Edmund Kemper

The Co-ed Butcher, The Co-ed Killer

  Active for 10 years
(1964-1973) in United States

10

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

10

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. 16 Books About Edmund Kemper
  14. 6 External References
  15. Internal References

Edmund Kemper (Edmund Emil Kemper III) an American serial killer known as The Co-ed Butcher and The Co-ed Killer. Kemper murdered ten victims, including his paternal grandparents and mother. A victim of Herbert Mullin was attributed to Kemper originally. Kemper was one of six (Jerome Jerry Brudos, Ted Bundy, Ed Gein, Gary M. Heidnik, Gary Ridgway and Kemper) who served as an inspiration for the character of Buffalo Bill in Thomas Harris' 1988 novel The Silence of the Lambs and its film adaptation. In 1973, Kemper was sentenced to life imprisonment. In 2017, Edmund Kemper was procedurally denied parole and is next eligible in 2024.

Edmund Kemper Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Edmund Kemper (aka) The Co-ed Butcher, The Co-ed Killer, was active for 10 years between 1964-1973, known to have ( 10 confirmed / 10 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Edmund Kemper was born on December 18th 1948 in Burbank, California, US. He was born 2nd of 3 children and raised by both parents until (Age 9/10) Mother until (Age 15) grandparents until (Age 15). Kemper was raised as a middle child and had two brothers or sisters. His father, Edmund Emil Kemper II, World War II veteran, electrician. His mother, Clarnell Elizabeth Kemper. His mother abused alcohol and/or drugs. Edmund Kemper was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Kemper a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Edmund Kemper had an IQ of 145. Kemper completed 10 years of school, attended some college, no degree received. Kemper divorced. 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 and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1964 (Age 15/16) Edmund Kemper started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to commit acts of cannibalism, commit acts of necrophilia, strangle, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Edmund Kemper used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill victims at his own home. He would keep personal items and parts of the victims body after the crime. Edmund Kemper 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. At the time of his crimes he was living with grandparents, mother, apartment with a roommate, alone, where Kemper was known to work as a criminal, serial killer.

He was arrested on April 24th 1973 (Age 24), convicted on November 8th 1973 (Age 24), sentenced to life imprisonment at California Medical Facility in Vacaville, California, US. Kemper was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

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Edmund Kemper has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 months ago.

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Edmund Kemper
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-02-15 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Edmund Kemper
Nickname: The Co-ed Butcher, The Co-ed Killer
Victims: 10 - 10
Years Active: 1964 - 1973
Ages Active: 15/16 - 24/25
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1948 -     
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 22
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: divorced
Children: no children
Living With: grandparents, mother, apartment with a roommate, alone
Occupation: criminal, serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 18, 1948
Family Name: Kemper
Given Name: Edmund
Birth Location: Burbank, California, US
Birth Order: 2nd of 3
Siblings: two brothers or sisters
Rasied By: both parents until (Age 9/10) Mother until (Age 15) grandparents until (Age 15)
Birth Category: middle child
Mother: Clarnell Elizabeth Kemper
Father: Edmund Emil Kemper II, World War II veteran, electrician

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 145
Highest School: 10 years of school
Highest Degree: some college, no degree

Incarceration
Arrested: Apr 24, 1973 (Age 24)
Convicted: Nov 8, 1973 (Age 24)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: California Medical Facility in Vacaville, California, US
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
Edmund Kemper

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

Date Event Description
Dec 18 1948Edmund Kemper was born in Burbank, California, US.  #19481218
1964
(Age 15/16)
Edmund Kemper started his serial killing spree. #1964
Dec 18 1968
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
1973
(Age 24/25)
Edmund Kemper ended his serial killing spree. #1973
Apr 24 1973
(Age 24)
Edmund Kemper arrested. #19730424
Nov 08 1973
(Age 24)
Edmund Kemper was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at California Medical Facility in Vacaville, California, US.  #19731108
Dec 18 1978
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
Dec 18 1988
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Dec 18 1998
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Dec 18 2008
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Dec 18 2018
(Age 70)
70th Birthday
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
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mother drug abuse TRUE 192
physically abused TRUE 228
psychologically abused TRUE 221
psychologist TRUE 256
forensic hospital TRUE 255
previous crimes TRUE 363
previous jail TRUE 347
previous prision TRUE 332
previous killed TRUE 207
kill at killers home TRUE 315
used weapon TRUE 448
used gun TRUE 447
rape TRUE 447
blindfold TRUE 359
bound TRUE 401
strangle TRUE 437
sex with body TRUE 426
mutilated TRUE 440
ate part of body TRUE 445
totem body part TRUE 361
totem personal item TRUE 350
living with children FALSE 267
problems in school FALSE 218
teased in school FALSE 215
physically defect FALSE 298
speach defect FALSE 298
head injury FALSE 297
sexually abused FALSE 223
alcohol abuse FALSE 222
kill at victims home FALSE 318
torture FALSE 421
stalk FALSE 413
drank blood FALSE 436
posed body FALSE 360
robbed FALSE 414


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Edmund Kemper

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Edmund Emil Kemper III (born December 18, 1948) is an American serial killer who murdered 10 people, including his paternal grandparents and mother. He regularly engaged in necrophilia and claimed to have consumed the flesh of at least one of his victims, but later retracted this confession. Born in California, Kemper had a disturbed childhood.

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External References
  1. Edmund Kemper on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  2. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Edmund Emil KEMPER III on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Sep 13, 2018.
  3. Q549242 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Oct 9, 2018.
  4. Edmund Kemper on www.biography.com, Retrieved on Dec 14, 2018.
  5. Edmund Kemper, The Co-Ed Killer on disturbinghorror.com, Retrieved on Feb 2, 2019.
  6. Edmund Kemper on www.serienkillers.de, Retrieved on Feb 17, 2019.
Internal References

Edmund Kemper is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #4 of 72 [ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  2. #12 of 44 [ Page 1 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  3. #13 of 43 [ Page 1 ] of Sagittarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #17 of 43 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #26 of 60 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #66 of 326 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #78 of 249 [ Page 6 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #92 of 305 [ Page 7 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  9. #127 of 649 [ Page 9 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  10. #167 of 649 [ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  11. #180 of 649 [ Page 12 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  12. #298 of 649 [ Page 20 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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