Running head: INVESTIGATION AND EFFECTS THE TED BUNDY

Investigation and effects the Ted Bundy
Donald Anderson
South Unive...
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Investigation and effects the Ted Bundy
The investigation, the investigators, ...
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investigation the investigators were able to find eye witnesses that gave them...
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discovered a face mask at the end of the bed; they were able to process the sc...
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years with only a delay of three years, the man Ted Bundy that screamed out hi...
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without the computer databases they had from a scale 1-10, I give them a five....
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What are the investigative tools available today that could have helped?
Ted B...
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messages toward Ted, they were cheering on the execution and when announcement...
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References
Fox, J. (2011). Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murd...
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References
Fox, J. (2011). Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murd...
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  1. 1. Running head: INVESTIGATION AND EFFECTS THE TED BUNDY Investigation and effects the Ted Bundy Donald Anderson South University Online Serial Killers and Mass Murderers CRJ3024 Lori Ronan-Khessali October 22, 2013 1
  2. 2. INVESTIGATION AND EFFECTS THE TED BUNDY 2 Investigation and effects the Ted Bundy The investigation, the investigators, interaction between the killer and the police, killer captured. Ted Bundy was responsible for around 36, although it was never proven it was believed by authorities that they were numerous maybe even a hundred of women that he raped and murdered. Serial aggregated rapes and serial killings of numerous young women from 1969 through 1975 were he was charged with aggregated kidnapping and criminal assault in Utah. In December of 1977 he escaped from Garfield field county jail in December 30th 1977 and fleeing to Florida committed several other kidnappings and serial murders before being apprehended in Florida in 1978. His killing spree spanned across seven states, Washington, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, Florida and California before being apprehended. When Captured in Utah in 1975 and escaping in 1977, In Washington, , Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, California beginning in 1974 he begin targeting college campuses for women that He looked for young women, slender with dark hair parted in the middle that reminded him of his ex-girl friend Stephanie Brooks that he wanted to marry, but broke his heart in college. He few years later tricked her into falling back in love with him and then he turned the tables and broke her heart. He was dating another girl at the time named Elizabeth, neither woman knew that he was dating them at the same time. He would enter parks, college campuses on above six states and pretend to be injured supporting a his arm in a sling with a cast on it or a cast on one of his legs, pretending to need help with carrying books, or helping with such things as a securing a surf board to his Volkswagen beetle. Several women begin to become missing. The missing women begin turning up in a mountain area of a state park, however they were only a few parts of the human remains that could only be discovered. During the
  3. 3. INVESTIGATION AND EFFECTS THE TED BUNDY 3 investigation the investigators were able to find eye witnesses that gave them the name Ted and were able to give a composite sketch. Ted Bundy was ruled out as a suspect at first due to his good standing with his peers and did not fit the profile of the person that they thought could be doing such horrible acts. They were unable to uncover any physical evidence such as fingerprints, semen, blood at the first six state. Upon having the human remains analysis it showed that he would beat his victim in the head with a tire iron. He was apprehended on night while an officer was performing a traffic stop and discovered passenger side seat missing in Ted’s Volkswagen, The state troopers by than had pulled in to back up the patrol officer. They ask permission to search Ted’s vehicle and he said yes. They found his torture kit and the officers realized that this was the individual that they were looking for that had pretended to be a cop and Kimberly Cornell was able to escape with a pair of handcuffs still attached to one of her wrist. The patrolmen and the state police discovered a similar pair of handcuffs same brand and all inside Ted’s torture bag they also found face mask made out of panty hose, rope. In 1975 were he was charged with aggregated kidnapping and criminal assault in Utah. In December of 1977 he escaped he fled to Florida he became a disorganized, power/control and highway spree killer. He left strong physical evidence behind that was in plain sight in crime scenes in the state of Florida. Ted Bundy on January 14th 1978 went to the Chi Omega House broke inside, than murdered two and injured two in their sleep. He was seen exiting the sorority house by Nita Neary a resident of the Chi Omega House notified the police. Ted than not even a mile away entered another woman’s apartment, neighbors heard Cheryl moaning and heard what they thought was a struggle and called the police. They arrived so fast from being a mile away at the sorority house that they found Cheryl still alive. The police
