Documenting the Co-Ed Killer case

Ed Kemper’s handwriting sample

After he was arrested in 1973 for the murder of eight women, Ed Kemper was asked by police to provide a handwriting sample by copying the note he left at his mother’s and her friend Sally Hallett’s murder scene. The document is signed by Kemper, detective Terry Medina and inspector with the Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office, Richard F. Verbrugge.

Source: Murder Capital of the World by Emerson Murray, 2021


  1. Larry H. (Handwriting Analyst)

    Ed’s handwriting is as interesting as the man’s history. He does have a intense thinking mind and moral values. However his values are broken, largely due to his sensitivity to criticism and low opinion of himself. He prefers being alone with his own thoughts, as he fosters self condemnation. On the plus side, he is honest, outgoing and friendly with those that do not criticize him. He is intelligent, knows right from wrong, although he can blockout specific wrong-doings.

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      Thank you for your analysis. It seems spot on to me! I’m intrigued by the “self-condemnation” part. I haven’t thought of it that way.

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