The Diagnostic Evaluation, 1976

While awaiting a sentencing decision after his conviction in the Carol DaRonch kidnapping trial on March 1, 1976, Ted Bundy underwent psychiatric evaluation at the Utah State Prison. The judge, Stewart Hansen Jr., was confused as to why such an upstanding young man would have committed such a violent act. Several psychologists interviewed him in … Continue reading The Diagnostic Evaluation, 1976

A Letter from Carole Ann Boone, 1977

A letter of love and encouragement from Ted's 'girlfriend' and eventual wife, Carole Ann Boone, sent at some point in late 1977 prior to his second escape. Carole seems to be pleading with Ted not to attempt an escape as a "solution" to captivity. This letter was found in Bundy's jail cell in Garfield Springs, … Continue reading A Letter from Carole Ann Boone, 1977

The Presentence Investigation Report, 1976

STATE OF UTAHADULT PROBATION AND PAROLE2525 SOUTH MAIN SUITE #6SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH 84115 PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT JUDGE Steward M. Hanson, Jr. Third District Court Salt Lake City, Utah Donald M. Hull, Investigator Ted Bundy's first prison booking photo, March 24, 1976 and record card. Courtesy Utah Dept. of Corrections NAME: BUNDY, Theodore RobertADDRESS; 413 … Continue reading The Presentence Investigation Report, 1976

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

Boise Idaho 1975

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 The Idaho Confession, 1989

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

Photos: Ted Bundy at the Utah State Prison, 1976

In late June 2019, I was perusing the finding aids at the Utah State Archives for Bundy research potential when I noticed a series titled Utah Department of Corrections, Inmate Services Prison Commitment Registers, series no. 80388. The records series included prison records and mugshots(!). My excitement at this potential discovery was quickly dashed however, … Continue reading Photos: Ted Bundy at the Utah State Prison, 1976