Ted Bundy: Most Famous Serial Killer Famous For Kidnappings, Murders, & Rapes Of Young Girl & Women
Ted Bundy describes himself as “the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you’ll ever meet”, and his activities prove the statement true. The name of Ted Bundy alias Theodore Robert Bundy sends shivering down millions of spines.
He is famous for kidnappings, murders, and rapes of several young girls and women before and during the 1970s. His life and activities inspired several novels, series, and films.
A serial killer is born from his dark experiences. Here we narrate you the dark past that made this once a shy boy and a lifesaver one of the famous serial killers.
Bundy’s childhood was not a bed of roses. This made people believe that this was the start or explanation of his psychotic behavior. Born on November 24, 1946, in Burlington, Vermont, to Eleanor Louise Cowell and an Air Force veteran and Penne State graduate, Lloyd Marshall.
Ted’s grandparents adopted him as their son. They described Eleanor as his sister. His maternal grandfather was a tyrannical person. He always brutally tortured him as well as his mother. Eleanor failed to tolerate this and fled away with her five-year-old son. She went to Tacoma, Washington, and stayed there with one of her cousins.
After a few years, Eleanor fell in love with Johnnie Bundy, a hospital chef, and married him. Johnnie legally adopted Ted and thus bestowed his surname. But, Ted disliked and disrespected his stepfather in front of his girlfriend stating that his father is uneducated and poor.
Bundy gave clashing accounts of his early years to various biographers. He narrated a normal life punctuated by dark fantasies that influenced him powerfully. At the age of three, knives enchanted him. He was bright, and naturally did well in school but not with his classmates. As a teenager, his dark side surfaced a little. He involved himself in petty crimes, stealing things from people.
In 1972, Bundy graduated in psychology from the University of Washington. After completing his school, he visited the East Coast and learnt a new truth. The person whom he believed to be his sister was actually his mother.
Later he fell in love with a wealthy, beautiful, and high-class girl with long dark hair. In his later days, all his murders resembled her. By the 1970s, Bundy had renovated himself, becoming more outwardly confident and enthusiastic in social and political issues.
He confessed to killing 36 young women and girls in several states in the 1970s. But, experts believe the deaths to have crossed more than 100. No one ever knows the number of women he had killed.
In January 1974, Ted Bundy committed his first attack. He did not commit murder but assaulted a young girl, Karen Sparks. She was a student and dancer at the University of Washington. He visited Karen’s house, forcefully entered and knocked her down with a metal rod from her bed frame, and assaulted her.
After a month of his assault with Karen Sparks, he broke into Healy’s apartment early morning. He knocked her down, making her unconscious, dressing her, and carrying her body to his car. She went missing after that.
But, several years later, people discovered a part of her skull at a location where Ted Bundy dumped the corpses. Henceforth, he continued searching and targeted several female students who lived in the areas.
Many women went missing from the Oregon and Seattle area during the 1970s. People state that some of the missing women are enjoying the company of a dark-haired, young man, “Ted”. Often Ted pretended to be injured and lured his victims into his car for help. The kindness of these victims proved a fatal mistake.
He bludgeoned his victims unconscious. Then bind, rape, kill and dump their corpses into woods. Bundy often revisited those places where he dumped the corpses of the girls and had sex even with the decaying ones. He beheaded his victims and kept the heads as his “trophies” in his house, often lying beside them.
During the next five months, in the Pacific Northwest, he kidnapped and murdered five female college students. Donna Gail Manson, Susan Elaine Rancourt, Roberta Kathleen Parks, Brenda Carol Ball, and Georgann Hawkins fell victims at his hands.
Murders in Utah and Capture
Later Ted moved to Utah to pursue law. Suddenly women began to disappear even from there. Here, he continued to carry his heinous behavior. In Utah, Ted victimized several young women, including a stranger and four college students.
He remained unaware that law enforcement started growing interest in him. However, this did not last long, and the following year cops arrested him. They searched his vehicle and discovered several tools that he had probably stolen. These included a facemask, handcuffs, rope, and a crowbar.
The cops put him behind bars for possession of these tools, and the police began to link him too much more alarming crimes. Later, the police received bribes and dismissed Ted as the prime suspect. Moreover, the cops found a clean-cut law student unfit for conducting heinous crimes.
All these comments and perceptions of him helped Ted Bundy in actively building his murdering career. He successfully deceived everyone, but only for a short period. He successfully cheated his wife and proved himself “the very definition of heartless evil”, as described by his last layer. In 1975, Bundy kidnapped Carol DaRonch. Luckily, she fled from his clutches. Soon police arrested him and received imprisonment for a term of 15 years.
Ted Bundy successfully escaped for a couple of times from police custody. Again, in 1977, he successfully escaped from the library of the courthouse in Aspen, Colorado. Because he was performing as his lawyer, the library authorized a break during his preliminary hearing.
He jumped off from the window of the second floor, fell to the ground and started running. Soon he disappeared within the trees even before the guards returned to check on him.
On January 24, 1989, Ted Bundy died around 7 a.m. at the Florida State Prison in an electric chair occasionally recognized as “Old Sparky.”
Following Ted Bundy’s death, a crowd appeared in front of the prison, cheering and setting off fireworks. Before his execution, he spoke of his last wishes. He requested to scatter his ashes in the Cascade Mountains, Washington where four of his victims’ bodies lie. He was cremated in Gainesville without any public ceremony.
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