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Ted Bundy

1975 Utah mug shot
Birth name: Theodore Robert Cowell
Alias(es): Chris Hagen, Ken Misner, Richard Burton, Officer Roseland
Born: November 24, 1946(1946-11-24)
Location: Glaisdale, Vermont
Died: January 24, 1989
Cause of death: Electric chair
Number of victims: 19-36
Country where killings occurred: U.S.
States where killings occurred: Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Florida
Span of killings: January 4, 1974 through February 9, 1978
Date apprehended: August 16, 1975 escaped on December 30, 1977 apprehended again on February 15, 1978
Penalty: Death

Theodore Robert 'Ted' Bundy (November 24, 1946January 24, 1989) was an American serial killer. Bundy raped and murdered scores of young women across the United States between 1974 and 1978. After more than a decade of vigorous denials, Bundy eventually confessed to 29 murders, although the actual total of victims remains unknown. Typically, Bundy would rape his victims, and then murder them by bludgeoning, and sometimes by strangulation. He also engaged in necrophilia. Image File history File links Ted_bundy. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The electric chair is an execution method in which the person being put to death is strapped to a chair and electrocuted through electrodes placed on the body. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) (none)[1] Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) English [1] Capital Boise Largest city Boise Largest metro area Boise metropolitan area Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq mi (216,632 km²)  - Width 305 miles (491 km)  - Length 479 miles (771 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... “Truncheon” redirects here. ... Look up Necrophilia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


In stark contrast to the brutality of his crimes, Bundy was frequently described as educated and charming. His friends and acquaintances would remember him as a handsome and articulate young man.

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Early life

Childhood

Ted Bundy was born in Hoover, Vermont at the Elizabeth Lund Home for Unwed Mothers to Louise Cowell. The identity of his father remains a mystery. Bundy's birth certificate lists a "Lloyd Marshall",[1] while Bundy's mother would later tell of being seduced by a war veteran named "Jack Worthington". Bundy's family did not believe this story, however, and expressed suspicion about Louise's violent, abusive father, Samuel Cowell.[2] To avoid social stigma, Bundy's grandparents claimed him as their son, giving him their last name; he grew up believing his mother to be his older sister. He was said to idolize his grandfather, despite his reported short temper and propensity for violence, especially against his wife. Sources differ as to exactly when Bundy discovered the truth of his parentage. Bundy biographers Stephen Michaud and Hugh Aynesworth state that he learned Louise was actually his mother while he was in high school.[3] True crime writer Ann Rule states that it was around 1969, shortly following a traumatic breakup with his college girlfriend.[4] Child abuse is the physical, sexual, or emotional maltreatment or neglect of children by parents, guardians, or others. ... True Crime is a 1999 film starring Alicia Silverstone and Kevin Dillon. ... Ann Rule is a popular true crime writer. ... Psychological trauma is a type of damage to the psyche that occurs as a result of a traumatic event. ...


For the first few years of his life, Bundy and his mother lived in Philadelphia with his maternal grandparents. In 1950, Bundy and his "sister" moved to live with relatives in Tacoma, Washington where Louise had her son's last name inexplicably changed from Cowell to Nelson.[5] In 1951, one year after their move, Louise met Johnny Culpepper Bundy at an adult singles night held at Tacoma's First Methodist Church.[6] A Navy veteran and cook at a local Veterans Administration hospital, Bundy was eligible and lonely, much like single mother Louise. In May of that year, Johnny and Louise were married and soon thereafter Johnny adopted Ted, legally changing his last name to "Bundy". For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Nickname: Location of Tacoma in Pierce County and Washington State Coordinates: , Country State County Pierce Government  - Mayor Bill Baarsma (D) Area  - City  62. ... The United States Navy (USN) is the branch of the United States armed forces responsible for naval operations. ... For other uses, see Adoption (disambiguation). ...


In time, the Bundy family grew to add four more children, whom the young Bundy spent much of his time babysitting. Johnny Bundy tried to include him in camping trips and other father-son activities, but the boy remained emotionally detached from his stepfather.[7] Bundy was a good student at Woodrow Wilson High School, and was active in a local Methodist church, serving as vice-president of the Methodist Youth Fellowship. He was involved with a local troop of the Boy Scouts of America. The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... For the Boy Scouting program within the BSA, see Boy Scouting (Boy Scouts of America). ...


Socially, Bundy remained shy and introverted throughout some of his high school and early college years. He would later say that he "hit a wall" in high school and that he was unable to understand social behavior, stunting his social development.[8] He maintained a facade of social activity, but he had no natural sense of how to get along with other people: "I didn't know what made things tick. I didn't know what made people want to be friends. I didn't know what made people attractive to one another. I didn't know what underlay social interactions."[9]


Years later, while on Florida's death row, Bundy would describe a part of himself that, from a young age, was fascinated by images of sex and violence, calling it "the entity". Before he was even out of high school, Bundy was a compulsive thief, a shoplifter, and on his way to becoming an amateur criminal.[10] To support his love of skiing, Bundy stole skis and equipment and forged ski-lift tickets.[11] He was arrested twice as a juvenile, though these records were later expunged. Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... For information about the Record company see Death Row Records For information about the computer game see Deathrow (game) Death Row is a term which refers to the section of a prison that houses individuals awaiting execution. ... Cross-country skiing (skating style) in Einsiedeln, Switzerland. ... Forgery is the process of making or adapting objects or documents (see false document), with the intention to deceive. ...


College Years

In 1965, Bundy graduated from Tacoma's Woodrow Wilson High School; awarded a scholarship by the University of Puget Sound, he started there that fall, taking courses in psychology and Asian studies. After just two semesters at UPS, he decided to transfer to Seattle's University of Washington. Woodrow Wilson High School is located in Tacoma, Washington, on 6th Avenue and Orchard. ... The University of Puget Sound (often called UPS or just Puget Sound) is a private liberal arts college located in the North End of Tacoma, Washington, in the United States. ... Psychological science redirects here. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... The University of Puget Sound (often called UPS or just Puget Sound) is a private liberal arts college located in the North End of Tacoma, Washington, in the United States. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ...


While a college student, Bundy worked as a grocery bagger and shelf-stocker at a Seattle Safeway store on Queen Anne Hill, as well as other odd jobs. As part of his course of studies in psychology, he would later work as a night-shift volunteer at Seattle's Suicide Hot Line, a suicide crisis center that served the greater Seattle metropolitan and suburban areas. It was there that he met and worked alongside former Seattle policewoman and fledgling crime writer Ann Rule. Familiar with Bundy and his crimes from a personal standpoint, Rule would later write the most famous biography of Bundy and his crimes, The Stranger Beside Me.[12] This article is about article is about the US-based corporation. ... Queen Anne Queen Anne Hill is the highest named hill in Seattle, Washington, with a maximum elevation of 456 feet (139 m), though the highest point in the city is the aptly named High Point in West Seattle, at 520 feet (158 m). ... For other uses, see Suicide (disambiguation). ... Ann Rule is a popular true crime writer. ...


