Maria Everson Zaborsky Infamous Crime Cases An infamous case that was solved by forensic evidence was the Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy case. He was an American serial killer, rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile. He assaulted many women and girls killing between 30-40 people throughout seven different states, which Ted Bundy confessed to. He also cut the head of 12 victims off and kept the head in his house as a memory to always have, he would also kill women and later return to the crime scene to have intercourse with the body until it began to rot or was destructed by wild animals. In 1975 Ted was arrested in Utah but was released due to the little evidence, Two years later was convicted of kidnapping and escaped.
Rader later detailed that he derived a sexual pleasure from committing the murders. Rader was driven by a desire for fame. Thru out his murdering spree he would taunt police, writing letters to the investigating departments, newspapers and television stations detailing his crimes. With his last murder occurring in 1985, Rader
Bundy was a necrophiliac who admitted to beheading 12 of his victims. Biographer Ann Rule described him as "a sadistic sociopath who took pleasure from another human's pain and the control he had over his victims, to the point of death, and even after". On June 7, 1977, after being convicted for his crimes Bundy escaped jail and was on the FBI’s top ten most wanted fugitives. He was later found and put back on death row where he admitted to his crimes and took full responsibility for his crimes. Ted Bundy was executed on January 24, 1989 in
“The girl is not surprised to later learn that her father has recaptured and killed the mare” (Korb). As we can see we have a similarity between both characters, the misfit and the father commit murders. In a typical story the reader is always going to be given a climax. In “A Good Man is Hard to Find” the climax of the story is of course at the end, when the Misfit
There was a factual incident that occurred around the 1980s that could have been considered a real life version of The Most Dangerous Game. Robert Hansen abducted over thirty women and murdered seventeen in Alaska then releasing them into a nearby valley to hunt them down. This real life situation was very similar to the way General Zaroff behaved in the story. Although the setting and circumstances that Hansen used to hunt his victims were different, the fear and cruelty that they endured was similar. After being caught he tried to blame the woman for what he had done before admitting to each murder.
Ted Bundy would rape strangle and beat young women and girls. Bundy would fake injury to get his victims inside his car and beat them to death sleeping with their dead corpses. There was no suspects because during his murders which occurred before dna profiling he had mastered the art of leaving minimal evidence behind. There was a number of pieces of evidence that led to Ted Bundys conviction. After police found Cheryl a victim of Bundy found badly beaten and raped they were able to obtain a blood type from the assailant, sperm samples and fingerprint smudges.
Charlie Manson made people believe murdering was right. Manson led what became to be known as “the Family” whom he manipulated into brutality killing others on his behalf. To the world Manson had become an icon of evil. Many times after a murder, Charles Manson and “the family” would write blood on the walls and killed his victims in a brutal way. In a trial Susan Atkins (a member of “the family”) responded to the judge by saying, "Better lock your doors and watch your own kids"(4).
Children witnessed disfigured corpses in the streets and heard terrible tales of people consuming, buying, and selling human flesh on the street. He was raised by his mother, while his father served in the army during WWII. While in the army, his father was captured as a prisoner of war (POW). It was said that his dad was a coward and deliberately got caught and killed. This may have been a ploy to escape Stalin’s harsh rule or to escape the responsibilities of fatherhood.
Jack the Ripper is so famous for his murders because of how gruesome they were. It was like he knew the women personally and despised them. All the murders happened within one year of each other. Usually a serial killer will kill up until he is either caught, or he/she commits suicide. So was he caught, or did he murder his self?
The detectives find clues at each scene that relates to the others. They then are lead to believe they are chasing a serial killer. The first scene they find a man who was forced to feed himself to death. They found that the man’s stomach had burst from over eating. They next crime scene they find a rich attorney murdered by bloodletting or draining of his blood.