The Coed Killer aka Edmund Emil Kemper, III was born on December 18, 1948 in Burbank, CA. He claimed 10 victims between 1964 & 1973, 3 family members, 1 friend of the family, and 6 coeds.
Clarnell Kemper managed to make her son both hate her and love her. Posthumously diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, she knew how to manipulate her son and what's worse is that she knew how to press his buttons. She called him a weirdo and made fun of his size. MOTHER OF THE YEAR!
Ed murdered his paternal grandparents (Edmund Emil Kemper & Maude Matilda Hughey Kemper) when he was 15 years old and spent 5 years at California's Atascadero State Hospital for the criminally insane living among adult male mentally disordered sex offenders. An excellent environment for a teenager diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, right? An especially great place for a teenager with morbid sexual urges. When he was released from Atascadero, the one piece of advice his doctors gave him was to never speak to his mother again. Instead, he was paroled to her. Ed Kemper murdered 6 young coeds before killing his mother and then killing his mother's best friend.
Once in custody, Ed could not stop talking; to the police, to reporters, to counselors, to anyone who would listen. He blamed his relationship with his mother and his inability to communicate effectively with the opposite sex for his horrific crimes.
Was Ed Kemper born a monster or was the monster created?
Caroline Clark Rivera, MA, MS, PhD
“My father’s favorite story about me: When I was five years old our family dog, Benji, died and my father buried her in the backyard. About a week later, I asked him if we could dig her up because I wanted to see what she looked like. Thankfully he had the presence of mind not to allow this. He did, however, dig her skull up on his own at some point. I have Benji’s skull to this day.”