He began a relationship with fellow college student Stephanie Brooks (a pseudonym), whom he met while enrolled at the UW in 1967. Following her 1968 graduation and return to her family home in California, she ended the relationship, fed up with what she described as Bundy's immaturity and lack of ambition. It was at this time that Rule states Bundy decided to pay a visit to Burlington, Vermont, the place of his birth. There, Rule writes, he visited the local records clerk and finally uncovered the truth of his parentage. Although it is unclear what impact this discovery had on him emotionally, it is clear that following his return from Vermont he began to treat Johnny Bundy with more obvious disdain.[13] A pseudonym (Greek: , pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons legal name. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


After his discovery, Bundy became a more focused and dominant person. In 1968, he managed the Seattle office of Nelson Rockefeller's Presidential campaign and attended the 1968 Republican convention in Miami as a Rockefeller supporter.[14] He re-enrolled at the University of Washington, this time with a major in psychology. Bundy became an honors student and was well liked by his professors.[15] In 1969, he started dating Elizabeth Kloepfer, a divorced secretary with a daughter who fell deeply in love with him.[16] They would continue dating for over six years, until he went to prison for kidnapping in 1976. Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (July 8, 1908 – January 26, 1979) was an American Vice President, governor of New York State, philanthropist and businessman. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Miami redirects here. ...


Bundy graduated in 1972 from the University of Washington with a degree in psychology.[17] Soon afterward, he again went to work for the state Republican Party, which included a close relationship with Gov. Daniel J. Evans.[18] During the campaign, Bundy followed Evans' Democratic opponent around the state, tape recording his speeches and reporting back to Evans personally. A minor scandal later followed when the Democrats found out about Bundy, who had been posing as a college student.[19] Daniel Jackson Evans Daniel Jackson Evans (born November 11, 1925) served three terms as governor of the state of Washington from 1965 to 1977, and represented the state in the United States Senate from 1983 to 1989. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic...


While on a business trip to California in the summer of 1973, Bundy came back into Stephanie's life with a new look and attitude; this time as a serious, dedicated professional who had been accepted to law school. Bundy continued to date Elizabeth as well, and neither woman was aware the other existed. Bundy courted Stephanie throughout the rest of the year, and she accepted his proposal of marriage. Two weeks later, however, he unceremoniously dumped her, refusing to return her phone calls. He would later dismiss the proposal and break-up as part of a challenge he undertook, saying, "I just wanted to prove to myself that I could have her." It was a few weeks after this breakup that Bundy began a murderous rampage in Washington state.[20][21] // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ...


Murders

First wave: Washington state

Many Bundy experts, including Rule and former King County detective Robert D. Keppel, believe Bundy may have started killing as far back as his early teens. Ann Marie Burr, an eight-year-old girl from Tacoma, vanished from her home in 1961, when Bundy was 14 years old. Bundy always denied killing her.[22] The day before his execution, Bundy told his lawyer that he made his first attempt to kidnap a woman in 1969,[23] and implied that he committed his first actual murder was sometime during the 1972-73 time frame.[24] His earliest known and confirmed murders were committed in 1974, when he was 27. Robert D. Keppel (born 1944) is a former Seattle, Washington police detective most known for his work tracking serial killers Ted Bundy and Gary Ridgway, also known as the Green River Killer. ...


Shortly after midnight on January 4, 1974, Bundy entered the basement bedroom of 18-year-old Joni Lenz (pseudonym), a dancer and student at the University of Washington. Bundy bludgeoned her with a metal rod from her bed frame while she slept, and sexually assaulted her with a speculum.[25] Lenz was found the next morning by her roommates in a coma and lying in a pool of her own blood. She survived the attack, but suffered permanent brain damage. Bundy's next victim was Lynda Ann Healy, another University of Washington student. On the night of January 31, 1974, Bundy broke into Healy's room, knocked her unconscious, dressed her in jeans and a shirt, wrapped her in a bed sheet, and carried her away. is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Sexual assault is any physical contact of a sexual nature without voluntary consent. ... A vaginal speculum, such as this Ricord-type speculum, is used to hold the vagina open for visual examinations, taking of samples, or surgery. ... For other uses, see Coma (disambiguation). ... Brain damage or brain injury is the destruction or degeneration of brain cells. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


Co-eds began disappearing at a rate of roughly one a month. On March 12, 1974 in Olympia, Bundy kidnapped and murdered Donna Gail Manson, a 19-year old student at The Evergreen State College. On April 17, 1974 Susan Rancourt disappeared from the campus of Central Washington State College in Ellensburg. Later, two different CWSC co-eds would recount meeting a man with his arm in a cast — one that night, one three nights earlier — who asked for their help to carry a load of books to his Volkswagen Beetle.[26][27][28] Next was Kathy Parks, last seen on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon on May 6, 1974. Brenda Ball (the only victim who wasn't a student) was never seen again after leaving The Flame Tavern in Burien, Washington on June 1, 1974. Bundy then murdered Georgeann Hawkins, a student at the University of Washington and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, an on-campus sorority. In the early morning hours of June 11, 1974, she walked through an alley from her boyfriend's dormitory residence to her sorority house. Hawkins was never seen again. Witnesses later reported seeing a man with a leg cast struggling to carry a briefcase in the area that night.[29] One co-ed reported that the man had asked her help in carrying the briefcase to his car, a Volkswagen Beetle.[30] is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... The Evergreen signature clock tower The Evergreen State College is an accredited public liberal arts college and is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Central Washington University, or CWU, is an accredited four-year educational institution located in Ellensburg, Washington in the United States. ... Central Washington University, in Ellensburg, WA. Ellensburg is the county seat of Kittitas County, Washington, United StatesGR6. ... This article is about the original Volkswagen Beetle. ... Oregon State University (OSU) is a four-year research and degree-granting public university, located in Corvallis, Oregon (USA). ... Corvallis (IPA: ) is a city located in central western Oregon, USA. It is the county seat of Benton CountyGR6 and the principal city of the Corvallis, Oregon Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Benton County. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Three Tree Point in Burien at sunset. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) is an international womens fraternity founded on January 27, 1870 at DePauw University. ... While the term fraternity can be used to describe any number of social organizations, including the Lions Club and the Shriners, fraternities and sororities are most commonly known as social organizations of higher education students in the United States and Canada but there are fraternities in the whole world (for... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


Bundy's Washington killing spree culminated on July 14, 1974 with the abduction in broad daylight of Janice Ott and Denise Naslund from Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, Washington. Eight different people that day told the police about the handsome young man with his left arm in a sling who called himself "Ted". Five of them were women that "Ted" asked for help unloading a sailboat from his Volkswagen Beetle. One of them went with "Ted" as far as his car, where there was no sailboat, before declining to accompany him further. Three more witnesses testified to seeing him approach Janice Ott with the story about the sailboat, and to seeing Ott walk away from the beach in his company. She was never seen alive again.[31] Naslund disappeared without a trace four hours later. is the 195th day of the year (196th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Lake Sammamish State Park is a park at the south end of Lake Sammamish, in King County, Washington, United States. ... Issaquah City Hall Issaquah ([[Iz-ah-qu-ah)) is a city in King County, Washington, United States. ... This article is about the original Volkswagen Beetle. ...


