Ted Bundy’s Newly Found DNA Could Help Solve Cold Cases

August 6, 2011

Ted Bundy Mug Shot - 1980

Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, known for his charm and good looks, confessed to more than 30 murders before he was sent to Florida’s electric chair in 1989, but experts have always believed there were more. The true toll of Bundy’s killing sprees is likely never to be known precisely, but more than two decades after his execution in Florida, a vial of Ted Bundy’s blood has been found in Florida and investigators will use the newly discovered evidence to try to solve cases that went cold decades ago. Having Bundy’s DNA in the national CODIS database could shed light on other unsolved cases in at least six states (Oregon, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Washington and Florida between 1974 and 1978), including Washington, where he preyed on young women and girls and confessed to killing 11 women. Bundy, is suspected to be responsible in the abduction of 8-year-old Ann Marie Burr who disappeared from her North End Tacoma home in 1961, and there is the possibility she was the first of his dozens of murder victims.


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