It is believed that Ted may have started killing in his early to mid-teens. There was a twelve-year-old neighbor vanished from her house when Bundy was 14, but the earliest verified murders began in 1974, when Bundy was 27. Bundy’s Victims:
1st- January 4, 1974 after midnight, Bundy entered Joni Lenz’s house, an 18-year-old student who attended University of Washington. Bundy beat her with a crowbar in her sleep. He took a rod from her bed and sexually assaulted her. When they found her the next morning, she was in a coma, lying in a pool of blood. She survived, but suffered permanent brain damage. 2nd-January 31, 1974, Bundy broke into Lynda Ann Healy, a senior at University of Washington, room, knocked her unconscious, meticulously removed her clothes and dressed her in jeans and a shirt, folded her night clothes, wrapped her in bedsheet, and carried her outside. They found a single hair at the crime scene that wasn’t hers. A year later, they found her decapitated, dismembered remains. From that January all the way to June, he stalked and killed more than one young woman a month, a spree that culminated in July with the double daytime abduction and murder of two females at a lakeside park near Seattle. He murdered:
* 10 victims in Oregon, Utah, and Washington
Bundy had remarkable advantage as his facial features were charming yet not especially memorable. He would later be described as a chameleon, able to look totally different just by changing his hairstyle, for example. All of Bundy’s victims were all young, attractive, with their dark hair worn at shoulder length or longer, parted in the middle. They all resembled Stephanie, the love of his life that he could never have. Bundy moved to Utah that autumn, where the killings began in October with murder in Midvale of Melissa Smith, the 17-year-old daughter of police chief Louis Smith. Bundy raped, sodomized, and strangled the Smith girl. They found the body 9 days later. Next was Laura Aime, also 17, who...
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