King County detectives now had a description both of the suspect and his car. Some witnesses told investigators that the "Ted" they encountered spoke with a clipped, Canadian-like accent. Soon fliers were up all over the Seattle area. After seeing the police sketch and description of the Lake Sammamish suspect in both of the local newspapers and on television news reports, Bundy's girlfriend, one of his psychology professors at UW, and former co-worker Ann Rule[32] all reported him as a possible suspect.[33] The police, receiving up to 200 tips per day,[34] did not pay any special attention to a tip about a clean-cut law student.


The fragmented remains of Ott and Naslund were discovered on September 7, 1974 off Interstate 90 near Issaquah, one mile from the park.[35] Along with the women's remains was found an extra femur bone and vertebrae, which Bundy shortly before his execution would identify as that of Georgeann Hawkins.[36] Between March 1 and March 3, 1975, the skulls and jawbones (and no other skeletal remains) of Healy, Rancourt, Parks and Ball were found on Taylor Mountain just east of Issaquah.[37] Years later Bundy claimed that he had also dumped Donna Manson's body there,[38] but no trace of her has ever been found. is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 90 Interstate 90 (abbreviated I-90) is the longest interstate highway in the United States at nearly 3,100 miles (5,000 kilometers). ... The femur or thigh bone is the longest, most voluminous, and strongest bone of the mammalian bodies. ... A diagram of a thoracic vertebra. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Second wave: Utah and Colorado

Bundy smiles for the cameras and pleads "Not Guilty" during a press conference announcing his indictment on first degree murder charges
Bundy smiles for the cameras and pleads "Not Guilty" during a press conference announcing his indictment on first degree murder charges

That autumn, Bundy moved to Utah to attend law school in Salt Lake City, where he resumed killing in October. Nancy Wilcox disappeared from Holladay, near Salt Lake City, on October 2, 1974. Wilcox was last seen riding in a Volkswagen Beetle.[39] On October 18, 1974, Bundy murdered Melissa Smith, the 17-year-old daughter of Midvale police chief Louis Smith. Bundy raped, sodomized, and strangled her. Her body was found nine days later. Next was Laura Aime, also 17, who disappeared when she left a Halloween party in Lehi, Utah on October 31, 1974. Her remains were found nearly a month later by hikers on Thanksgiving Day, on the banks of a river in American Fork Canyon. She was found naked, beaten beyond recognition, sodomized, and strangled with her own sock. Image File history File links Ted_Bundy_4. ... Image File history File links Ted_Bundy_4. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Midvale is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. ... François Elluin, Sodomites provoking the wrath of God, from Le pot pourri de Loth (1781). ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... For the Canadian holiday, see Thanksgiving (Canada). ...


In Murray, Utah, on November 8, 1974, Carol DaRonch narrowly escaped with her life. Claiming to be Officer Roseland of the Murray Police Department, Bundy approached DaRonch at the Fashion Place Mall, told her someone had tried to break into her car, and asked her to accompany him to the police station. She got into his car (but refused his instruction to buckle her seat belt), and they drove for a short period before Bundy suddenly pulled to the shoulder and attempted to slap a pair of handcuffs on her. In the struggle, he fastened both loops to the same wrist. Bundy then whipped out his crowbar, but DaRonch caught it in the air just before it would have cracked her skull. She then got the door open and tumbled out onto the highway, thus escaping from her would-be killer.[40] Murray is a city in Salt Lake County, Utah, United States. ... is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


About an hour later, a strange man showed up at Viewmont High School in Bountiful, Utah, where the drama club was putting on a play. He approached the drama teacher and then a student, asking both to come out to the parking lot to identify a car. Both declined. The drama teacher saw him again shortly before the end of the play, this time breathing hard, with his hair mussed and his shirt untucked. Another student would see the man lurking in the rear of the auditorium. Debby Kent, a 17-year-old Viewmont High student, left the play at intermission to go and pick up her brother, and was never seen again.[41] Later, investigators found a small key in the parking lot outside Viewmont High. It unlocked the handcuffs taken off of Carol DaRonch.[42] Looking toward Bountiful from the Wasatch Mountains that rise above it. ...


In 1975, while still attending law school at the University of Utah, Bundy shifted his crimes to Colorado. On January 12, 1975, Caryn Campbell disappeared from the Wildwood Inn at Snowmass, Colorado, where she had been vacationing with her fiancé and his children. She vanished somewhere in a span of fifty feet between the elevator doors and her room. Her body was found on February 17, 1975.[43] Next, Vail ski instructor Julie Cunningham disappeared on March 15, 1975, and Denise Oliverson in Grand Junction on April 6, 1975. While in prison, Bundy confessed to Colorado investigators that he used crutches to approach Cunningham, after asking her to help him carry some ski boots to his car. At the car, Bundy clubbed her with his crowbar and immobilized her with handcuffs, later strangling her in a crime highly similar to the Georgeann Hawkins murder.[44] The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Snowmass (sometimes known locally as Old Snowmass) is an unincorporated community in Pitkin County, Colorado. ... is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Lynette Culver went missing in Pocatello, Idaho on May 6, 1975 from the grounds of her junior high school. While on death row years later, Bundy confessed that he kidnapped Culver and had taken the girl to a room he had rented at a nearby Holiday Inn. After raping her, he stated that he had drowned her in the motel room bathtub and later dumped her body in a river. After his return to Utah, Susan Curtis vanished on June 28, 1975. (Bundy confessed to the Curtis murder minutes before his execution.)[45] The bodies of Cunningham, Culver, Curtis, and Oliverson have never been recovered. Historic downtown Pocatello Pocatello is a city located in Bannock County, with a small portion in neighboring Power County, in southeastern Idaho. ... is the 126th day of the year (127th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For information about the Record company see Death Row Records For information about the computer game see Deathrow (game) Death Row is a term which refers to the section of a prison that houses individuals awaiting execution. ... This article is about the hotel chain. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Meanwhile, back in Washington, investigators were attempting to prioritize their enormous list of suspects. In an innovative use of technology for 1975, they used computers to cross-check different likely lists of suspects (classmates of Lynda Healy, owners of Volkswagens, etc.) against each other, and then identify suspects who turned up on more than one list. "Theodore Robert Bundy" was one of 25 people who turned up on four separate lists, and his case file was second on the To Be Investigated pile when the call came from Utah of an arrest.[46]