  4. 4. INVESTIGATION AND EFFECTS THE TED BUNDY 4 discovered a face mask at the end of the bed; they were able to process the scene fast and were found blood, sperm and fingerprints. However the investigators in Florida had never heard of Ted Bundy, so they had an unknown killer. On February 9th 1978, Ted kidnapped, raped and strangled a 12 year old girl named Kimberly Leach. Eyewitness accounts saw her walking through the school parking lot with a man then get into a white van and drive off. Days prior to Kimberly’s kidnapping a lake city Florida Detective James Parmenter’s was given a description and tag number of a white van and a man fitting the description of the one that was seen leaving with Kimberly Leach, by son and daughter. Detective Parmenter took his kids down to the station and had them look at mug shots, where they identified from the FBI’s most wanted list Ted Bundy. Ted had already moved on into Pensacola Florida, he had abandoned the van and stole an orange Volkswagen. On February 15th 1978 around 10pm Officer David Lee spotted a suspicious vehicle, after running the tag number came back stolen. Officer Lee proceeded to perform a traffic stop. After a failed attempt to elude Officer Lee, Ted Bundy’s reign of terror had came to an end. Officer Lee had captured Ted Bundy and with all the physical evidence, such as blood, hair, fingerprint, semen and a match of the blood type of the 12 yr old victim found inside the stolen van, along with a fiber matching Ted’s clothes also found in the van. On February 7th 1980, Ted Bundy was sentenced to death by electricity in a Florida court room. During in which while cross examining state witness Carol Ann Boone they exchanged vows and under Florida State Law if vows are exchanged between two individuals while under oath than it’s a verbal bidding of marriage, therefore Before Ted received his third death sentence in the State of Florida, he got married in the court room. Ted Bundy appealed his death sentences for several
  5. 5. INVESTIGATION AND EFFECTS THE TED BUNDY 5 years with only a delay of three years, the man Ted Bundy that screamed out his innocence in front and announce he would not plea for mercy or crimes he did not commit, however he did fight for mercy right up to even hours before his execution in an attempt to bargain a few more months, he admitted to other homicides that had occurred in Washington, Utah and Oregon that had not been solved nor the bodies ever found. The Governor of Florida denied Ted’s offer and at 7am of January 24, 1979 Ted Bundy was put to death by the electric chair. Did the police involve the community in their efforts to find the killer? Yes, they found and interviewed numerous eyewitnesses from seven different states, Washington, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, Florida and California that was able to provide them with a name of Ted, a composite sketch and his methods of luring his victims into situations allowing him to kidnap, rape, torture and murder them. They put Ted Bundy on the FBI’s 10 most wanted list that they put out mug shots in hopes to gather clues to his whereabouts. In Florida, two children belonging to a Lake City Detective identified their kidnapper and murder by looking at mug shots. How would you evaluate the level of cooperation or communication between investigators and the community? Were the police able to warn potential victims? The Ted Bundy case was the first known of its kind, that a serial killer was traveling state to state targeting women and even a child, kidnapping, rape and torturing them. They had no known suspects and Ted Bundy didn’t at the time fit the type of person that they thought would do such a thing. However for that generation period
  6. 6. INVESTIGATION AND EFFECTS THE TED BUNDY 6 without the computer databases they had from a scale 1-10, I give them a five. The first six states that Ted invaded were in the west. Washington, Utah, Colorado, Oregon, Idaho, California, although Ted’s reign of terror carried on for a while before being apprehended for the first time, above said states was able to compile the eyewitness reports and to be able to realize that they had a highway style serial killer they did a good job. The first time that Ted was incarcerated before his escape, the patrolmen that stopped the Ted’s original Volkswagen and found his torture kit, the officer knew that he had found the notorious highway serial killer that was responsible for the missing women, that took good communications between the local, state and federal agencies, due to the reason that he was discovered to be the suspect in Florida was due to the FBI putting him on the ten most wanted list. Due to that mug shot he was identified by the detective’s children to be the driver of the van and to have kidnapped and killed the 12 year old girl. In the first six states that felt Ted’s reign of terror the police were able to warn individuals of Ted’s tactics to trick women thus allowing him to kidnap and murder his victims and a composite sketch to allow them to know what the guy looked like. However no one in Florida including the law enforcement agency, when they had physical evidence they had no idea that such a human being existed named Ted Bundy. Although it is the departments job to have department meetings and share information between shifts and review the FBI’s most wanted list and if such a thing had been done then perhaps after the Chi Omega House and then in the same night he attacked Cheryl in her apartment, they would have had and knew of Ted Bundy , thus having a suspect. The media didn’t jump on the Ted Bundy story and allowing it to be televised all over America.
