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Theodore “Ted” Bundy

One of the most prolific and elusive serial killers in history, Theodore Bundy unleashed his murderous rage on an estimated 35 women while maintaining the facade of the boy next door. He was handsome, charming, confident, and dangerous, qualities that enabled him to go undetected for years. From early 1974, the stranger called “Ted” hunted young women in Washington, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, and Florida. Bundy, a law student and Young Republican, sometimes wore an arm cast to appear vulnerable and helpless. He had a penchant for killing attractive young females with dark shoulder-length hair, parted in the middle. Once he enticed his victims to his car, he bludgeoned, raped, and tortured them.

Theodore Robert Bundy was born, illegitimate, in 1946, in Vermont. To avoid shame, ...

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