This mugshot of Ed Kemper was taken on November 17, 2011 at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, where Kemper has been imprisoned since November 1973.
The latest addition to my collection of true crime collectibles is this press photo of Ed Kemper after his arrest in Pueblo, Colorado, in April 1973. The text below the picture reads as follows:
Pueblo, Colo., Apr. 25 — Questioned in slayings — Edmund Emil Kemper III, 24, of Aptos, Calif., is taken to court in Pueblo, Colo., Wednesday after turning himself in to police. Kemper called police in California telling them of the murder of his mother and her friend. (See AP Wire Story) (AP Wirephoto)
May 1, 1973. Accused slayer Edmund Emil Kemper towered over detectives Don Smythe (left) and Terry Madina (right) as he was taken into court for arraignment Monday. Kemper waived reading of the eight counts, which include charges of killing several young women and his mother, Clarnell Strandberg. Municipal Court Judge Donald O. May ordered the defendant to be held without bail. The uniformed guard to the right of Kemper is Bruce Colomy.
Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel / Photo by Sentinel Photographer Pete Amos
This new Polaroid of Ed Kemper at the CMF in Vacaville surfaced yesterday on Instagram. According to its owner, it was taken some time between 1995 and 1999. The man standing next to Kemper is unknown. He is probably a visitor.
Thanks to serialkillermurderabilia for sharing this item from their awesome collection!
Ed Kemper holding his prison ID in front of the fire exit. He liked the contrast, according to photographer Joey Tranchina who took this photo in 1979.
As mentioned on his blog My Life – Tumbled, Mr. Tranchina is preparing a book of photographs he took of Ed Kemper in prison. No release date has been announced yet.