“That wouldn’t have happened… I realize that if I’d never done it, it wouldn’t have happened, but if… What my original intention was to make it very quick and neither one of them to be aware of what was happening and it was not to keep them from stopping the crime. It was to keep them from suffering. I had a real bad problem depriving people of their lives. It wasn’t, huh, the aspect of killing them. It was the aspect of possessing their bodies afterwards. So, it was almost after, in effect, evicting someone from their human body. And, I’m sorry it sounds so cold, but that’s about what it analogizes to.”
ED kemper about the murders of Alice Liu and Rosalind Thorpe whom he both shot to death in his car
Source: 1989 closed-circuit interview for the FBI Academy
“I wanted to distract the heat from Santa Cruz… I knew the Bay Area well, because the job that I do entails intensive travel through those areas. Especially like with the disposal of Alice’s head and hands, I knew that this was an ideal place because the authorities would figure it was somebody that knew that particular area really well, and I knew that people at two o’clock in the morning would not be traveling the road at all. So they would think it would be at least somebody within five or ten miles of that area, and that’s what I wanted people to think. I arrived on the scene up in Eden Canyon Road about two A.M.”
Ed Kemper about disposing of alice liu’s remains
Ed Kemper drove to an area known
as Devil’s Slide. He drove into Pacifica to see if cops were
around-they were at a local diner-so he drove back to the cliff and threw the
body parts off.
The horror was underscored two
weeks later, when a hiker near Devil’s Slide found the skulls of two young
women. Tests showed they were Rosalind Thorpe and Alice Liu’s heads.
Devil’s Slide is a name given to a steep, rocky coastal promontory located about midway between Montara and the Linda Mar District of Pacifica. The terrain is characterized by steep, eroded slopes with natural gradients ranging between 30 and 50%. http://www.devilsslidecoast.org/history/
Drawings by David Jouvent for his upcoming graphic novel about Ed Kemper / Some photos by Christopher Michel