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Clarnell Elizabeth Stage Strandberg
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Birth: Mar. 17, 1921
Death: Apr. 21, 1973

Clarnell was murdered by her son, Edmund E. Kemper III. She was labeled as a "violent alcoholic" who would constantly belittle and humiliate Edmund. Clarnell often made him sleep in a locked basement because she feared that he would rape his younger sisters. It is alleged that she had borderline personality disorder, however it is unknown whether this was ever proven.

On April 20, 1973 Edmund came to his mother's house in Aptos to visit her. She had gone out straight from work, so Ed sat drinking and watching TV until she returned around 4 a.m. He talked to her briefly, then returned to his bed where he lay till around 5 a.m. When he was sure she was asleep Edmund crept into her room with a claw hammer and a penknife. He watched her sleep for a while before he bludgeoned her then slit her throat. After the murder he called Sara "Sally" Hallett, a friend of his mothers and lured her to the house, killing her as well. After the murders he drove to Colorado where he stopped to phone the police in California, confessing to the murder of both women, as well as the murder of several other young women killed in California.
Family links: 
  Clarence A Stage (1884 - 1961)
  Nellie N Stage (1884 - 1946)
  Edmund Emil Kemper (1919 - 1985)*
  Susan H Swanson (1943 - 2014)*
*Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Great Falls
Cascade County
Montana, USA
Created by: Laura
Record added: Nov 15, 2012
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May you be in peace now.I'm sorry for what happened to you though it was partly your own fault.
- Sikora
 Added: Apr. 23, 2014

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