Documenting the Co-Ed Killer case

New Ed Kemper mugshot

This never-seen-before mugshot of Ed Kemper is included in the trailer for “Mind of a Monster,” an Investigation Discovery podcast about the Kemper and Herbert Mullin cases. The first two episodes from a total of six are out now. This mugshot was probably taken in the last three years. 

The first episodes are interesting. In episode 1, Kemper’s younger sister, Allyn, in an exclusive 1973 interview with psychiatrist Donald T. Lunde, warns about how Kemper and their mother will clash when he returns to live in Santa Cruz with their mother when he is released from Atascadero in 1969. Allyn tells her mother: “Don’t get emotionally involved.” 

In episode 2, Kemper explains to psychiatrist Donald T. Lunde that he felt scared when committing his crimes, that he didn’t realize the seriousness of what he had done until after it was done, that he didn’t black out, and that “my sense of values were rather different.” 

Listen to the ‘Mind of a Monster: Ed Kemper “The Co-Ed Killer” vs Herbert Mullin‘ podcast.

Source: “’Mind of a Monster: Ed Kemper “The Co-Ed Killer”, a podcast from Investigation Discovery


  1. Deb Branch

    His own Brother said if he’s ever released from prison and came around Him or His family, He’d shoot him on site! I digress!

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      Yes, I read that. I highly doubt Kemper will ever be released. He’s better in jail, where he has all he needs.

    • Kemperette

      I don’t think “I digress” means what you think it means.

    • Nadine

      Woher weisst du das

  2. Brandon

    Huh. It almost looks like he aged into a different person a little.
    Was rewatching mind hunter and got curious what he looks like now.

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      He has had different health issues, including a heart attack in 2015. Maybe that explains it.

    • Chrissy Clark

      That’s exactly what I’m doing at 5:16 am. I would really like to meet him. I’m truly intrigued by this man, I want to know what he is really like and why he believes the cause of his actions were at the time he committed his crimes he’s a has a very high IQ I would love to pick his brain

      • Mikey G

        Why don’t you hitchhike and see if he picks you up once they release him. Then you can pick his mind on the ride home.

      • Victoria

        Let’s not give people like this more attention than they unfortunately already get.

    • Ed Kemper

      It’s called ‘Being in your 70s Syndrome’…

      • Diana

        No one had a response to that, haha! No one can beat time.

  3. Bonnie

    He looks like a gentle giant. A very interesting man. If he just started with his mother maybe he
    wouldn’t have killed so many.

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      That’s a question many ask themselves.

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