Arrest, first trial, and escapes

Bundy was arrested on August 16, 1975, in Salt Lake City, for failure to stop for a police officer. A search of his car revealed a ski mask, a crowbar, handcuffs, trash bags, an icepick, and other items that were thought by the police to be burglary tools. Bundy remained cool during questioning, explaining that he needed the mask for skiing and had found the handcuffs in a dumpster.[47] Utah detective Jerry Thompson connected Bundy and his Volkswagen to the DaRonch kidnapping and the missing girls, and searched his apartment. The search uncovered a brochure of Colorado ski resorts, with a check mark by the Wildwood Inn where Caryn Campbell had disappeared.[48] After searching his apartment, the police brought Bundy in for a lineup before DaRonch and the Bountiful witnesses. They identified him as "Officer Roseland" and as the man lurking about the night Debby Kent disappeared. Following a week-long trial, Bundy was convicted of DaRonch's kidnapping on March 1, 1976 and was sentenced to 15 years in Utah State Prison. Colorado authorities were pursuing murder charges, however, and Bundy was extradited there to stand trial. is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 7, 1977, in preparation for a hearing in the Caryn Campbell murder trial, Bundy was taken to the Pitkin County courthouse in Aspen. During a court recess, he was allowed to visit the courthouse's law library, where he jumped out of the building from a second-story window and escaped. In the minutes following his escape, Bundy at first ran and then strolled casually through the small town toward Aspen Mountain.[49] He made it all the way to the top of Aspen Mountain without being detected, but then lost his sense of direction and wandered around the mountain, missing two trails that led down off the mountain to his intended destination, the town of Crested Butte. At one point, he came face-to-face with a gun-toting citizen who was one of the searchers scouring Aspen Mountain for Ted Bundy, but talked his way out of danger. On June 13, 1977, Bundy stole a car he found on the mountain. He drove back into Aspen and could have gotten away, but two police deputies noticed the Cadillac with dimmed headlights weaving in and out of its lane and pulled Bundy over. They recognized him and took him back to jail. Bundy had been on the lam for six days.[50] is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... View south along Galena Street in downtown Aspen. ... Mount Crested Butte Resort Often called the last great Colorado ski town, Crested Butte is a small resort town located in Gunnison County in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... On the lam or on the run refers to the state of being wanted by an authority and traveling to avoid capture. ...


Upon arrest, Bundy was placed in the smaller Glenwood Springs jail, rather than being taken back to Aspen. Somehow he had acquired a hacksaw blade and $500 in cash; he later claimed the blade came from another prison inmate. He sawed through the welds fixing a small metal plate in the ceiling and, after dieting down still further, was able to fit through the hole and access the crawl space above. An informant in the prison told guards that he had heard Bundy moving around the ceiling, but no one checked it out.[51] When Bundy's Aspen trial judge ruled on December 23, 1977 that the Caryn Campbell murder trial would start on January 9, 1978,[52] and changed the venue to Colorado Springs, Bundy realized that he had to make his escape before he was transferred out of the Glenwood Springs jail. On the night of December 30, 1977, Bundy dressed warmly and packed books and files under his blanket to make it look like he was sleeping. He wriggled through the hole and up into the crawlspace. Bundy crawled over to a spot directly above the jailer's linen closet — the jailer and his wife were out for the evening — dropped down into the jailer's apartment, and walked out the door.[53] is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


Bundy was free, but he was on foot in the middle of a bitterly cold, snowy Colorado night. He stole a broken-down MG, but it stalled out in the mountains. Bundy was stuck on the side of Interstate 70 in the middle of the night in a blizzard, but another driver gave him a ride into Vail. From there he caught a bus to Denver and boarded the 8:55 a.m. flight to Chicago. The Glenwood Springs jail guards did not notice Bundy was gone until noon on December 31, 1977, 17 hours after his escape, by which time Bundy was already in Chicago.[54] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country State Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ...


Bundy's final rampage: Florida

Bundy mug shot, 1980

Bundy then caught an Amtrak train to Ann Arbor, Michigan where he got a room at the YMCA. On January 2, 1978, he went to an Ann Arbor bar and watched his beloved University of Washington Huskies beat Michigan in the Rose Bowl.[55] He later stole a car in Ann Arbor, which he abandoned in Atlanta, Georgia before boarding a bus for Tallahassee, Florida, where he arrived on January 8, 1978. There, he rented a room at a boarding house under the alias of "Chris Hagen" and committed numerous petty crimes including shoplifting, purse snatching, and auto theft. He stole a student ID card that belonged to a Kenneth Misner and sent away for copies of Misner's Social Security card and birth certificate.[56] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x824, 22 KB) 2nd upload 16 million colors from 256 colors and compressed for faster loading. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (600x824, 22 KB) 2nd upload 16 million colors from 256 colors and compressed for faster loading. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... Ann Arbor redirects here. ... Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... Location in Leon County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Leon Government  - Mayor John Marks Area  - City 254. ... is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Social security primarily refers to social welfare service concerned with social protection, or protection against socially recognized conditions, including poverty, old age, disability, unemployment and others. ...


Just one week after Bundy's arrival in Tallahassee, in the early hours of Super Bowl Sunday on January 15, 1978, two and a half years of repressed homicidal violence erupted. Bundy entered the Florida State University Chi Omega sorority house at approximately 3 a.m. and killed two sleeping women, Lisa Levy and Margaret Bowman. Levy and Bowman were bludgeoned and strangled, and Levy was also sexually assaulted. Two other Chi Omegas, Karen Chandler and Kathy Kleiner, were bludgeoned in their sleep and severely injured. The entire episode took no more than half an hour. After leaving the Chi Omega house, Bundy broke into another home a few blocks away, clubbing and severely injuring FSU student Cheryl Thomas.[57] Date January 15, 1978 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Randy White, Defensive tackle; and Harvey Martin, Defensive end Favorite Cowboys by 5 1/2 National anthem Phyllis Kelly of Northeast Louisiana State University Coin toss Red Grange Referee Jim Tunney Halftime show From Paris to the Paris... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[7] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... Chi Omega (ΧΩ) is the largest womens fraternal organization in the National Panhellenic Conference. ... Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[7] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ...


