Randy Steven Kraft (born March 19, 1945) is an American serial killer convicted of murdering 16 young men between 1972 and 1983. He is strongly suspected of committing at least 51 other murders. Kraft's parents moved to California from Wyoming prior to his birth. Born in Long Beach in 1945, he was the fourth child and the only son in his family. In 1948 the Kraft family moved to Midway City, California in neighboring Orange County. The Kraft's new family home in Midway City, the only one on the block at that time, was a small, wood-frame Women's Army Corps dormitory on Beach Boulevard that Kraft's father Harold turned into a three-bedroom house. Kraft's mother Opal served on the PTA at Kraft's school, Midway City Elementary, and baked cookies for Kraft's Cub Scout meetings.
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