New Photos Of Serial Killer Ted Bundy Found 40 Years Later

A local newspaper found the photos in its safe.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A local newspaper has discovered new photos of serial killer Ted Bundy. The Post Independent in Colorado had a locked safe that nobody notice for decades. A local locksmith volunteered to open it out of curiosity, and to everyone's surprise, several photo negatives of Bundy were found.

The images, taken in 1977, depict Bundy and the search that ensued when he escaped the Garfield and Pitkin County jails. At the time, Bundy was 30 years old and facing a murder trial. At some point, he was given access to the court law library (as he was representing himself) and fled. 

Bundy was considered a serial killer, and the publication recalls how Aspen was thrown in a state of emergency. Schools were canceled and residents were urged to never travel alone. A week later, he was caught. The newly-found photos show a smiling Bundy being escorted by authorities upon being found. 

Bundy was executed in Florida in 1989. By then, he had confessed to 30 murders committed in seven states from 1974 to 1978.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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