The Ted Murders ////// 64 

The Ted Murders ////// 64 

1974 Washington State- Young beautiful ladies were disappearing at several college campuses. Some were last seen walking on campus, returning home and one unfortunate woman was snatched in the middle of the night as she slept in her bed. Of course women disappearing is a problem but no one seemed to understand just how big of a problem the Pacific Northwest was experiencing. Well the eyes of the entire community were opened wide in July of 1974 when the abductor of young women struck at the Lake Sammamish State Park. The park was extremely busy that day as temperatures reached ninety degrees and several large companies hosted their company and family picnics. It is estimated between forty and fifty thousand people visited the park for fun in the sun on that warm July Sunday. One of the attendees was not a person at all but merely the devil all dressed up like a young man. Two of the young ladies near the beach were fooled by the devil and lured to their deaths. This week we are hot on the trail of Ted Bundy as we talk about what investigators were calling the Ted Murders. 

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Cheers, Nic and the Captain

13 comments

  • Samantha

    Samantha san antonio

    Hello, I have been listing to your podcast a while, and thoroughly enjoy what you do. I do have one small concern, Routine Traffic Stop. There is no such thing as a Routine Traffic Stop. Every stop is something different; the officer never knows who they pulled over, or what condition that person is in. Maybe they got a promotion and are headed home with the goods new; maybe that person just found out there mother died and are headed to tell their kids. Maybe the person that was pulled over is in deep conversation with someone in the car. I understand where you are coming from, but sadly there is nothing routine about a traffic stop. My husband has been in law enforcement for more than 15 years, and none of his interactions are routine. Please do not take this as an attack, again, i do enjoy your podcast, and listen to it every week. Thank you

    Hello, I have been listing to your podcast a while, and thoroughly enjoy what you do. I do have one small concern, Routine Traffic Stop. There is no such thing as a Routine Traffic Stop. Every stop is something different; the officer never knows who they pulled over, or what condition that person is in. Maybe they got a promotion and are headed home with the goods new; maybe that person just found out there mother died and are headed to tell their kids. Maybe the person that was pulled over is in deep conversation with someone in the car.
    I understand where you are coming from, but sadly there is nothing routine about a traffic stop. My husband has been in law enforcement for more than 15 years, and none of his interactions are routine.
    Please do not take this as an attack, again, i do enjoy your podcast, and listen to it every week.
    Thank you

  • Kat

    Kat Seattle

    So glad you did this case! My cousin was approached by Ted Bundy on the UW campus while she was working alone in a lab. She was 5'1" blonde and adorable totally his type. She refused to help him as she was working on experiment, and could not leave it. Thank goodness she didn't go. Love the Podcast keep up the excellent work :)

    So glad you did this case! My cousin was approached by Ted Bundy on the UW campus while she was working alone in a lab. She was 5'1" blonde and adorable totally his type. She refused to help him as she was working on experiment, and could not leave it. Thank goodness she didn't go. Love the Podcast keep up the excellent work smile

  • Beth

    Beth Baltimore

    Just listened to first part! Great job! I am interested to know if his family or friends noticed anything odd about him as he was growing up. Can't name him - he was too much of a monster.

    Just listened to first part! Great job! I am interested to know if his family or friends noticed anything odd about him as he was growing up. Can't name him - he was too much of a monster.

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    Samantha • san antonio Totally get what you are saying! nothing but love here. thanks for the tip and the support. Captain

    Samantha • san antonio

    Totally get what you are saying! nothing but love here. thanks for the tip and the support.

    Captain

  • JJ

    JJ Berkley mi

    I want the song you did for this episode!!!! How do I find it!!??

    I want the song you did for this episode!!!! How do I find it!!??

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    JJ The captain makes the music in his laboratory. Glad you like it. It's been my favorite so far as well. We have some of his old songs for sale on the website. This one is not on there but we may need to add some more songs. Cheers, Nic

    JJ
    The captain makes the music in his laboratory. Glad you like it. It's been my favorite so far as well. We have some of his old songs for sale on the website. This one is not on there but we may need to add some more songs.
    Cheers, Nic

  • Ted is truly a psychopath. I don't understand how someone could basically function so well in society and then do these horrible things. It wasn't really like he was weird to people normally (until he tried to make a move). Idiot got himself killed.

    Ted is truly a psychopath. I don't understand how someone could basically function so well in society and then do these horrible things. It wasn't really like he was weird to people normally (until he tried to make a move). Idiot got himself killed.

