May 7, 1972
Mary Anne Pesce, 18 years-old
Anita Luchessa also 18 years-old
They were going to Stanford University,
no more than an hours drive away. Ed Kemper parked on a dirt road and
told the girls he was taking them back to his apartment, then murdered
them in the car.
Knowing his flat mate was out he took the bodies,
wrapped in blankets, to his room, where he dismembered them, taking
photographs from time to time.
He beheaded Mary Ann's and Anita’s body and kept the
heads for a while, eventually disposing them in a ravine. Mary Ann was
found and identified, nothing of Anita was ever found.
September 14, 1972
Aiko Koo 15 years-old
He taped her mouth and tried to suffocate her.
Eventually he succeeded in this which caused Aiko to loose
consciousness. Then he removed her from the car, laid her on the
ground and raped her. Afterwards he suffocated her with her
scarf and put the body back into the trunk.
Now and then he
would look at the corpse in his trunk to gaze at his conquest,
later he placed her on his bed and dissected her like he did with his previous victims. Very little of Aiko was ever found.
Her Head was in his car when he drove to
Fresco for a meeting with a couple of court psychiatrists. They
were so pleased with his progress that they recommended his
juvenile record be sealed.
January 8, 1973
Cindy Schall, 19 years-old
Edmund drove her into the hills near
Watsonville, where he forced her into the trunk and shot her with his
new gun. He moved the body to his duplex in Aptos where he had a room at
He had sexual intercourse with the corpse the next morning.
Again he dissected her and removed all possible evidende from the corpse
(he removed the bullets from her skull and buried the head in his
February 5, 1973
Rosalind Thorpe, 23 years-old
Alice Liu, 21 years-old
April 20, 1972
Clarnell Strandberg (his mother) 50+
Sara Hallett (mother's friend) 50+ years-old
Ed drove to
Aptos to see his mother. She had gone out straight from work, so
Ed sat drinking and watching TV. She finally turned up around 4
a.m. He talked to her briefly, then returned to his bed and lay
there till around five, when he was sure she was asleep.
He crept in with a claw hammer and a penknife, watched her sleep
for a while, then brought the hammer down on her temple with all
the force he could muster. He then slit her throat, removed her
head, and raped her headless corpse before cleaning up.
Afterwards he phoned Sally Hallet, a women in her late fifties,
who was a friend of his mother. Luring her to the house he then
murdered and beheaded her before going to bed.