Edmund Kemper Bio Details

Full name

Edmund Emil Kemper III





Date of birth

18 Dec 1948

Birth place

Burbank, California, USA

At the age of 15 Kemper shot both of his paternal grandparents and was imprisoned until he was 21.  After his release he went on to murder 6 female students, followed by his mother and her friend.  Shortly after this he called the police and turned himself in, confessing to all 8 murders.
In Bret Easton Ellis' book 'American Psycho' the main character, serial killer Patrick Bateman, paraphrases Kemper when asked about women.  Kemper stated in interview 'What do you think, now, when you see a pretty girl walking down the street?' and answered himself: 'One side of me says, 'Wow, what an attractive chick. I'd like to talk to her, date her.' The other side of me says, 'I wonder how her head would look on a stick.'"

Edmund Kemper

Serial murderer known as 'The Co-ed Killer'
Edmund Kemper

Relationship History

Edmund Kemper Siblings

Susan Hughey Swanson


Guy Kemper




Edmund Kemper Family

Edmund Kemper's parents:

Edmund Kemper's father was Edmund Emil Kemper Jr. Edmund Kemper's mother was Clarnell Elizabeth Strandberg Edmund Kemper's step-mother was Elfriede Kemper

Edmund Kemper's siblings:

Edmund Kemper's sister is Susan Hughey Swanson Edmund Kemper's brother is Guy Kemper

Edmund Kemper's nieces and nephews:

Edmund Kemper's nephew is Don Swanson Edmund Kemper's nephew is Ron Swanson Edmund Kemper's niece is Chris Harper

Edmund Kemper's grand nieces and grand nephews:

Edmund Kemper's great nephew is Don Roy Swanson Edmund Kemper's great nephew is Benjamin Howard Harper Edmund Kemper's great nephew is Clayton Irving Harper

Edmund Kemper's grandparents:

Edmund Kemper's grandfather was Clarence A Stage Edmund Kemper's grandmother was Nellie Stage Edmund Kemper's grandfather was Edmund Emil Kemper Edmund Kemper's grandmother was Maude Matilda Kemper

Edmund Kemper's great grandparents:

Edmund Kemper's great grandfather was Henry Hughey Edmund Kemper's great grandmother was Violet Hughey Edmund Kemper's great grandfather was Fred Kemper Edmund Kemper's great grandmother was Bertha Kemper

Edmund Kemper's great uncles and aunts:

Edmund Kemper's great uncle was Royal Haas Kemper Edmund Kemper's great uncle was Raymond Lester Kemper Edmund Kemper's great uncle was Paul F Kemper

Edmund Kemper FameChain Links

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