  7. 7. INVESTIGATION AND EFFECTS THE TED BUNDY 7 What are the investigative tools available today that could have helped? Ted Bundy case was before the VICAP and CODIS databases. They were able to match blood types for example they could only tell whether it was o, ab, a , b types. Unlike today with the scientific advances they are able to match the DNA of the blood back to the source of the blood. HITS,CODIS and VICAP databases would have worked if the agencies would enter the required information to keep the databases updated. Upon arresting individuals today they are fingerprinted with a computerized machine that allows there fingerprints to be in a database and when the officers in Florida found the fingerprints at Cheryl apartment, upon successfully lifting the print then the forensic lab would have pulled up Ted Bundy since he had prior arrest his fingerprints would be in the system and although they may have not heard of Ted Bundy the fingerprinting computerized database would have let them know. The above said databases would have been ideal and where created after Ted Bundy due to his style of going through several different states raping, torturing and killing women and a child of 12 years old. The effects Ted Bundy had on the communities of the seven states. The communities in all seven states where in an up roar those women were missing and partial human remains were being found that some could not be identified for several years. Some communities elected new Mayors and Sheriffs as a result for the killings, rapes and torture of young female victims. At 7am on January 24, 1989, people were gathered in crowds outside the Florida State Prison, with signs reading hate
  8. 8. INVESTIGATION AND EFFECTS THE TED BUNDY 8 messages toward Ted, they were cheering on the execution and when announcement that Ted Bundy was dead they cheered with joy. Typology adjustments Yes, after more research I have adjusted my typology of Ted Bundy. Before being apprehended for the first time Ted Bundy was organized, power/control and highway serial killer, however after his escape from the Garfield field county jail in December 30th 1977 and fleeing to Florida he became a disorganized, power/control and highway spree killer. Last, did this case have any impact on law, policing, the criminal justice system, etc.? Database computer base systems such as HITS, CODIS, ViCAP were created after Ted Bundy’s state to state killing spree that allows for communication through computer databases with all local, state and federal agencies. The Hits data system stands for the Homicide Investigation Tracking System is the community protection act of 1990, after such cases of Ted Bundy and Green River Killer. The CODIS is used for help investigation leads where DNA evidence is at the scene of the crime. ViCAP stands for the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program.
  9. 9. INVESTIGATION AND EFFECTS THE TED BUNDY 9 References Fox, J. (2011). Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder (2nd ed). SAGE Publications, Inc. Retrieved on September 20, 2013 from http://digitalbookshelf.southuniversity.edu/books/9781452242460/S1.2/5 The fbi records: The vault. (n.d.). Retrieved on October 7, 2013 from http://vault.fbi.gov/Ted Bundy Montaldo, C. (n.d.). serial killer ted bundy. Retrieved on October 7, 2013 from http://crime.about.com/od/serial/p/tedbundy.htm
  10. 10. INVESTIGATION AND EFFECTS THE TED BUNDY 9 References Fox, J. (2011). Extreme Killing: Understanding Serial and Mass Murder (2nd ed). SAGE Publications, Inc. Retrieved on September 20, 2013 from http://digitalbookshelf.southuniversity.edu/books/9781452242460/S1.2/5 The fbi records: The vault. (n.d.). Retrieved on October 7, 2013 from http://vault.fbi.gov/Ted Bundy Montaldo, C. (n.d.). serial killer ted bundy. Retrieved on October 7, 2013 from http://crime.about.com/od/serial/p/tedbundy.htm

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