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

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

Much Ado About Replevin: The ‘Murder Kit’ Fiasco from an Archivist’s Perspective

The "murder kit" evidence photo, 1975. This is a direct scan of the original currently in the possession of the Bountiful Police Department. Recently TMZ broke the news that Zak Bagans, host of the of premium cable "reality" show Ghost Adventures, is in a "tug of war" over the Ted Bundy "murder kit," as well … Continue reading Much Ado About Replevin: The ‘Murder Kit’ Fiasco from an Archivist’s Perspective

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