Theodore Robert Bundy, commonly identified as Ted Bundy, was a person hearing about whom gives one chills because of the number and magnitude of the crimes perpetrated by him. He was of American origin, a serial killer who kidnapped, raped and finally murdered numerous young girls and women. His crimes were mainly identified from the time period of 1970s; however, it is estimated that his crimes could have also ranged to the time before 1970s. The true number of victims who suffered from his wrath aren’t known but are estimated to be way higher than what he confessed at the time of his execution.
Ted Bundy And His Scandals
Though it is not confirmed when he started raping and killing women and took to telling different stories to every person without going into specifics of any case, even at the time of confessing. Evidences have pointed towards him murdering an eight-year-old girl Ann Marie Burr when Bundy was only 14 years old in 1961. However, he has repeatedly denied this allegation.
His killings have often followed a gruesome and horrendous pattern with him raping the victims before finally beating them to death. A lot of sources say that he began this horrible rampage around 1974 when a large number of women in his area of residence, that is, Seattle and nearby Oregon, went missing. Witnesses have said that the victims were last seen in the company of a young man with dark hair known as ‘Ted’.
Since he was regarded as handsome and having charisma, it is likely that he made use of these traits to win the trust of the society and the women, before he performed horrifying acts with them. It has been noticed that he would pretend to have had an injury and ask for help or portray himself as a figure of authority, before knocking down the victim unconscious and then taking them to deserted places in order to rape and ultimately kill them. It has also been found out that he revisited the crime scenes often, performing sexual acts with the corpses until further interactions were not possible.
Ted Bundy Bio: Parents, Early Life
He was born Eleanor Louise Cowell and his father was not known. His grandparents raised Ted as their own child as they were ashamed of the fact that his mother got pregnant out-of-wedlock. Almost through his entire childhood, he was made to believe that his mother was his sister. He and his mother were regularly beaten by his grandfather and this forced Eleanor to run away with Ted and move to Tacoma, Washington to live with cousins. This was when Ted was merely 5 years old. It was there that she met a hospital cook, named Johnnie Bundy, whom she married and who officially adopted Ted, thus his last name.
Ted Bundy: Escapes And Final Execution
Finally, 1975 was the time when he was first jailed while in Utah for aggravated kidnapping and attempted criminal assault. He faced murder charges in Colorado and thus planned a couple of dramatic escapes to commit further assaults in Florida. They included three murders and probably more before finally getting recaptured in 1978. The good day was January 24, 1989 when he was executed in the electric chair at Florida State Prison. Prior to his last moments, he also agreed to the various criminal acts he had been involved in and expressed sorrow and remorse. People in large number gathered outside the Prison to celebrate the day he was executed.
Quick Facts About Ted Bundy
Name: Theodore Robert Bundy
Date of Birth: November 24, 1946
Date of Execution: January 24, 1989
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, US
Spouse: Carole Ann Boone
Children: Rose Bundy
Parents: Eleanor Louis Cowell