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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  12. 10 Books About Edmund Kemper
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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 4 days ago.

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Edmund Kemper
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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
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
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mother drug abuse TRUE 165
physically abused TRUE 187
psychologically abused TRUE 183
psychologist TRUE 210
forensic hospital TRUE 209
previous crimes TRUE 270
previous jail TRUE 264
previous prision TRUE 257
previous killed TRUE 184
kill at killers home TRUE 259
used weapon TRUE 313
used gun TRUE 311
rape TRUE 370
blindfold TRUE 270
bound TRUE 283
strangle TRUE 310
sex with body TRUE 307
mutilated TRUE 314
ate part of body TRUE 327
totem body part TRUE 269
totem personal item TRUE 266
living with children FALSE 218
problems in school FALSE 182
teased in school FALSE 180
physically defect FALSE 232
speach defect FALSE 231
head injury FALSE 230
sexually abused FALSE 185
alcohol abuse FALSE 188
kill at victims home FALSE 259
torture FALSE 314
stalk FALSE 302
drank blood FALSE 317
posed body FALSE 269
robbed FALSE 296


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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

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  3. #16 of 38 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Cannibals sorted by Confirmed Victims
  4. #22 of 43 [ Page 2 ] of Serial Killer Necrophiliacs sorted by Confirmed Victims
  5. #65 of 311 [ Page 5 ] of American Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #72 of 183 [ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Stranglers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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  11. #279 of 612 [ Page 19 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
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