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07-01-1973

Edmund Kemper claims his sixth victim, 19 year old student Cindy Schall

Known as the ‘Co-Ed’ killer, Kemper went on to pick up a series of students, killing them and then taking them back to his house. Kemper had been released from State Hospital just 6 years before, having killed both his grandparents at the age of 15. Despite his diagnosis as a paranoid schizophrenic, his life outside prison was devoid of mental health support, with the psychiatrists on his parole panel believing him reformed, expunging his murderous juvenile record, and unwittingly letting an unfettered Kemper loose to kill again. Read the full Edmund Kemper crime file