THE DAUGHTER of infamous serial killer Happy Face has publicly shared letters she received from her father while he is in prison.
Melissa Moore, known on TikTok as @lifeafterhappyface, posted a video about a letter she received from her father.
She received an overwhelming response to the app, with over 6 million views of the video and a whole load of questions.
“She was only 15 when her father was arrested in 1995 and charged with the murders of at least eight women,” Moore told Newsweek.
“My dad is known as the Happy Face serial killer, but to me he’s known as Dad,” Moore said. “He is serving multiple life sentences at Oregon State Penitentiary.”
Keith Jesperson is currently serving five non-consecutive life sentences in state prison.
Canadian-born truck driver and divorced father of three, Jesperson claimed to have killed eight women in five states: Washington, California, Florida, Wyoming and Oregon.
Moore has dozens of letters from her father, she said. But she especially wanted to share the last one she received after her wedding in July.
The now-viral video is in response to a comment on another of Moore’s videos.
The comment read, “When your father writes to you… What is the basis of his letters?”
The TikToker added: “Also a little strange to ask… but does he still put smileys on his letters?”
The notorious killer was dubbed the “Happy Face Killer” for the smiley face drawings he included in a letter to a Portland newspaper bragging about his murders.
“My serial killer dad from prison sends me letters like this,” Moore said on TikTok, which has garnered around 5,000 comments.
She continued to talk about her summer wedding, saying her father included in his letter a printed picture of her and her husband from their wedding, which she shared online.
“So somehow he’s able to see my Instagram from prison,” she said in the video.
“In the letter he says I’m fat and my husband is fat and we don’t run.”
The serial killer’s daughter continued: “He then tells me that maybe this marriage will work out.”
Her imprisoned father even asked at the end of his letter “why I wasn’t invited,” she said.
He also said, “First of all, remember daughter, I never stopped loving you.”
“I sometimes wonder now if he were free now, if he were released, would he kill again? And I think he would,” Moore said in an interview with 20/20 last year.
She said, “I don’t think my dad is sorry at all … What he’s sorry about though, is that he got caught.”
Her father’s killing spree lasted from 1990 to 1995, when he turned himself into authorities, ABC News reported.
In another video on her TikTok, Moore said she probably doesn’t even have enough counseling to come to terms with being the daughter of a serial killer.
“I go weekly on Fridays and started going to therapy when I noticed triggers,” she said in her video, responding to a TikToker who asked, “Do you have comprehensive counseling to deal with this?” You are so brave.”
Moore also said that she was working on “true crime with other crime survivors,” where she began noticing “some patterns in their lives that were caused by the trauma of what they were going through.”
She said that made her realize she was dealing with “some of those trauma reactions,” too.
Moore said she was “really grateful to the other survivors for bringing this to their attention.”
“Otherwise it’s very frightening for many survivors.”
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