What Happened To Serial Killer Ted Bundy's Daughter?

Rose Bundy was conceived after an alleged prison visit.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Ted Bundy is one of America’s most infamous serial killers, and he murdered at least 30 young women and girls in a four-year killing spree. Bundy used his charms and "boy next door" good looks to conceal his heinous intentions and the fact that he was a killer and necrophile, capable of abducting, mutilating and sexually abusing his victims.

''Ted Bundy was a complex man who somewhere along the line went wrong,'' said Jerry Blair, a state prosecutor in one of the murders, according to The New York Times. ''He killed for the sheer thrill of the act and the challenge of escaping his pursuers."

Bundy was associated with as many as 36 killings — though authorities believe that number could be higher — and was given the death penalty following his 1978 murders in Florida. He died in the electric chair in 1989. 

Over the years, we've learned a lot about the life of Ted Bundy, including the family he left behind. The serial killer had a wife named Carole Ann Boone, and while he was incarcerated, she gave birth to their daughter, Rose Bundy.

Ted Bundy and Carole Ann Boone met while working at the Washington State Department of Emergency Services, according to "The Only Living Witness: The True Story of Serial Sex Killer Ted Bundy."

“I liked Ted immediately. We hit it off well," she said, according to the book. "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. But remember, he was a Republican.”

Boone became enamored by Bundy and later helped him when he got into legal trouble.

According to Rolling Stone, Boone allegedly assisted Bundy's 1977 escape from prison by smuggling in cash to her man. In fact, Bundy proposed to Boone in court in 1980, as seen in this clip from E!'s "True Hollywood Story":

The lovebirds had a jailhouse marriage. They had a daughter named Rose (sometimes referred to as Rosa) in 1982.

Following Ted Bundy's death, little has been reported about Carole Ann or Rose. According to "The Stranger Beside Me," Carole Ann divorced Bundy prior to his execution. She and her daughter have been extremely private since, but Rose was described as a "kind and intelligent" young woman by the book's author, Ann Rule.

Today, Rose would be 36 years old.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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