Bundy was also very teased as a child, but once he got to college people started noticing him. He was a rather attractive young man who actually volunteered at a suicide hotline. The irony in this is quite uncanny, in only a year Bundy went from convincing people not to end their lives to taking their lives from them. Ted was actually able to find an attractive smart girl who he instantly fell head over heels for. After a year of being together the love of his life broke his heart. Despite being in law school Bundy still didn’t know what path he wanted to take in life. For this reason his girlfriend ended the relationship. This broke Bundy’s heart. There’s no way this didn’t contribute to Bundy’s killings. The way I look at it Ted had so much rage and hurt bundled up inside that it exploded in such a horrific way. Bundy did the type of killing that I like to call “revenge killing” . He killed women that had the same physical features as his ex girlfriend. They all had long hair that was parted in the center. Though this was the only thing that was really necessary to him, he killed women of all ages he even murdered young girls. Although when his killings began he tended to target college student. I believe that he specifically targeted college girls at the beginning because the wound that his girlfriend left was still incredibly deep.
Ted’s victims were all rather similar. They were mostly all female college students, with long hair that was parted the same way, they were all very attractive young women as I mentioned previously. The things Bundy did to these poor women is disgraceful. He would often force his first victims into their own basements where he would sexually assault and strangle them. Later he thought of a more efficient way to commit his crimes. He took advantage of the kindness of others by wearing a fake cast. He would scope out women and ask them to help him put heavy items into his car. While they weren’t expecting it he would over power them and shove them into his vehicle, within seconds they would disappear and never be seen again. Luckily though Bundy slipped up. In a routine traffic stop police found suspicious items in his car items like a ski mask, rope and handcuffs. Unfortunately all this proved was that Bundy was kinky, it wasn’t enough to hold him. Until they found things in his car that surviving victim Carol DaRonche described to have seen. It also definitely didn’t help that one time when Bundy abducted a woman at a public beach bystanders over heard him introduce himself as Ted. So when the girl never came back they informed police. Because of the many witnesses police were able to create a composite sketch that resembled Bundy. When they put him into a lineup Carol DaRonche was able to identify him as her predator. This led to Bundy’s arrest. Really when you think about it him being caught was partially his fault. When abducting a woman in a public place why would he introduce himself using his real name? It almost makes you wonder if Bundy wanted to be caught. After arresting him they searched his car, police found many hairs and DNA that belonged to numerous victims. This was the last piece of the puzzle that law enforcement needed to convict Ted Bundy. Bundy was arrested in August 1975.
After his arrest
After Bundy’s arrest he managed to escape two times. The first time he escapes through the library window and was found a few weeks later in the mountains. The second time he caused way more harm. Somehow he managed to travel all the way to Florida and committed some serious crimes. Not only did Bundy managed to murder a 12 year old he managed to sneak into a sorority and kill two women, and beat two women severely. He bit one of the victims on the buttocks with such force that he left extremely defined marks this was the only proof police needed to know Bundy was responsible for the attack at the sorority. After locating him they held a new trial, this time Bundy was sentenced to death. It was obvious Ted didn’t care that he was taking lives. It makes me incredibly happy that he got the death penalty because he obviously had no intent on stopping what he was doing. While in prison he admitted to killing 36 women, and dumping their bodies in the woods and mountains. Now if this isn’t sickening enough the worst part is what he did to them afterwards. Bundy would often return to the dump sites and commit necrophilia, sometimes he would occasionally take their heads home with him. This disturbs me so very much. It’s bad enough to kill someone but to harm their dead bodies, that is a whole new level of evil. Being curious an officer asked Bundy why he did it right before his execution, and with a grin he said “because I liked it”. Thankfully this monster was executed on January 24th 1989. Though the memory of this terrible man still remains.