Ted Bundy Biography

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“He was really friendly, very polite at all times, very sincere, easy to talk to. He had a nice smile.” That was how Janice Graham described the man who tried to coax her into helping him get his sailboat on top of his car. She was ready to help the man until he mentioned that the sailboat was at his parents’ house “just up the hill.” Lucky for Janice, she hesitated and then changed her mind. That would prove to be the smartest decision of her life. The man was Ted Bundy. Ted Bundy was born on November 24, 1946 to 19-year-old Louise Cowell in a home for unwed mothers in Burlington, VT. In 1950, Ted’s mother took him across America where she met and wed hospital cook Johnnie Bundy. Johnny adopted Ted as his own and then he and Ted’s…show more content…
He became a Boy Scout, had a paper route, and went door-to-door cutting grass to earn pocket money. He got good grades in school and became a high school athlete. After high school, he attended University of Washington. With his good looks, he never had trouble finding dates. So what happened? In hindsight, it is clear that there were signs from childhood that Ted was not as “normal” as he appeared. From early childhood, there were reports of his explosive temper. Later, girlfriends recalled him as a sadistic lover who acted out sado-masochistic fantasies in bed. There is even a report that at only three-years-old, Ted lifted the blankets on his 15-year-old aunt’s bed and was placing butcher knives next to her body. When she awoke, Ted was just standing there grinning. When she told her mother about the incident, it was dismissed. If there is such a thing as an “average” serial killer, Bundy was not it. He was handsome, charming, witty and well-educated. He seemed ideal. He had everything going for him. No one knows what drove him to commit the 20-30 murders to which he confessed or the 100-plus with which some investigators credit

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