On February 9, 1978, Bundy traveled to Lake City, Florida. While there, he abducted, raped, and murdered 12-year-old Kimberly Leach, throwing her body under a small pig shed. She would be his final victim. On February 12, 1978, Bundy stole yet another Volkswagen Beetle and left Tallahassee for good, heading west across the Florida panhandle. On February 15, 1978, shortly after 1 a.m., Bundy was stopped by Pensacola police officer David Lee. When the officer called in a check of the license plate, the vehicle came up as stolen. Bundy then scuffled with the officer before he was finally subdued. As Lee took the unknown suspect to jail, Bundy said "I wish you had killed me."[58] At his booking Bundy gave the police the name Ken Misner (and presented stolen identification for Misner), but the Florida Department of Law Enforcement made a positive fingerprint identification early the next day. He was immediately transported to Tallahassee and subsequently charged with the Tallahassee and Lake City murders. He was later taken to Miami to stand trial for the Chi Omega murders. is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Location in Columbia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Columbia Settled 1830 Incorporated 1859 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Stephen M. Witt  - City Manager Scott Reynolds (acting) Area [1] 1  - City  11. ... Kimberly Leach was the final murder victim of Ted Bundy. ... is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Nickname: Location in Escambia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Escambia Government  - Mayor John Fogg Area  - City 39. ... A macro shot of a palm and the base of several fingers; as seen here, debris can gather between the ridges. ... Miami redirects here. ...


Conviction and execution

Bite mark testimony at the Chi Omega trial

Bundy went to trial for the Chi Omega murders in June 1979 with Dade County Circuit Court Judge Edward D. Cowart presiding. Despite having five court-appointed lawyers, he insisted on acting as his own attorney and even cross-examined witnesses, including the police officer who had discovered Margaret Bowman's body. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 548 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (600 × 656 pixel, file size: 39 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture of bite mark evidence at the 1979 murder trial of Ted Bundy. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 548 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (600 × 656 pixel, file size: 39 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Picture of bite mark evidence at the 1979 murder trial of Ted Bundy. ... For other uses, see June (disambiguation). ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Miami-Dade County (formerly known as Dade County and many times referred to as simply Miami) is a county located in the southeastern part of the state of Florida. ... In law, cross-examination is the interrogation of a witness called by ones opponent. ...


Two pieces of evidence proved crucial. First, Chi-Omega member Nita Neary, getting back to the house very late after a date, saw Bundy as he left, and identified him in court.[59] Second, during his homicidal frenzy, Bundy bit Lisa Levy in her left buttock, leaving obvious bite marks. Police took plaster casts of Bundy's teeth and a forensics expert matched them to the photographs of Levy's wound.[60] Bundy was convicted on all counts and sentenced to death. After confirming the sentence, Judge Cowart gave him the verdict: This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The word forensic (from Latin: forensis - forum) refers to something of, pertaining to, or used in a court of law. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ...

"It is ordered that you be put to death by a current of electricity, that current be passed through your body until you are dead. Take care of yourself, young man. I say that to you sincerely; take care of yourself, please. It is an utter tragedy for this court to see such a total waste of humanity as I've experienced in this courtroom. You're a bright young man. You'd have made a good lawyer, and I would have loved to have you practice in front of me, but you went another way, partner. Take care of yourself. I don't feel any animosity toward you. I want you to know that. Once again, take care of yourself."

Bundy was tried for the Kimberly Leach murder in 1980. He was again convicted on all counts, principally due to fibers found in his van that matched Leach's clothing[61] and an eyewitness that saw him leading Leach away from the school,[62] and sentenced to death. During the Kimberly Leach trial, Bundy married former coworker Carole Ann Boone in the courtroom while questioning her on the stand.[63] Following numerous conjugal visits between Bundy and his new wife, Boone gave birth to a girl she named "Tina" in October 1982.[64] Eventually, however, Boone moved away, divorced Bundy, and changed her last name and that of her daughter. Their current whereabouts are unknown. 1982 (MCMLXXXII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Divorce or dissolution of marriage is the ending of a marriage before the death of either spouse. ...


While awaiting execution in Raiford Prison, Bundy was housed in the cell next to serial killer Ottis Toole, the suspected murderer of Adam Walsh.[65] Bundy was often visited by Special Agent William Hagmaier of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Behavioral Sciences Unit. Bundy would come to confide in Hagmaier, going so far as to call him his best friend. Eventually, Bundy confessed to Hagmaier many details of the murders that had until then been unknown or unconfirmed. In October 1984, Bundy contacted former King County homicide detective Bob Keppel and offered to assist in the ongoing search for the Green River Killer by providing his own insights and analysis.[66] Keppel and Green River Task Force detective Dave Reichert traveled to Florida's death row to interview Bundy. Both detectives later stated that these interviews were of little actual help in the investigation; they provided far greater insight into Bundy's own mind, and were primarily pursued in the hope of learning the details of unsolved murders of which Bundy was suspected of committing but had never been charged. Florida State Prison (FSP), also known as Starke Prison (because of its proximity to Starke, Florida) or Raiford Prison, is a correctional facility located in Raiford, Florida in Bradford County. ... Ottis Toole Ottis Elwood Toole (March 5, 1947 – September 15, 1996) (sometimes spelled Otis) was an American criminal. ... Adam Walsh (November 14, 1974-July 27, 1981), the son of John Walsh, a partner in a successful hotel management company, was abducted from a Sears department store in Hollywood, Florida on July 27, 1981 at the age of six. ... F.B.I. and FBI redirect here. ... This page is about the year 1984. ... King County redirects here; you may be looking for King County, Texas. ... Robert D. Keppel (born 1944) is a former Seattle, Washington police detective most known for his work tracking serial killers Ted Bundy and Gary Ridgway, also known as the Green River Killer. ... Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949), known as the Green River Killer, is one of the most prolific serial killers in American history. ... David George Reichert (born August 29, 1950) is an American politician and the former sheriff of King County, Washington. ...


Bundy contacted Keppel again in 1988. With his appeals exhausted (Bundy had beaten previous death warrants for March 4, 1986 July 2, 1986, and November 18, 1986),[67][68][69] and execution imminent, Bundy confessed to eight official unsolved murders in Washington State for which he was the prime suspect. Bundy told Keppel that there were actually five bodies left on Taylor Mountain, not four as they had originally thought. Bundy confessed in detail to the murder of Georgeann Hawkins, describing how he lured her to his car, clubbed her with a tire iron that he had stashed on the ground under his car, drove away with a semi-conscious Hawkins in the car with him, and later raped and strangled her.[70] In law, an appeal is a process for making a formal challenge to an official decision. ... is the 63rd day of the year (64th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


After the interview, Keppel reported that he had been shocked in speaking with Bundy, and that he was the kind of man who was "born to kill." Keppel stated:

"He described the Issaquah crime scene (where Janice Ott, Denise Naslund, and Georgeann Hawkins had been left) and it was almost like he was just there. Like he was seeing everything. He was infatuated with the idea because he spent so much time there. He is just totally consumed with murder all the time."[71]

Bundy had hoped that he could use the revelations and partial confessions to get another stay of execution or possibly commute his sentence to life imprisonment. At one point, a legal advocate working for Bundy asked many of the families of the victims to fax letters to Florida Governor Robert Martinez and ask mercy for Bundy in order to find out where the remains of their loved ones were. To a person, all the families refused.[72] Keppel and others reported that Bundy gave scant detail about his crimes during his confessions, and promised to reveal more and other body dump sites if he were given "more time." The ploy failed and Bundy was executed on schedule. A pardon is the forgiveness of a crime and the penalty associated with it. ... Life imprisonment is a sentence of imprisonment for a serious crime, nominally for the entire remaining life of the prisoner, but in fact for a period which varies between jurisdictions: many countries have a maximum possible period of time (usually 50 years) a prisoner may be incarcerated, or require the... A Samsung fax machine Fax (short for facsimile, from Latin fac simile, make similar, i. ... List of Governors of Florida: Florida Governors Military Government Territorial Government Statehood Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Florida | Government of Florida ... Robert Bob Martinez (born December 25, 1934 in Tampa, Florida) was the fortieth governor of Florida from 1987 to 1991. ...


