Bone-Chilling Facts Behind The Most Charming Serial Killer In American History

The First Kill Is Still Unknown

While his earliest officially documented murder was committed in 1974, Bundy has always told different stories about when he actually began killing. Bundy once said that his first attempt at kidnapping a woman was in 1969 but he failed and didn’t try again until 1971.

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Bundy later told a psychologist that he had killed two women in Atlantic City in 1969 but he never repeated that claim anywhere else. After his arrest, police tried to link Bundy to the abduction and murder of an 8-year-old girl in 1961. Bundy would have only been 14 at the time, but that was one murder that he always denied.