Theodore Robert Cowell, better known as Ted Bundy is one of the most well-known serial killers of the 20th century. Bundy took advantage of his good looks and charming personality to lure countless women. His regime began in Seattle, Washington in1974, until his arrest in 1978. The estimated murder count was from 30-100 victims. However, the final number is unknown until today.
Ted Bundy was born at the Elizabeth Lung Home for Unwed Mothers in Vermont to a woman named Eleanor Louise Cowell. His father was never identified; Eleanor’s family suspected that her abusive father was Bundy’s biological father. Bundy was raised by his grandparents, and was unaware that the woman he knew as his sister was in fact his biological mother. Throughout his childhood, Bundy believed his grandfather was a wonderful man, and treasured and respected his grandfather. However, the grandfather was known for being physical and emotionally abusive towards family members and family pets. In high school, Bundy was shy and socially awkward. In his adolescence, he began to peep into women’s windows; he stated that throughout his adolescence, he fantasized of sexual violence. As he developed and reached adulthood, his conduct become more anti-social, but no one would have predict the extent of his dysfunctional personality.
It is not known when or where Ted Bundy began his killing spree. However his earliest documented murder was in 1974; he was 27. Midnight on January 4, 1974, Bundy broke into the bedroom of 18 years old Joni Lenz, a dance and student at the University of Washington. He sexually assaulted her and caused extensive internal injuries. Lenz remained unconscious for ten days. She survived the attack, ...
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...en in the United States over a five year span. Sadly, many of the victims’ final resting places are unknown. If Forensic Science was more advanced in the 70’s perhaps the police or FBI could have stopped him before he caused more havoc.
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