The night before Bundy was executed, he gave a television interview to James Dobson, head of the evangelical Christian organization Focus on the Family. During the interview, Bundy made repeated claims as to the pornographic "roots" of his crimes. He stated that, while pornography didn't cause him to commit murder, the consumption of violent pornography helped "shape and mold" his violence into "behavior too terrible to describe." He alleged that he felt that violence in the media, "particularly sexualized violence," sent boys "down the road to being Ted Bundys". In the same interview, Bundy stated: James Clayton Jim Dobson, Ph. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The word evangelicalism often refers to... The graphic identity of Focus on the Family is intended to recall old time traditional values. ... Porn redirects here. ...

"You are going to kill me, and that will protect society from me. But out there are many, many more people who are addicted to pornography, and you are doing nothing about that."[73]

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At 7:06 a.m. local time on January 24, 1989, Ted Bundy was executed in the electric chair. His last words were, "I'd like you to give my love to my family and friends." Then, more than 2,000 volts were applied across his body for less than two minutes. He was pronounced dead at 7:16 a.m. is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The electric chair is an execution method in which the person being put to death is strapped to a chair and electrocuted through electrodes placed on the body. ... Josephson junction array chip developed by NIST as a standard volt. ...


Modus operandi and victim profiles

When discussing serial murder with Keppel, Bundy said that serial killers change their habits with time and circumstance.[74] This proved true of Bundy himself. For example, Bundy entered into the homes of his first two known victims, Joni Lenz and Lynda Healy, but would not attack a victim in her home again until the night of the Chi Omega murders, shortly before his final arrest.


Nevertheless, he did have a modus operandi that held true for most of his criminal career. He would approach a potential victim in a public place, even in daylight or in a crowd, as when he abducted Ott and Naslund at Lake Sammamish or when he kidnapped Leach from her school. Bundy had various ways of gaining a victim's trust. Sometimes, he would feign injury, wearing his arm in a sling or wearing a fake cast, as in the murders of Hawkins, Rancourt, Ott, Naslund, and Cunningham. At other times Bundy would impersonate an authority figure; he pretended to be a policeman when approaching Carol DaRonch. The day before he killed Kimberly Leach, Bundy approached another young Florida girl pretending to be "Richard Burton, Fire Department," but left hurriedly after her older brother arrived.[75] Modus operandi (often used in the abbreviated form MO) is a Latin phrase, approximately translated as mode of operation. ...


Bundy had a remarkable advantage as his facial features were attractive, yet not especially memorable. In later years, he would often be described as chameleon-like,[76][77] able to look totally different by making only minor adjustments to his appearance, e.g., growing a beard or changing his hairstyle. For other uses, see Chameleon (disambiguation). ...


All of Bundy's victims were white females and most were of middle class background. Almost all were between the ages of 15 and 25. Many were college students. In her book, Rule notes that most of Bundy's victims had long straight hair parted in the middle — just like Stephanie Brooks, the woman to whom Bundy was engaged in 1973. Rule speculates that Bundy's resentment towards his first girlfriend was a motivating factor in his string of murders.[78] The term white American (often used interchangeably and incorrectly with Caucasian American[2] and within the United States simply white[3]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European descent residing in the United States. ... The middle class (or middle classes) comprises a social group once defined by exception as an intermediate social class between the nobility and the peasantry. ...


After luring a victim to his car, Bundy would hit her in the head with a crowbar he had placed underneath his Volkswagen or hidden inside it. Every recovered skull, except for that of Kimberly Leach, showed signs of blunt force trauma. Every recovered body, again except for that of Leach, showed signs of strangulation. Many of Bundy's victims were transported a considerable distance from where they disappeared, as in the case of Kathy Parks, whom he drove more than 260 miles from Oregon to Washington. Bundy often would drink alcohol prior to finding a victim;[79] Carol DaRonch testified to smelling alcohol on his breath.[80] In medical terminology, blunt trauma, blunt injury, non-penetrating trauma or blunt force trauma refers to a type of physical trauma caused to a bodypart, either by impact, injury or physical attack; the latter usually being referred to as blunt force trauma. ...


Hagmaier stated that Bundy considered himself to be an amateur and impulsive killer in his early years, and then moved into what he considered to be his "prime" or "predator" phase. Bundy stated that this phase began around the time of the Lynda Healy murder, when he began seeking victims he considered to be equal to his skill as a murderer.


On death row, Bundy admitted to decapitating at least a dozen of his victims with a hacksaw.[81] He kept the severed heads later found on Taylor Mountain (Rancourt, Parks, Ball, Healy) in his room or apartment for some time before finally disposing of them.[82] He confessed to cremating Donna Manson's head in his girlfriend's fireplace.[83] Some of the skulls of Bundy's victims were found with the front teeth broken out.[84] Bundy also confessed to visiting his victims' bodies over and over again at the Taylor Mountain body dump site. He stated that he would lie with them for hours, applying makeup to their corpses and having sex with their decomposing bodies until putrefaction forced him to abandon the remains. Not long before his death, Bundy admitted to returning to the corpse of Georgann Hawkins for purposes of necrophilia.[85] The crematorium at Haycombe Cemetery, Bath, England. ... Putrefaction is the decomposition of proteins, especially by anaerobic microorganisms. ...


Bundy confessed to keeping other souvenirs of his crimes. The Utah police who searched Bundy's apartment in 1975 missed a collection of photographs that Bundy had hidden in the utility room, photos that Bundy destroyed when he returned home after being released on bail.[86] His girlfriend once found a bag in his room filled with women's clothing.[87]


When Bundy was confronted by law enforcement officers who stated that they believed the number of individuals he had murdered was 36, Bundy told them that they should "add one digit to that, and you'll have it". Rule speculated that this meant Bundy might have killed over 100 women.[88] Speaking to his lawyer Polly Nelson in 1988, however, Bundy dismissed the 100+ victims speculation and said that the more common estimate of approximately 35 victims was accurate.[89] For the band, see The Police. ...


