Yesterday would have been Ted Bundy's 73rd birthday if he had managed to live this long. Numerous Facebook pages were posting well wishes to the long-dead deviant, but I was surprised that several were honoring the lives of his victims instead. It's easy to get caught up in the mystery of someone who seemed so... Continue Reading →
"Bundy’s first mistake was underestimating how police would perceive his car randomly idling on nights when he was trolling for victims."
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 →
[Thanks to Rob T. for suggesting this topic] Throughout human history, punishment by death has been used as disciplinary action against those convicted of gruesome or outrageous crimes. In the United States, unlike other countries, capital punishment is only utilized against those convicted of murder in the 1st degree. In a 2010 Gallup poll, 64% of Americans... Continue Reading →
Though we don't have any information about Bundy's sexual prowess with any other women, he clearly impressed his ex-girlfriend Stephanie when they reunited in the early 70's for a short time.
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 →
After Bundy's failed escape from prison in July of 1977, he succeeded in breaking out of the Garfield County jail in Glenwood Springs, Colorado on December 30, 1977. He had lost a lot of weight and was able to squeeze out of a hole in the ceiling of his jail cell. Once outside the prison, Bundy hitched a ride... Continue Reading →
Bundy's first escape happened in Aspen, Colorado on July 7, 1977. He was supposed to be doing research for his trial in the murder of Caryn Campbell, when he jumped from the 2nd story law library and high-tailed it out of the area on a sprained ankle. He was able to steal a car, but... Continue Reading →