst of Sports 1
0345498917 The Worst of Sports 1
0202305252 Using Murder 2
0789412640 The Top 10 of Everything 1
1458216004 Hunting Men 1
1452410178 BLOOD LUST 5
1940018579 The I-5 Killer 1
1906476535 Murder on File 7
1461632196 Transforming Aggression 1
1940018196 Small Sacrifices 1
0752471287 Murderers' Row 7
0816069875 The Encyclopedia of Seria... 108
1304692973 HPI Supernatural Darkness... 1

Randall Brent "Randy" Woodfield (born December 26, 1950) is an American serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and robber who was dubbed The I-5 Killer or The I-5 Bandit by the media due to the crimes he committed along the Interstate 5 corridor running through Washington, Oregon, and California. Before his capture, the I-5 Killer was suspected of multiple sexual assaults and murders.

Wikipedia
External References
  1. Q328016 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 17, 2018.
  2. Randall Woodfield on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Randall Brent WOODFIELD on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
  4. Serial killer Randy Woodfield's legacy: pain, preening and pointlessness on www.oregonlive.com, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
  5. Mara Bovsun, Two killers leave a trail of bodies along Interstate 5 in California in the 1980s on www.nydailynews.com, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
  6. Randall Woodfield on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 18, 2019.
Internal References

Randall Brent Woodfield is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #5 of 45[ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  2. #11 of 55[ Page 1 ] of Capricorn Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #21 of 327[ Page 2 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  4. #39 of 306[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #69 of 651[ Page 5 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #144 of 651[ Page 10 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  7. #402 of 651[ Page 27 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  8. #635 of 651[ Page 43 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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