Serial Killers : A Serial Killer Essay

1001 Words Dec 1st, 2016 5 Pages
Crimes and criminals define not only places but certain time periods. Serial killers are usually the ones that individuals tend to remember the most. An individual is considered a serial killer when they murder three or more individuals during a period of time with a cooling off period between each crime (Frailing & Harper, 2016). The purpose of this paper is to discuss one of the most controversial and yet famous serial killers, Theodore Robert Bundy. Something interesting that attracts the attention of most towards him is the fact that he was an unexpected face for a serial killer. The fact that he was handsome, intelligent, integrated into his community and with a bright future ahead of him made him an unexpected suspect during the investigation.
Theodore Robert Bundy, best known as Ted Bundy, was born on November 24, 1946, to Louise Cowell. He was born in a home for unmarried women and raised by his grandparents as parents and his mother as a sister. Ted Bundy murdered beautiful young women during the 1970s and 1980s. He confessed to killing 36 females, but before his death, he hinted of killing more (Ramsland, 2013). According to the New York Times article posted on January 25, 1989, he would target campuses in the look for females that attracted his interest. Using his charm, good looks and usually faking an arm or leg injury he would attract his victims into approaching his car. He usually sexually assaulted, killed his victims by strangulation and…

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