Ted Bundy ate hamburgers while watching news of his murders on TV, reveals ex-girlfriend
After four decades of silence, an ex-girlfriend of the killer has finally spoken out about what it was like to date a man who killed 30 women between 1974 and 1978
Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy got his fame for being the murderer that nobody expected. Many experts believe that it was his ability to blend in with people and appear ordinary and trustworthy that helped him get away with the killings for the duration that he did.
After four decades of keeping their relationship a secret, an ex-girlfriend of the killer has finally spoken out about what it was like to date a man who killed 30 women or even more between 1974 and 1978.
The woman, who wished to remain anonymous and is now 71-years-old, told Daily Mail that she met Bundy when she had just started out as a law student in Salt Lake City.
Even though the killer did not share too much with her, she said that they would spend evenings together eating dinner and watching all the news reports about the missing girls and women he had killed, even though she didn't know it at the time.
The woman said: "We didn't go out because we didn't have a lot of money but he would make a nice hamburger and we would sit in his kitchen with a little TV on the table. He would like to make hamburgers and we would listen to the news about all of the girls that were being murdered and disappeared."
According to the woman, Bundy would show little or no emotion when he heard the horrifying stories. She once told Bundy that she wouldn't let any man touch her if he approached, to which he allegedly replied: "You don't have to worry about that." She said: "I did think about that later."
The woman also spoke of how the seats in the serial killer's car would rock forward every time the vehicle stopped. It was revealed later in the investigations into the murders that Bundy had removed the front seat of his VW Beetle in order to hide his victims' bodies. She added: "What was interesting to me was that I never saw any blood."
The woman also recounted a time that she thinks she came close to being one of Bundy's victims. She said that he was very proud of his set of knives and she woke up one night to find him in the kitchen. The woman said: "I said: 'Ted, where are you? What are you doing?' And he was through in the kitchen and he said, 'Oh just looking at my knives'." She only found out later that knives were his weapon of choice. She said: "I thought about that later and I thought, 'Wow, I just escaped being killed. Except that he knew better than to do it in his own apartment'."
Bundy kidnapped and killed one of his many victims on Halloween and then visited his ex-girlfriend that same night. The woman said: "He came to my apartment when I was asleep because my door was partially opened because the rug was preventing it from closing. I was in bed and he came in and said, 'I want to tell you that your door is opened and unlocked.' He woke me up. And I said, 'Oh thanks Ted,' you know. He did a good deed and he also killed someone that night and I didn't notice a thing."
The woman also said that she never knew about any of her serial killer boyfriend's killings until it came on the news. She said that the man she was with was "neat" and "pleasant to be around".
Only when the allegations came out and Bundy was arrested that it hit her that the stories had been true all along. She said: "He played the part really well. He could hide in plain sight in any room. And these little innocent girls have no chance, no chance at all."
Bundy took his final victim in February 1978 - 12-year-old Kimberly Leach. His ex-girlfriend finally admitted on February 7: "I am opposed to the death penalty but I remember when I woke one morning to hear that Ted Bundy was in Florida and was facing the death penalty and that they had finally made the decision to kill him I was glad. I had never said that about the death penalty before. But Ted was such a menace to society and he could hide it. It was a relief to know that he was no longer on this earth."