Randy Steven Kraft an American serial killer known as The Freeway Killer, The Scorecard Killer and the Southern California Strangler. Kraft murdered a minimum of sixteen young men between 1972 and 1983, the majority of which had been committed in California. Kraft is also believed to have committed the rape and murder of up to fifty-one other boys and young men. He left a cryptic list of sixty-five murders and may have had an accomplice. William Bonin and Patrick Wayne Kearney also share the nickname the Freeway Killer. Randy Steven Kraft was convicted of the sixteen counts of murder and sentenced to death in 1989.
Serial Killer Randy Steven Kraft (aka) The Freeway Killer, The Scorecard Killer, was active for 13 years between 1971-1983, known to have ( 16 confirmed / 67 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Randy Steven Kraft was born on March 19th 1945 in Long Beach, California, US. He was born 4th of 4 children and raised by both parents. Kraft was raised as a youngest child and had three older sisters. His father, Harold Herbert Kraft, a production worker. His mother, Opal Lee Kraft, a sewing machine operator.
Kraft a homosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Randy Steven Kraft had an IQ of 129. Kraft completed 16 years of school, received a college degree. Kraft gained part of his education while attending Claremont McKenna College, Westminster High School. Kraft never married. He had no children.
Prior to his spree he had commited crimes, and served time in jail.
In 1971 (Age 25/26) Randy Steven Kraft started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Randy Steven Kraft used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. Randy Steven Kraft used a blindfold or simiar method of covering the victim's eyes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime.
He was arrested on May 14th 1983 (Age 38), convicted on May 11th 1989 (Age 44), sentenced to death at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, California, US. Kraft was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Randy Steven Kraft has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 9 months ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Rape is usually defined as having sexual intercourse with a person who does not want to, or cannot consent.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|Name:||Randy Steven Kraft|
|Nickname:||The Freeway Killer, The Scorecard Killer|
|Victims:||16 - 67|
|Years Active:||1971 - 1983|
|Ages Active:||25/26 - 37/38|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1945 -|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♓ Pisces |
Feb 18 - Mar 20
|Marital Status:||never married|
|D.O.B.:||Mar 19, 1945|
|Birth Location:||Long Beach, California, US|
|Birth Order:||4th of 4|
|Siblings:||three older sisters|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||youngest child|
|Mother:||Opal Lee Kraft, a sewing machine operator|
|Father:||Harold Herbert Kraft, a production worker|
|Highest School:||16 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||college degree|
|Educated At:||Claremont McKenna College, Westminster High School|
|Arrested:||May 14, 1983 (Age 38)|
|Convicted:||May 11, 1989 (Age 44)|
|Prison Location:||San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, California, US|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Randy Steven Kraft. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Mar 19 1945||Randy Steven Kraft was born in Long Beach, California, US. #19450319|
|Mar 19 1965|
|Randy Steven Kraft started his serial killing spree. #1971|
|Mar 19 1975|
|Randy Steven Kraft ended his serial killing spree. #1983|
|May 14 1983|
|Randy Steven Kraft arrested. #19830514|
|Mar 19 1985|
|May 11 1989|
|Randy Steven Kraft was convicted and sentenced to death at San Quentin State Prison in Marin County, California, US. #19890511|
|Mar 19 1995|
|Mar 19 2005|
|Mar 19 2015|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Randy Steven Kraft (1971-1983).
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|totem personal item||TRUE||350|
|kill at killers home||FALSE||315|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||318|
|sex with body||FALSE||426|
|ate part of body||FALSE||445|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
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|0802196381||Manson in His Own Words||Nuel Emmons||Randy Steven Kraft||1|
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|1439199043||The Serial Killer Whisper...||Pete Earley|| 7 Total Including |
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Patrick Wayne Kearney
|1843586983||The World's Most Bizarre...||James Marrison|| 4 Total Including |
Marcelo Costa de Andrade
|145558603x||In the Best of Families||Dennis McDougal||Randy Steven Kraft||1|
|1782193650||The Evil Within - A Top M...||Trevor Marriott|| 14 Total Including |
|1548976040||The Scorecard Killer||Jack Smith||Randy Steven Kraft||1|
|146687483x||Death of a Model||Clifford L. Linedeck...||Randy Steven Kraft||2|
|1135251878||Encyclopedia of Social Wo...||Alex Gitterman||Randy Steven Kraft||1|
|1522841660||America's 13 Worst Serial...||J.D. Rockefeller|| 3 Total Including |
|081084625x||Homicide Investigation||John J. Miletich||Randy Steven Kraft||2|
|1315352982||Homicide||Joan Swart|| 5 Total Including |
Rory Enrique Conde
|1438119143||The Encyclopedia of Unsol...||Michael Newton|| 28 Total Including |
Randy Steven Kraft (born March 19, 1945) is an American serial killer known as the Scorecard Killer, the Southern California Strangler and the Freeway Killer who murdered a minimum of 16 young men between 1972 and 1983, the majority of which had been committed in California. Kraft is also believed to have committed the rape and murder of up to 51 other boys and young men.
Randy Steven Kraft is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database