Labeled as the crime of the 1990’s, serial murder is predicted to remain the crime of the first decades of the new millennium. This book brings together the perspectives of acknowledged experts in the field along with those of emerging authorities on serial murder. The chapters offer a unique look at these crimes from a variety of viewpoints and experiences. Accessibly written, this compelling volume includes information on minorities and serial killing, as well the manner in which serial killers are traced and tracked.
Chapter 16: Selected Problems in Serial Murder Investigations
Selected Problems in Serial Murder Investigations
It seems that there are few weeks that pass that some jurisdiction is not involved in a serial murder investigation. Some investigations gather national attention, whereas others gather meager media exposure.
The Ted Bundy investigation is an example of the former. When Ted escaped from jail in Colorado, there was a national search for him. The FBI immediately placed him on their Ten Most Wanted list, and he was captured not by the FBI but again by accident, in Pensacola, Florida. People breathed a little easier knowing that he had been apprehended, and they could sleep better at night, especially young women who were of the age that Bundy preferred. The Bundy murder ...