For nearly four decades, Ted Bundy’s long-time love has stayed out of the spotlight. Now she’ll break her silence in the upcoming Amazon documentary “Ted Bundy: Falling For a Killer.”
“This story has been told many times by men. Now is the time to talk about our own story from beginning to end because we lived and so many people didn’t,” Elizabeth Kloepfer, who now goes by the name Elizabeth Kendall in the media, says in a new trailer.
The five part docu-series, which will premiere Jan. 31 on Amazon Prime Video, is told through the perspective of women connected to the slayings and will uncover “the disturbing and profound way in which [Bundy's] hatred of women collided with the culture wars and feminist movement of the 1970s,” according to a release about the series.
Bundy is believed to have killed at least 30 women across multiple states during his reign of terror in the 1970s—but the charismatic killer also played the role of doting boyfriend to Kloepfer and father figure for her young daughter.
Both women are featured in the upcoming series, sharing stories and never-before-seen photos that depict a different side of Bundy.
“I just didn’t think he could do these things,” Kloepfer says in the trailer of the murders.
The pair met at a Seattle bar in 1969 and, in many ways, Bundy was an enviable boyfriend. But as women began to disappear, Kloepfer became suspicious and eventually gave Bundy’s name to investigators as a possible suspect.
“I fell in love with him from day one, but there were all these coincidences. I couldn’t let it go,” she says.
The series will also feature interviews with Barbara Grossman, a television reporter at the time of the murders; Kathleen McChesney, who was a detective investigating the crimes; Phyllis Armstrong, a student at the University of Washington who was friends with victim Georgann Hawkins; Karen Sparks, a survivor believed to be Bundy’s first victim; Laura Healy, sister of Bundy victim Lynda Healy; and Bundy’s post-conviction lawyer Polly Nelson.
The premiere of the docu-series will coincide with the release of an updated and expanded version of Kloepfer’s 1981 memoir “The Phantom Prince: My Life with Ted Bundy.”
The long out-of-print book will include several new chapters from Kloepfer and a new chapter from her daughter, referred to as Molly Kendall, who will share insights on Bundy’s role as a father figure in her life.
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