Published On: Wed, May 22nd, 2019

Ted Bundy: How serial killer used ‘connection with law enforcement’ to EXPLOIT information | World | News

Ted Bundy was a convicted American serial killer who targeted and attacked numerous young women in the Seventies and possibly earlier. After more than a decade of denials, in January 1989, he confessed to 30 murders committed between 1974 and 1978, but many believe the actual number is closer to 100. Bundy was executed by electric chair at Florida State Prison just days after his confession – but the true extent of his crimes is still unknown. 

However, what some do not know, is how the wicked murderer managed to manipulate a local police department in order to exploit information and become a better criminal.

Before his execution, journalist Stephen Michaud managed to record more than 100 hours of interviews with Bundy on death row, gaining an insight into his mind and life.

Consequently “Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes” was put together and screened on Netflix in January this year.

During the tapes, Bundy detailed how he worked as the Assistant Director of the Seattle Crime Prevention Advisory, where he produced a pamphlet for women on rape prevention.

He said: “The record-keeping operation of the King County police agencies was just horrendous. 

“I had this connection with law enforcement there, I had worked for the Seattle Crime Commission.

“I did some work on these crimes against women, particularly rape.

“So I studied them and gave some suggestions on how they can prevent rape.”

However, Mr Michaud claims this job actually allowed Bundy to spot holes in the system to be exploited.

He said: “A year or so before women started disappearing, Ted had a brief job working for the Seattle Crime Commission. 

“It gave him access to a lot of crime statistics. 

“He saw what the police did and what the police did not do.

“He saw all sorts of places where somebody who was smart enough could take advantage of.”

It comes after Mr Michaud detailed a clue that gave away Bundy as a serial killer, too.

He chillingly recalled how Bundy’s pupils would dilate when he recalled these stories, suggesting he was excited.

He continued: ’When he really went going [talking about a murder], his eyes went absolutely black.

“He had very blue eyes, but they would go black [when recalling it].

“Killing them [the girls] would become a way of him destroying the entity.

“The act of killing became the end in itself [of the overwhelming feeling].”

Earlier this month, new film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” premiered on Sky Cinema in the UK and Netflix in the US, in addition to airing at cinemas. 

Directed by the Joe Berlinger – the same man behind the “Confession Tapes” – the film stars Zac Efron and is told from the perspective of Bundy’s former girlfriend – Elizabeth Kloepfer.

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