Interview with Ed Pierce, Lee Perez's boyfriend.
Q: State your full name and birth date for the
A: Edward Arthur Pierce. October 17, 1972
Q: What is your relationship to Purity Knight.
A: There is no relationship. She was my girlfriend's
Q: Ms. Perez mentioned that you and Ms. Knight were
Q: Did you stay up late together, listening to music?
A: Sometimes I would go straight to bed with Lee. Usually I
was wired from work. I would go watch TV in the same room as
Q: What do you do?
A: I work in the campus computer lab.
Q: Do you live with Ms. Perez?
A: No. but I stay there a lot cause I live out a little
Q: Were you ever there when they received the prank phone
A: I don't think so. I was hardly ever there before 11. I
guess I didn't really believe Lee about the caller. Purity
never talked about it.
Q: What did you and Purity watch on television?
A: Whatever, Picket Fences, Star Trek, the news, anything
that was on. She didn't exactly watch tv--more like she just
stared at it but it didn't compute. Sometimes she'd be
watching the 700 Club, like I said, she didn't seem to be
paying attention most of the time.
Q: Did you ever have conversations?
A: Not really. She's very quiet. Sometimes I would make fun
of the tv and she laughed. A few times she joined in. Once
when some prayer network was on I touched her forehead and
said "You are healed" She rolled around on the floor
whispering "heal me" over and over again. It was pretty
funny. Guess you had to be there.
Q: Any other conversations?
A: Well, sometimes she would sorta talk to the tv, just
drone on. I got the feeling she did this whether I was there
Q: What else did you and Ms. Knight do together?
A: We didn't do anything together. Sometimes we just
happened to be in the same room together doing the same
Q: What "same things"?
A: Whatever. Tv, listening to music, studying, whatever
Q: Did you have any classes together?
A: No. She did a lot of science. She wanted to be a vet or
something. I want to be out of school. I'm taking the fun
stuff. This semester I did art classes.
Q: How do you know she wanted to be a vet?
A: One time the discovery channel was on--some show about
lions--and she said she wanted to go to Africa to be with
lions. She said that she liked the way they moved--like
sliding off satin sheets.
Q: I thought you said you didn't have conversations?
A: This wasn't a conversation. It was Purity thinking out
loud. I just happened to be there.
Q: What kind of music did you listen to?
A: She liked girl singers, like Sarah McLaughlin--she sang
along sometimes--she has a pretty voice. On Sundays we got
in the habit of listening to space music together. I like
that stuff. It makes me feel, uh, transported. She liked it
Q: It seems that you and Ms. Knight were quite
A: I guess. She's quiet and I didn't push her. I think Lee
kinda got on her nerves chattering all the time. It didn't
bother me that she didn't respond to me. It was sorta nice.
She wasn't trying to figure me out.
Q: Did she and Ms. Perez get along?
A: Yeah, they just didn't hang out. Lee finally wrote her
off as a freak and left her alone. I think Lee was kinda
hoping that some of Purity's fame would wear off on her.
She's an actor you know.
Q: Did you and Ms. Knight have physical relations?
A: No way. She sure wasn't the kind of girl you just made a
Q: But you did think about it?
A: Hey, you gotta admit she's hot.
Q: One more question. Did you ever notice anyone hanging
around Ms. Knight or around the house?
A: I hardly ever saw her except at the house. Once she was
talking to some guy in the parking lot--not so tall, dark
hair, skinny. She said he was passing out information about
some club or something. I never saw anyone around the house.
Q: Thank you Mr. Pierce. Please let us know if you hear