NAME: Ted Bundy
SPAN OF KILLINGS: 1973 - 1978
NUMBER OF VICTIMS: 30 - 36 +
SENTENCE: Sentenced to death in 1989
DATE OF BIRTH: 24/11/1946
CURRENT STATUS: Executed by electrocution in 1989
MORE INFO: Bundy was regarded as handsome and charismatic by his young female victims, traits he exploited to win their trust. He typically approached them in public places, feigning injury or disability, or impersonating an authority figure, before overpowering and assaulting them at more secluded locations. He sometimes revisited his secondary crime scenes for hours at a time, grooming and performing sexual acts with the corpses until putrefaction and destruction by wild animals made further interaction impossible. He decapitated at least 12 of his victims, and kept some of the severed heads in his apartment for a period of time as mementos. On a few occasions, he simply broke into dwellings at night and bludgeoned his victims as they slept.