Ken Katsaris and the Successful Containment of Ted Bundy

"If he could do the impossible, what could I do to keep the impossible from happening?" Ken Katsaris, former Sheriff, Leon County, Florida

My Ted Bundy Movie/Documentary Recommendations

Throughout the years, there have been many attempts to capture the life of Ted Bundy on film, though few have hit the mark. Often, they’re more closely connected to the imagination of the director than actual facts, so I’ve listed my favorite Ted movies. These are based on elements that are closest to fact and... Continue Reading →

Was Ted Bundy a Pedophile?

by E.J. Hammon Liz, Molly, and Ted Despite Ted Bundy’s obvious attraction to college-aged women, recent allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior from the daughter of Ted’s ex-girlfriend have come to light, stunning the true crime community. It has left many wondering whether Bundy had an attraction to children as well as to adult women. The... Continue Reading →

Ted Bundy’s Glenwood Springs

Perhaps no other jail should be held more accountable for its lackadaisical attitude towards Ted Bundy than the Garfield County Sheriff's Department in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Despite his previous escape from law officials in Aspen and rumors of someone crawling above the cells at night, jailers and their superiors chose to ignore red flags, subsequently... Continue Reading →

Ted Bundy: Did He Abduct Singer Debbie Harry? 

Debbie Harry is a sensational performer and has been part of the mainstream music scene for the past four decades. Her early songs with rock band Blondie, such as "Heart of Glass" and "Rapture," hearken back to a time before serial killers were idolized and admired. There's no question that she has experienced many strange... Continue Reading →

Kathy Kleiner Rubin: A Life Touched but not Destroyed by Serial Killer, Ted Bundy

by E.J. Hammon c. 2019 I recently had the opportunity to speak with Kathy Kleiner Rubin, who survived the Chi Omega sorority attack at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida in the 1970's. To my surprise, I learned she's much more than a survivor. Here is the story she shared about her experience. Kathy Kleiner... Continue Reading →

Is Joe Goldberg the modern-day Ted Bundy?

**Spoiler alert** If you haven't watched Season One of Netflix's thriller series, "You," be warned that this article has some spoilers. In the era of Netflix providing many programs surrounding the crime genre, we find the latest streaming phenomena in their takeover of Lifetime's original series, "You." The show explores life through the eyes of... Continue Reading →

Bundy and the 1970’s investigation

During an era where serial killers were emerging as a phenomenon in the United States, police departments throughout the country were finding it difficult to identify them. Serial killers are known for primarily murdering strangers and having few ties to their victims. This makes it a very difficult job for investigators who are accustomed to... Continue Reading →

Bundy’s 1975 Arrest

On August 16, 1975, Ted Bundy was arrested in Granger, Utah for evading capture from a local police officer. In the police report listed below, Robert Hayward explains details of Bundy's capture, including the "burglary tools" found in his car. Mention of this his missing passenger seat is also included. "UTAH Highway Patrol Incident Report... Continue Reading →

Jeepers Creepers! Bundy was a Peeper!

Recently, when discussing the topic of “peeping Toms” with a colleague, she suggested that most people believe this type of voyeurism is a harmless activity. They feel it’s a rite of passage that boys hitting puberty are likely to engage in as their hormones rage. Despite the dismissive attitude, psychiatrists have found that peeping into... Continue Reading →

Bundy Quote Analyzed

"I don't like being locked up for something I didn't do, and I don't like my liberty taken away, and I don't like being treated like an animal, and I don't like people walking around and ogling me like I'm some sort of weirdo, because I'm not."  Long before Ted Bundy admitted to committing several... Continue Reading →

The “Ted Murders”

It has always astounded me that Bundy used his real name when introducing himself to victims. It wouldn't have been such a big deal if the victims were isolated, but when he was seeking out women at Lake Sammamish in the summer of 1974, he gave his name to several women. Most of those women... Continue Reading →

Ted Bundy: Rape Crisis Volunteer

Yes, you read that title correctly. Ted Bundy worked in a crisis center hotline in the '70's, helping young women talk through difficult situations. Bundy later wrote a rape prevention pamphlet and he was an assistant director of the Seattle Crime Prevention Advisory Commission. It's easy to see that Bundy found a way to be... Continue Reading →

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