Documenting the Co-Ed Killer case

“He definitely was an outcast, a weirdo”

Ed Kemper (left) and David Berkowitz (right)

“Kemper was probably the closest to the stereotype of what a sex fiend, mass killer is suppose[d] to be like. The news media and public tried it with me, but I didn’t turn out to be as perverted as they’d have liked. He definitely was an outcast, a weirdo.”

david berkowitz

Excerpt from a letter from serial killer David Berkowitz (‘Son of Sam’) to one of his regular confidante, Ms. Dee Channel, dated June 13, 1980 / Photos: Murder Capital of the world (E. Murray, 2021) and AP News Features photo, September 9, 1980


  1. Amy

    Ed seems like someone who no one would suspect is a killer, other than the people who lived with him and knew about his cruelty to animals. The police were certainly incredulous.

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      He hid his dark side very well.

  2. Mel

    Really?It’s ironic when other serial killers vilify/mock other serial killers , ”I’m not perverted or as bad/crazy/sick/as that guy.”DB isn’t rotting in jail for life for chopping down a cherry tree.He killed multiple people because a demon dog told him too.Even if he made that up.Murder is murder no matter how you try to sugar coat it.

    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      Exactly. And we know how so many serial killers have a high opinion of themselves (including Kemper).

  3. Bonnie

    He wants to stay in prison he wouldn’t like the way it is now on the outside.

  4. Harley

    Many serial killers criticize each other. For example Richard Ramirez criticized Jeffrey Dahmer as “a sheep in wolf’s clothing”. Which by the way, is a very clever description.

  5. Megan

    At the bottom;

    I’m signing off: Mr. Off


    • Edmund Kemper Stories

      Funny, indeed.

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