Tag: Ted Bundy
In very rare instances, people who suspect their fathers, brothers or other family members are long-sought serial killers are dead right and help authorities solve a notorious cold case. But far more often, they pester police with circumstantial evidence backing up wild theories.
After escaping a Colorado jail in December 1977, serial killer Ted Bundy fled to Tallahassee, Florida, and went on a rampage, attacking and killing sleeping coeds at the Chi Omega sorority house at Florida State University. One of the survivors of that attack, Kathy Kleiner, spoke with us about getting over her mistrust of men and how authorities can help victims.
It's hard to imagine there was once a time when women trusted serial killer Ted Bundy to take care of their children—but that's exactly what happened in the summer of 1975. Bundy would sometimes take two young boys to a local pool or the drive-in. Years later, one of those boys reflects on incidents that may have hinted at Bundy's dark and secretive world.
Serial killer Ted Bundy had a chameleon-like ability to deftly change appearances—whether physically or with the help of costumes and props—which helps explain why the vicious killer was able to evade police for so long.
For Jeffrey Dahmer, it was watching certain movies. Dennis Rader, known as the BTK Killer, set the mood by pretending he was a spy. Ted Bundy liked drinking alcohol before some of his slayings. Not every serial killer has a signature routine, but some of them do engage in some sort of ritual or preparation before a killing.
Tricia Griffith, who runs the web forum Websleuths, talks to A&E Real Crime about her close encounter with Ted Bundy, how the online community dug into the Casey Anthony case and why she believes police should let amateur sleuths help in investigations.