Petition: Release Bundy’s Utah Prison Records

Last summer I requested access to the Utah Department of Corrections' records regarding Ted Bundy’s 1976 escape attempt from the Utah State Prison, any incident reports, and correctional officers’ logs regarding Bundy specifically. I received the mugshots seen in a previous post, but was denied any other records. The Department cited "a clearly unwarranted invasion … Continue reading Petition: Release Bundy’s Utah Prison Records

Trial Transcript: Margerith Maughan, 1976

Margerith Maughan, 1965 This is the witness testimony of Margerith (who went by "Margith") Maughan, Ted Bundy's downstairs neighbor at 565 1st Avenue and a previous girlfriend. The daughter of a Utah Supreme Court justice, she testified for the prosecution in the Carol DaRonch kidnapping trial on Tuesday, February 24, 1976. DIRECT EXAMINATION BY MR. … Continue reading Trial Transcript: Margerith Maughan, 1976

Trial Transcript: Carol DaRonch, Part II, 1976

This is part two of surviving victim Carol DaRonch's witness testimony in the Third District Court in Salt Lake City, February 23, 1976. David Yocom was the Assistant Salt Lake County Attorney representing the State of Utah, and attorney John O'Connell defended Ted Bundy. Carol DaRonch circa 1976 (left). John O'Connell, circa 1975 (right).Photos courtesy … Continue reading Trial Transcript: Carol DaRonch, Part II, 1976

Trial Transcript: Carol DaRonch, Part I, 1976

This is an excerpt from the transcript of Case No. 28629, The State of Utah vs. Theodore Robert Bundy. This post consists of Carol DaRonch's testimony under direct examination by Deputy County Attorney David Yocom on Monday February 23, 1976. John O'Connell represented Ted Bundy. Carol DaRonch, circa 1970s. Photo courtesy Netflix. Q. Will you … Continue reading Trial Transcript: Carol DaRonch, Part I, 1976

Boise Idaho 1975

Files: The Idaho Confession, 1989

INTERROGATION OF TED BUNDY: PREFACE On January 18, 1989, I was contacted by Bob Keppel, Chief Investigator for the Washington Attorney General's Office, and informed that Ted Bundy was possibly going to provide information regarding murders committed in Idaho. On January 19 and 20, 1989, I had several telephone conversations with Diana Weiner, an attorney … Continue reading Files: The Idaho Confession, 1989

Files: The Utah Confession, 1989

This is my transcription of Ted Bundy's confession to Salt Lake City Sheriff's Detective Dennis Couch, dated January 22, 1989. I used this recording as my source for the audio. Utah victim names mentioned in this confession include Nancy Wilcox, Debra Kent, Melissa Smith, Carol DaRonch, Laura Aime, and Nancy Baird. I attempted to transcribe … Continue reading Files: The Utah Confession, 1989

Case File: Denise Lynn Oliverson, 1975

Excerpts from the Grand Junction Police Department's case file on Denise Lynn (Nicholson) Oliverson. Ted Bundy confessed to Denise's murder on the day of his execution in 1989. Her body has never been found. 196619671968 Special report dated 04-07-1975. I was sent to the area under the 5th St. viaduct to check on an abandoned … Continue reading Case File: Denise Lynn Oliverson, 1975

Photos: The Things He Left Behind, 1977

Bundy's cell after his escape. Photo courtesy Ross Dolan/Glenwood Springs Post-Independent via AP In the early morning hours of New Year's Eve, 1977, Ted Bundy escaped through a poorly welded light fixture opening in the ceiling of his cell at the Garfield County Jail, where he was being held during the Caryn Campbell murder trial. … Continue reading Photos: The Things He Left Behind, 1977