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.
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.
Edmund Kemper has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 6 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.
Cannibalism is the act or practice of humans eating the flesh or internal organs of other human beings. Serial Killer Cannibals have been known to have ate a piece of their victim(s) body.
Necrophilia, also called thanatophilia, is a sexual attraction or sexual act involving corpses. Serial Killer Necrophiliacs have been known to have sex with the body of their victim(s).
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
|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|
|Life Span:||1948 -|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♐ Sagittarius |
Nov 22 - Dec 22
|Living With:||grandparents, mother, apartment with a roommate, alone|
|Occupation:||criminal, serial killer|
|D.O.B.:||Dec 18, 1948|
|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|
|Highest School:||10 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||some college, no degree|
|Arrested:||Apr 24, 1973 (Age 24)|
|Convicted:||Nov 8, 1973 (Age 24)|
|Prison Location:||California Medical Facility in Vacaville, 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 Edmund Kemper. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Dec 18 1948||Edmund Kemper was born in Burbank, California, US. #19481218|
|Edmund Kemper started his serial killing spree. #1964|
|Dec 18 1968|
|Edmund Kemper ended his serial killing spree. #1973|
|Apr 24 1973|
|Edmund Kemper arrested. #19730424|
|Nov 08 1973|
|Edmund Kemper was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at California Medical Facility in Vacaville, California, US. #19731108|
|Dec 18 1978|
|Dec 18 1988|
|Dec 18 1998|
|Dec 18 2008|
|Dec 18 2018|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Edmund Kemper (1964-1973).
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|mother drug abuse||TRUE||192|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||315|
|sex with body||TRUE||426|
|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|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||318|
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|0312304684||Whoever Fights Monsters||Robert K. Ressler||Edmund Kemper||1|
|0312078838||Whoever Fights Monsters||Robert K. Ressler||Edmund Kemper||1|
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|0425196402||Serial Killers||Peter Vronsky|| 24 Total Including |
|1402226470||Killer Book of Serial Kil...||Tom Philbin|| 17 Total Including |
|155199643x||Hunting Humans||Elliott Leyton|| 3 Total Including |
|1609452119||The Avenue of the Giants||Marc Dugain||Edmund Kemper||1|
|1402208294||The Killer Book of True C...||Tom Philbin|| 4 Total Including |
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| 4 Total Including |
|1537832719||Edmund Kemper: The True S...||Jack Rosewood||Edmund Kemper||1|
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.
Edmund Kemper is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database