Ted Bundy

FBI wanted poster for Ted Bundy (The Pensacola News, via Newspapers.com)

FBI wanted poster for Ted Bundy (The Pensacola News, via Newspapers.com)

Theodore “Ted” Bundy (November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was one of America’s most notorious serial killers, known for his charming facade and good looks. Bundy was responsible for the murders, abductions, and rapes of numerous young women during the 1970s across multiple states. The true number of murders Bundy committed is unknown, but he eventually admitted to at least 30 and was convicted of 3. He was executed by electric chair in 1989.

Learn more about Ted Bundy through historical newspapers from our archives. Explore newspaper articles, headlines, images, and other primary sources below.


Articles and Clippings about Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy works as political aide in Washington stateTed Bundy works as political aide in Washington state Thu, Aug 30, 1973 – 18 · The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California) · Newspapers.comReport of missing person Donna Gail MansonReport of missing person Donna Gail Manson Sat, Mar 30, 1974 – Page 12 · The Daily Chronicle (Centralia, Washington) · Newspapers.comParents of Susan Rancourt ask for help in finding herParents of Susan Rancourt ask for help in finding her Tue, Apr 30, 1974 – Page 4 · The Daily Chronicle (Centralia, Washington) · Newspapers.comReward offered for information on missing Roberta Reward offered for information on missing Roberta "Kathy" Parks Tue, May 14, 1974 – Page 7 · Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon) · Newspapers.comGeorgann Hawkins is still missing a week after her disappearanceGeorgann Hawkins is still missing a week after her disappearance Wed, Jun 19, 1974 – Page 21 · Statesman Journal (Salem, Oregon) · Newspapers.com"Similarities Shown: Are Coed Disappearances Linked?" Fri, Jul 5, 1974 – Page 8 · The Daily Chronicle (Centralia, Washington) · Newspapers.comJanice Ott and Denise Naslund go missing from Lake Sammamish State ParkJanice Ott and Denise Naslund go missing from Lake Sammamish State Park Wed, Jul 24, 1974 – Page 88 · Lubbock Avalanche-Journal (Lubbock, Texas) · Newspapers.comBrenda Carol Ball is reported missing; police are skeptical of a link with other missing womenBrenda Carol Ball is reported missing; police are skeptical of a link with other missing women Wed, Aug 7, 1974 – Page 13 · The Daily Chronicle (Centralia, Washington) · Newspapers.com"'Ted' May Be Key to Mysterious Disappearances" Tue, Aug 27, 1974 – 6 · The Capital Journal (Salem, Oregon) · Newspapers.comRemains of Janice Anne Ott and Denise Naslund are found near Lake Sammamish State ParkRemains of Janice Anne Ott and Denise Naslund are found near Lake Sammamish State Park Wed, Sep 11, 1974 – Page 1 · The Daily Chronicle (Centralia, Washington) · Newspapers.com"Melissa Smith still missing; police seek help in search" Thu, Oct 24, 1974 – 1 · The Jordan Valley Sentinel (Midvale, Utah) · Newspapers.comAir and ground search turns up no traces of Debra KentAir and ground search turns up no traces of Debra Kent Mon, Nov 11, 1974 – 2 · The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) · Newspapers.comRemains identified as missing girl Laura Ann AimeRemains identified as missing girl Laura Ann Aime Fri, Nov 29, 1974 – 1 · The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) · Newspapers.com"Fear grips young women" after murders of Melissa Smith and Laura Aime Tue, Dec 3, 1974 – Page 8 · The Ogden Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah) · Newspapers.comBody of Caryn Campbell found and identifiedBody of Caryn Campbell found and identified Wed, Feb 19, 1975 – 22 · The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colorado) · Newspapers.comLynette Culver goes missing from Pocatello, IdahoLynette Culver goes missing from Pocatello, Idaho Mon, May 12, 1975 – Page 9 · Idaho State Journal (Pocatello, Idaho) · Newspapers.comPolice look for missing woman Denise OliversonPolice look for missing woman Denise Oliverson Tue, Jun 24, 1975 – 13 · The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colorado) · Newspapers.comPolice ask for help locating missing Susan CurtisPolice ask for help locating