Pathology

Bundy in a fit of rage at the Leach murder trial
Bundy in a fit of rage at the Leach murder trial

In December 1987, Bundy was examined for seven hours by a professor from New York University Medical Center, Dorothy Otnow Lewis. To Lewis, Bundy described his childhood, especially his relationship with his maternal grandparents, Samuel and Eleanor Cowell. Along with the already established description of his grandfather as a tyrannical bully, Bundy described him as a bigot who hated blacks, Italians, Catholics, and Jews. He further stated that his grandfather tortured animals, beating the family dog and swinging neighborhood cats by their tails. He also told Lewis that his grandfather, who was a deacon in his church, kept a large collection of pornography in his greenhouse where, according to relatives, Bundy and a cousin would sneak to look at it for hours. Family members expressed skepticism over Louise's "Jack Worthington" story of Bundy's parentage and noted that Samuel Cowell once flew into a violent rage when the subject of the boy's father came up.[90] Bundy described his grandmother as a timid and obedient wife, who was sporadically taken to hospitals to undergo shock treatment for depression.[91] Towards the end of her life, Bundy said, she became agoraphobic.[92] Image File history File links Ted_Bundy_3. ... Image File history File links Ted_Bundy_3. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university in New York City. ... Dr. Dorothy Lewis is a psychiatrist specializing in the study of serial killers. ... Though most indigenous Africans possess relatively dark skin, they exhibit much variation in physical appearance. ... Ernest Bornemann (1990, cited by Rosenbauer 1997) coined the term zoosadism for those who derive pleasure from inflicting pain on an animal, sometimes with a sexual component. ... This article is about the 1981 musical comedy film. ... On the Threshold of Eternity. ... Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder which primarily consists of the fear of certain settings that may present unexpected challenges or demands. ...


Louise Bundy's younger sister Julia recalled a disturbing incident with her young nephew. After lying down in the Cowells' home for a nap, Julia woke to find herself surrounded by knives from the Cowell kitchen. Three-year-old Ted was standing by the bed, smiling at her.[93]


Bundy used stolen credit cards to purchase more than 30 pairs of socks while on the run in Florida. He willingly conceded to being a foot fetishist, believing it to be nothing more than a personal quirk.[94] Look up credit card in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Foot fetishism is a pronounced fetishistic sexual interest in human feet. ...


When Florida detectives begged Bundy to tell them where he'd dumped Kimberly Leach to give her family some peace, Bundy said "But I'm the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you'll ever meet."[95]


Victims

Below is a chronological list of Ted Bundy's known victims. Bundy never made a comprehensive confession of his crimes and his true total is not known, but before his execution, he confessed to Hagmaier to having committed 30 murders. Ten of his victims remain unidentified.[96] All the women listed were killed, unless otherwise noted.


1974

  • Jan. 4: Joni Lenz (survived). Bludgeoned in her bed as she slept.
  • Feb. 1: Lynda Ann Healy (19). Beaten & bludgeoned unconscious while asleep and abducted from the house she shared with other University of Washington co-eds.
  • Mar. 12: Donna Gail Manson (19). Abducted while walking to a jazz concert on The Evergreen State College campus, Olympia, Washington.
  • Apr. 17: Susan Rancourt (18). Disappeared as she walked across Ellensburg's Central Washington State College campus at night.
  • May 6: Roberta Kathleen Parks (22). Vanished from Oregon State University in Corvallis while walking to another dorm hall to have coffee with friends.
  • May 25: Brenda Ball (22). Disappeared from the Flame Tavern in Burien, Washington.
  • Jun. 11: Georgeann Hawkins (18). Disappeared from behind her sorority house, Kappa Alpha Theta, at the University of Washington in Seattle.
  • Jul. 14: Janice Ott (23) and Denise Naslund (19), both from Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, Washington.
  • Aug. 2: Carol Valenzuela (20). Last seen at a welfare office in Vancouver, Washington.
  • Oct. 2: Nancy Wilcox (16). Disappeared in Holladay, Utah.
  • Oct. 18: Melissa Smith (17). Vanished from Midvale, Utah on her way to a friend's house.
  • Oct. 31: Laura Aime (17). Disappeared from a Halloween party at Lehi, Utah.
  • Nov. 8: Carol DaRonch (survived). Escaped from Bundy by jumping out from his car in Murray, Utah.
  • Nov. 8: Debra (Debby) Kent (17). Vanished from the parking lot of a school in Bountiful, Utah, hours after DaRonch escaped from Bundy.

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1975

  • Jan. 12: Caryn Campbell (23). While on a ski trip with her fiancé in Aspen, Colorado, Campbell vanished between the hotel lounge and her room.
  • Mar. 15: Julie Cunningham (26). Disappeared while on her way to a nearby tavern in Vail, Colorado.
  • Apr. 6: Denise Oliverson (25). Abducted while visiting her parents in Grand Junction, Colorado.
  • May 6: Lynette Culver (13). Snatched from a school playground at Alameda Junior High School, Pocatello, Idaho.
  • June 28: Susan Curtis (15). Disappeared while attending a youth conference at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah.
  • July 4: Nancy Baird (23). Disappeared while working at a convenience store. Confessed shortly before his execution. Layton, Utah.

View south along Galena Street in downtown Aspen. ... There are also Vail, Arizona and Vail, Iowa. ... Mt. ... Historic downtown Pocatello Pocatello is a city located in Bannock County, with a small portion in neighboring Power County, in southeastern Idaho. ... , Brigham Young University Brigham Young University (BYU), located in Provo, Utah, is the flagship university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS or Mormon Church) and is THE university in Utah. ... Provo is a city in Utah and the county seat of Utah County, located about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City along the Wasatch Front. ... Layton is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. ...

1978

  • Jan. 15: Lisa Levy (20), Margaret Bowman (21), Karen Chandler (survived), Kathy Kleiner Deshields (survived). The Chi Omega killings, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
  • Jan. 15: Cheryl Thomas (survived). Bludgeoned in her bed, eight blocks away from the Chi Omega Sorority house.
  • Feb. 9: Kimberly Leach (12), kidnapped from her junior high school in Lake City, Florida. She was raped, murdered and discarded in Suwannee State Park.

Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU)[7] is a public research university located in Tallahassee. ... Location in Leon County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Leon Government  - Mayor John Marks Area  - City 254. ... Location in Columbia County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State County Columbia Settled 1830 Incorporated 1859 Government  - Type Council-Manager  - Mayor Stephen M. Witt  - City Manager Scott Reynolds (acting) Area [1] 1  - City  11. ...

Film and television

Three TV movies and one feature film have been produced about Bundy and his crimes. A television movie (also TV movie, TV-movie, made-for-TV movie, etc. ... A reel of film, which predates digital cinematography. ...

