A Killer Among Us. The Story of Ted Bundy – America’s Most Infamous Serial Killer

Life of Ted Bundy as a Child


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Ted Bundy was born to a single mother, named Eleanor Louise Cowell, and an unknown father. Ted’s real name was Theodore Robert Cowell. To avoid a scandal, Ted’s grandparents adopted and raised him, telling young Ted that his grandparents were his parents and his mother was his sister.

Annoyed by the regular beating by the abusive grandfather, Ted and his mother ran away to live in Tacoma, Washington when Ted was five years old. There, Eleanor married hospital cook Johnnie Bundy, who formally adopted Ted and gave him his last name. As a child, Ted led an ordinary life with dark fantasies flowing underneath it.

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