Ted Bundy quickly became a terrifying household name in the 1970s when he was found guilty of horrifically murdering 30+ young women. He was the type of man that didn’t quite fit the stereotypical serial killer look. To many, he was a strikingly handsome man with charm and charisma that he twisted to lure in his victims.
The way he would go about luring in the women was often by approaching them in a public area and telling a tale of some sort of problem, disability, or injury in hopes of playing on their sympathy. Other times, he would try to come off as a high, dignitary that they were merely lucky enough to spend some time with.
One biographer, Ann Rule, described him as “a sadistic sociopath who took pleasure from another human’s pain and the control he had over his victims, to the point of death, and even after.” Bundy was eventually killed by the electric chair in 1975.
One person in the life of Ted Bundy that remained, and still remains, extremely off-the-radar is his ex-wife, Carole Ann Boone. It’s quite easy to see why she would opt to keep her name, face, and personal life out of the spotlight after her deranged and dangerous ex-husband brought fear into every young woman across America.
One does often wonder, though, just how they met and how she refrained from becoming another one of his victims. One source states that the two originally met while working at the Washington State Department of Emergency Services.
“I liked Ted immediately. We hit it off well. He struck me as being a rather shy person with a lot more going on under the surface than what was on the surface. He certainly was more dignified and restrained than the more certifiable types around the office. He would participate in the silliness partway,” Boone told in a book.
His charm and alluring personality jaded her for some time, and she felt a magnetic drawing to him even after he had dabbled in breaking the law in the early stages of their marriage.
Now, years after his execution, more news has become uncovered with the revolutionary in-depth Netflix documentary, Conversations With A Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes. While Boone has yet to come out of seclusion - for good reason - we are told we can get a better glimpse into their relationship and how she truly felt being tied to this horrifying, crime-obsessed man.
One can only imagine the fear, guilt, and torment she faces even all these years later. Our hope is that she has been able to find her feet again and learn to lead a new, quiet life without the looming shadow that covered her for so many years of her life.