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Ted Bundy Case Study

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Theodore “TED” BUNDY CASE

Theodore “Ted” Bundy, the serial killer that was born as Theodore Robert Cowell, on November 24, 1946 killed between 1973 and 1978. He escaped from county jail two times before his last apprehension in February 1978. After so many years of so many denials, he eventually confessed to over thirty murders. Even though the actual number of murder victims is not known. It is estimated that the range of victims is from twenty-six to hundred. The wide-ranging estimate is thirty-five. Bundy would strike all his victims and then strangle them to death.

It is said to believe that Ted’s outraged of anger started because of his anger against his family. According to Ann Rule, Ted’s mother’s madden name was Eleanor Louis Cowell. Around the age of twenty-three she gave birth to Ted out of wed lock at the Elizabeth Lund Home for Unwed Mothers in Burlington, Vermont. She moved to Vermont from her original home in Philadelphia to give birth to Ted. A short time period after Ted was born he and his mother moved back to Philadelphia where he was told that his grandparents were his parents and his mother was his older sister. According to A&E Biography of Ted Bundy, Ted’s grandfather had a very bad temper and was known to be very violent and a frightening person. At the age of three Eleanor moved to Tacoma, Washington to move closer to her uncle. In Tacoma she was known as Louise and was working as a secretary of the church. In Tacoma she also met Johnny Bundy and a year later married him. It was then that Ted got his name Theodore Robert Bundy. Him and his step father never got along and still consider himself as a Cowell.

In his teen years, Ted was anti social. He did not date while he was in high school. He seems to remove himself from school. Students in his school called him shy. At the age of fifteen he had become an expert shoplifter and was a suspect for two burglaries. He was known for being a pippin tom. He would sneak thru the...