Edmund Kemper a psychopathic serial killer and necrophiliac known as “The Co-ed Killer,” was arrested in April of 1973 after murdering six female students, his own mother, and her mother’s best friend.
Kemper committed his first two murders nearly a decade earlier. Kemper was an extremely intelligent child but engaged in psychopathic behavior, torturing and killing animals. During childhood, Kemper was physically and emotionally abused by his alcoholic mother, Clarnell. Clarnell frequently locked her son in a dark basement alone at night. Edmund grew up to hate his mother and at the age of 14 ran away from home in search of his father in Van Nuys, California. After locating but being rejected by his father, young Edmund was sent to live with his grandmother and grandfather in North Fork, California. Kemper claimed his grandmother was abusive and disliked her intensely. At the age of 15, Edmund shot his grandmother in the head allegedly just to see what it felt like. He killed his grandfather because he believed that his grandfather would be angry at him for killing his grandmother. Kemper was committed to the Atascadero State Hospital for the criminally insane. He was released into his mother’s care in 1969 after less than five years of confinement and treatment. His juvenile criminal record was expunged.
Between May 1972 and February 1973, Kemper embarked on a series of six shocking serial murders, picking up hitchhiking female students along the highway and then transported them to rural areas where he would kill and then decapitate them, and have sex with their corpses. He collected their dismembered heads in his apartment and would later have sex with them also. Kemper killed his mother with a claw hammer and strangled her best friend on; after having sex with his mother’s decapitated head, Edmund Kemper casually telephoned the local law enforcement authorities to confess what he had done. He was found guilty and given life sentence.
Edmond Kemper AKA "The Co-ed Killer" started his murder career in 1964 by shooting both of his grandparents at the young age of 15. Later his primary targets became female students. After killing his victims he would proceed to dismember their bodies. Besides student loan debt, this is another reason to avoid college. •
•⚰️Victim Count: 10
•🛠Signature Style: Necrophilia
•🔗Sentencing: Life in prison
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Age: Born 18th December 1948 (68)
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States of America
Edmund Kemper, known as the "Co-Ed Killer", claimed 10 victims before surrendering to police in 1973. Kemper was confined to a juvenile facility after killing his grandparents at age 15, and carried on with his killings after being released. In 1972-73, Kemper killed his mother and a friend as well as six female college students who he mutilated and had sex with after their deaths. Kemper is currently serving a life sentence in the general population in a California jail. -
Sex is the primary motivation for hedonist lust killers regardless of whether the victims are alive or dead. As such, necrophilia is a frequent aspect of lust killer homicides. Edmund Kemper (The Co-ed Killer), for example, returned to have sex with the abandoned and decomposing corpses of his young, female victims long after killing them. For many hedonist lust killers, sexual gratification often requires mutilation of their victims, drinking their blood and cannibalism.
Kemper was arrested after murdering six female students, his own mother, and her mother’s best friend.
During a prison interview, Kemper was asked how he felt when he saw a pretty girl after killing his mother. He said, “One side of me says, I’d like to talk to her, date her. The other side says, "I wonder how her head would look on a stick."
(S.A. Bonn, 2014)