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.

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