Ted Bundy in Court
By Donn Dughi / State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14196442
Name: Theodore Robert Bundy (born Cowell)
Born: 24th November 1946 in Burlington, Vermont, U.S.
Number of Victims: 30+ (potentially much higher)
Modus Operandi: Lured young women to secluded areas where he overpowered them and beat them to death, others he beat to death or strangled while sleeping their own homes.
Date Apprehended: 16th August 1975 - escaped 7th June 1977 - recaptured 13th June 1977 - escaped 30th December 1977 - final capture 15th February 1978
Executed: 24th January 1989 by electric chair
Possibly the world’s most infamous serial killer of all time. Given the vast amounts of information available on Ted Bundy we will provide a short summary below, and a page dedicated to the crimes he confessed to before his execution. For further reading please see one of the books listed at the bottom of this page.
Ted Bundy not only charmed and dominated his victims, but also the media upon his arrest. With over 30 victims across multiple states, the possibility of many times that number of actual victims, the 2 prison escapes, the brutality of his crimes and the testimonies of survivors, Bundy was a household name by the end of the seventies.
Bundy was executed by electric chair at Florida State Prison on January 24, 1989, he was 42. Investigators continued questioning him about his involvement in cold cases right up to the time of his execution.