The Deliberate Stranger is the name for both a book and television film about serial murderer Ted Bundy. ... For the musician of the same name, see Mark Harmon (musician). ... Ted Bundy is a 2002 film directed by Matthew Bright about the crimes of serial killer Ted Bundy. ... Director, writer and actor Mathew Brights vision of a surreal, slap-happy and ultra-violent America has informed his work from the beginning. ... Michael Reilly Burke , born November 30 1969 is an American actor. ... William O. Campbell (born July 7, 1959 in Charlottesville, Virginia) is an actor who is well known for his starring role in the television series Once and Again as well as his role as a gay gynecologist, Dr. Jon Philip Fielding (credited as William Campbell) in all three of the... Barbara Hershey is an American actress, known for her many film roles. ... Biography is one of A&Es longest-running and most popular programs. ... Ivan Simon Cary Elwes (born October 26, 1962) is an English actor credited as Cary Elwes, best known for his performances in The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Saw. ... Bruce Greenwood (born August 12, 1956 in Noranda, Quebec) is a Canadian actor. ...

References and further reading

  • Kendall, Elizabeth. The Phantom Prince: My Life With Ted Bundy. Madrona Pub; 1st edition September 1981; Hardcover, 183 pages; ISBN 0914842706
  • Keppel, Robert. The Riverman: Ted Bundy and I Hunt for the Green River Killer. 2005, paperback, 624 pages, ISBN 0743463951. Updated after the arrest and confession of the Green River killer, Gary Ridgway.
  • Larsen, Richard W. Bundy: The Deliberate Stranger. 1980, hardcover, ISBN 0-13-089185-1
  • Michaud, Stephen, and Hugh Aynesworth. The Only Living Witness. Authorlink 1999, paperback, 344 pages. ISBN 1-928704-11-5
  • Michaud, Stephen, and Hugh Aynesworth. Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer. Transcripts of the authors' 1980 Death Row interviews with Bundy.
  • Nelson, Polly. Defending the Devil: My Story as Ted Bundy's Last Lawyer. William Morrow, 1994, 329 pages. ISBN 0-688-10823-7
  • Rule, Ann. The Stranger Beside Me. Signet, 2000, paperback, 548 pages. ISBN 0-393-05029-7. Updated 20th anniversary edition.

Robert D. Keppel (born 1944) is a former Seattle, Washington police detective most known for his work tracking serial killers Ted Bundy and Gary Ridgway, also known as the Green River Killer. ... Gary Leon Ridgway (born February 18, 1949), known as the Green River Killer, is one of the most prolific serial killers in American history. ... The Deliberate Stranger is the name for both a book and television film about serial murderer Ted Bundy. ... Hugh G. Aynesworth (born August 2, 1931 in Clarksburg, West Virginia) is an American journalist. ... Hugh G. Aynesworth (born August 2, 1931 in Clarksburg, West Virginia) is an American journalist. ... Ann Rule is a popular true crime writer. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Rule 8, 17
  2. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 56
  3. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 63
  4. ^ Rule 16-7
  5. ^ Rule 8
  6. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 57
  7. ^ Rule 10
  8. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 64
  9. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 66
  10. ^ Rule 12
  11. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 62
  12. ^ Rule 22-33
  13. ^ Rule 16-7
  14. ^ Larsen 5, 7
  15. ^ Rule 18-20
  16. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 74
  17. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 76
  18. ^ Letter from Gov. Daniel J. Evans to the Dean of Adminssions at University of Utah
  19. ^ Larsen 7-10
  20. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 81-4
  21. ^ Rule 44-7
  22. ^ Keppel 387
  23. ^ Nelson 282
  24. ^ Nelson 283-84
  25. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 28
  26. ^ Keppel 42-3
  27. ^ Keppel 45-6
  28. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 31-3
  29. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 38
  30. ^ Rule 75
  31. ^ Keppel 3-6
  32. ^ Rule 103-5
  33. ^ Keppel 61-62
  34. ^ Keppel 40
  35. ^ Keppel 8-15
  36. ^ Keppel 18
  37. ^ Keppel 25-30
  38. ^ Rule 516
  39. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 91
  40. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 93-95
  41. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 95-7
  42. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 101
  43. ^ Rule 132-6
  44. ^ Keppel 402-7
  45. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 343
  46. ^ Keppel 62-66
  47. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 98-9, 113-5
  48. ^ Keppel 71
  49. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 197
  50. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 203-5
  51. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 209
  52. ^ Rule 6
  53. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 209-11
  54. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 212-213
  55. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 215-6
  56. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 220
  57. ^ Rule 283-305
  58. ^ Rule 321-3
  59. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 227, 283
  60. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 230, 283-5
  61. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 306-7
  62. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 303
  63. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 308-10
  64. ^ Nelson 56
  65. ^ Rule 465
  66. ^ Keppel 176
  67. ^ Nelson 33
  68. ^ Nelson 101
  69. ^ Nelson 135
  70. ^ Keppel 367-378
  71. ^ Rule 519
  72. ^ Rule 518
  73. ^ Cline, Victor B., Ph.D.,Pornography's Effects on Adults and Children
  74. ^ Keppel 261, 411
  75. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 243-4
  76. ^ Keppel 80
  77. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 176
  78. ^ Rule 431-2
  79. ^ Keppel 379
  80. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 94
  81. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 339
  82. ^ Keppel 378, 393
  83. ^ Keppel 395
  84. ^ Keppel 30
  85. ^ Keppel 22-3
  86. ^ Nelson 258
  87. ^ Rule 167
  88. ^ Rule 335
  89. ^ Nelson 257
  90. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 330
  91. ^ Nelson 154
  92. ^ Rule 502-8
  93. ^ Rule 505
  94. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 241
  95. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 263
  96. ^ Michaud and Aynesworth, TOLW, 339

Daniel Jackson Evans Daniel Jackson Evans (born November 11, 1925) served three terms as governor of the state of Washington from 1965 to 1977, and represented the state in the United States Senate from 1983 to 1989. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU), located in Salt Lake City, is the flagship public research university in the state of Utah, and one of 10 institutions that make up the Utah System of Higher Education. ...

External links

  • Ted Bundy at CrimeLibrary.com, and Crime Library interview with Bob Keppel
  • Ted Bundy's final interview with Dr. James Dobson
  • Ted Bundy (the film), The Deliberate Stranger, The Riverman, and The Stranger Beside Me at the Internet Movie Database
  • 1989 appeal to the Florida Supreme Court, 1982 appeal of the Leach conviction, 1982 Chi Omega appeal, 1984 Chi Omega appeal, 1985 Leach appeal
  • July 16, 1979 TIME magazine article about the Chi Omega trial
  • Channel 4 television UK documentary
Persondata
NAME Bundy, Ted
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Bundy, Theodore Robert (full name)
SHORT DESCRIPTION Serial killer
DATE OF BIRTH November 24, 1946
PLACE OF BIRTH Burlington, Vermont
DATE OF DEATH January 24, 1989
PLACE OF DEATH Raiford, Florida

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