missing Susan Curtis Fri, Jul 4, 1975 – 2 · The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) · Newspapers.comTed Bundy arrested and charged for kidnapping of Carol DaRonchTed Bundy arrested and charged for kidnapping of Carol DaRonch Fri, Oct 3, 1975 – 10 · The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) · Newspapers.comTed Bundy's mother believes charges against her son are a Ted Bundy's mother believes charges against her son are a "mistake" Sun, Oct 12, 1975 – Page 16 · The Ogden Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah) · Newspapers.comTed Bundy is prime suspect in abductions of Caryn Campbell, Julie Cunningham, and Denise OliversonTed Bundy is prime suspect in abductions of Caryn Campbell, Julie Cunningham, and Denise Oliverson Fri, Oct 31, 1975 – Page 16 · Greeley Daily Tribune (Greeley, Colorado) · Newspapers.comTed Bundy found guilty of kidnapping Carol DaRonchTed Bundy found guilty of kidnapping Carol DaRonch Tue, Mar 2, 1976 – 12 · The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) · Newspapers.comTed Bundy pleads innocent in murder of Caryn CampbellTed Bundy pleads innocent in murder of Caryn Campbell Tue, May 24, 1977 – 24 · The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) · Newspapers.comTed Bundy escapes while in custody from the Pitkin County CourthouseTed Bundy escapes while in custody from the Pitkin County Courthouse Tue, Jun 7, 1977 – 1 · The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colorado) · Newspapers.comTed Bundy is recaptured after his escape in ColoradoTed Bundy is recaptured after his escape in Colorado Mon, Jun 13, 1977 – 1 · The Daily Sentinel (Grand Junction, Colorado) · Newspapers.comTed Bundy escapes from Garfield County JailTed Bundy escapes from Garfield County Jail Sun, Jan 1, 1978 – Page 1 · Fort Collins Coloradoan (Fort Collins, Colorado) · Newspapers.comMargaret Bowman & Lisa Levy murdered; Karen Chandler, Kathy Kleiner & Cheryl Thomas attackedMargaret Bowman & Lisa Levy murdered; Karen Chandler, Kathy Kleiner & Cheryl Thomas attacked Mon, Jan 16, 1978 – 1 · Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Florida) · Newspapers.comSpotlight on the victims of Ted Bundy's January 15, 1978, attackSpotlight on the victims of Ted Bundy's January 15, 1978, attack Mon, Jan 16, 1978 – 3 · Tallahassee Democrat (Tallahassee, Florida) · Newspapers.comTed Bundy arrested in Florida but refuses to reveal nameTed Bundy arrested in Florida but refuses to reveal name Thu, Feb 16, 1978 – 1 · The Pensacola News (Pensacola, Florida) · Newspapers.comTed Bundy Ted Bundy "Wanted by the FBI": description and criminal record Fri, Feb 17, 1978 – 2 · The Pensacola News (Pensacola, Florida) · Newspapers.comBundy's arrest raises fears for fate of missing Kimberly LeachBundy's arrest raises fears for fate of missing Kimberly Leach Wed, Feb 22, 1978 – 32 · The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, Florida) · Newspapers.comTed Bundy found guilty of Florida State University murdersTed Bundy found guilty of Florida State University murders Wed, Jul 25, 1979 – 1 · Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Florida) · Newspapers.com"A Tale of Terror, a Trail of Death": feature article on Ted Bundy's crimes Tue, Aug 28, 1979 – 24 · Des Moines Tribune (Des Moines, Iowa) · Newspapers.comBundy gets death penalty for murder of Kimberly Leach; marries Carole Boone in courtroomBundy gets death penalty for murder of Kimberly Leach; marries Carole Boone in courtroom Sun, Feb 10, 1980 – Page 1 · The Orlando Sentinel (Orlando, Florida) · Newspapers.comTed Bundy gives pre-execution interviewTed Bundy gives pre-execution interview Wed, Jan 25, 1989 – 7 · Chippewa Herald-Telegram (Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin) · Newspapers.comTed Bundy executed by electric chair in FloridaTed Bundy executed by electric chair in Florida Wed, Jan 25, 1989 – 1 · Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Florida) · Newspapers.comLetters to the editor expressing opinions about Ted Bundy's executionLetters to the editor expressing opinions about Ted Bundy's execution Wed, Feb 1, 1989 – 17 · Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Florida) · Newspapers.com
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