  • Roxanne

    Roxanne Wisconsin

    Can you give me a list of yr recommend readings? Thanx keep up the good work

    Can you give me a list of yr recommend readings?
    Thanx keep up the good work

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    Roxanne • Wisconsin Check out our website page about that

    Roxanne • Wisconsin

    Check out our website page about that

  • Sarah

    Sarah

    Hi guys, I'm really late to the party and playing catch-up on the older episodes, and I just wanted to add some info about Debra Jean Kent, the girl who was grabbed from the high school parking lot. I grew up in the area, hearing stories about Ted Bundy, and some of your details were a little off in this part. He didn't take her after the play was getting out, she left before it was over to go pick up her brother, while her parents were still at the play. Nobody knows exactly what he said to her, but witnesses in the lobby, near the doors, heard screaming coming from the parking lot. Another man who was just arriving at the school to pick up some people after it was over described seeing a light-colored VW Bug speeding away right afterward. The parents waited for her to come back for them for an hour after the play got out before they went around back to check the parking lot. That's when they realized that the family car was still sitting there, and she hadn't gone to pick up their son after all. That's when they called the police, but they told them that she was probably a runaway and didn't even come out to look at the scene. They didn't even bother to look or her or take down those witness statements, her family and volunteers from their church congregation did that on their own. It wasn't until later, when the key was found that matched those other handcuffs, that the police started taking the witness reports seriously. By then, the trail went cold. Bundy later told the family roughly where the body was buried, but they never found her.

    Hi guys,

    I'm really late to the party and playing catch-up on the older episodes, and I just wanted to add some info about Debra Jean Kent, the girl who was grabbed from the high school parking lot. I grew up in the area, hearing stories about Ted Bundy, and some of your details were a little off in this part. He didn't take her after the play was getting out, she left before it was over to go pick up her brother, while her parents were still at the play. Nobody knows exactly what he said to her, but witnesses in the lobby, near the doors, heard screaming coming from the parking lot. Another man who was just arriving at the school to pick up some people after it was over described seeing a light-colored VW Bug speeding away right afterward. The parents waited for her to come back for them for an hour after the play got out before they went around back to check the parking lot. That's when they realized that the family car was still sitting there, and she hadn't gone to pick up their son after all. That's when they called the police, but they told them that she was probably a runaway and didn't even come out to look at the scene. They didn't even bother to look or her or take down those witness statements, her family and volunteers from their church congregation did that on their own. It wasn't until later, when the key was found that matched those other handcuffs, that the police started taking the witness reports seriously. By then, the trail went cold. Bundy later told the family roughly where the body was buried, but they never found her.

  • David Creighton

    David Creighton Bedford, PA

    Totally unrelated to Ted. You guys were talking about Pass the Pigs, which we played & was fun; but it reminded me of another game called Dutch Blitz which is like sheer madness. It is one of the most stressful things I have ever done. It's fun, but it is so hard to not just get caught up in the speed of it. It's enough to make you want to ki.. umm heh .. jk

    Totally unrelated to Ted. You guys were talking about Pass the Pigs, which we played & was fun; but it reminded me of another game called Dutch Blitz which is like sheer madness. It is one of the most stressful things I have ever done. It's fun, but it is so hard to not just get caught up in the speed of it. It's enough to make you want to ki.. umm heh .. jk

  • Emily

    Emily California

    Ted Bundy for me is fascinating and absolutely horrifying and a twisted monster. I DO NOT CONDONE anything he ever did. What fascinates me about him (and most serial killers) is how his ( and their ) brain(s) works or didn't work so to speak. He was at or above genius level. He was smooth with women, affable, confident and attractive. So with all of those positive attributes why didn't or couldn't he use those for positive things. Say and a professor, lawyer ( yes I know he represented himself in court) or in a place of power for positive change. That is what fascinates me. The 'why' of it all. It could be neurological it could be behavioral or cultural or all three. I hope one day there will be a cure for people like Ted Bundy so Psychopaths and or sociopaths won't ever exist anymore. I would like to recommend for reading anything by John Douglas. He is a former FBI criminal profiler. His books are fascinating in my opinion.

    Ted Bundy for me is fascinating and absolutely horrifying and a twisted monster. I DO NOT CONDONE anything he ever did. What fascinates me about him (and most serial killers) is how his ( and their ) brain(s) works or didn't work so to speak.
    He was at or above genius level. He was smooth with women, affable, confident and attractive. So with all of those positive attributes why didn't or couldn't he use those for positive things. Say and a professor, lawyer ( yes I know he represented himself in court) or in a place of power for positive change.
    That is what fascinates me. The 'why' of it all. It could be neurological it could be behavioral or cultural or all three.
    I hope one day there will be a cure for people like Ted Bundy so Psychopaths and or sociopaths won't ever exist anymore.

    I would like to recommend for reading anything by John Douglas. He is a former FBI criminal profiler. His books are fascinating in my opinion.

  • Ven Der Strat

    Ven Der Strat Brisbane, Australia

    I own a few VW Bugs. We call them 'Beetles' in Australia. The front seats remove really easily. They aren't 'screwed down'- they just attach to runners on the floor pan. Bundy could have removed the front passenger seat in seconds, stowed it behind the driver's seat and had a large space for whatever he needed to move. I've seen a motorcycle transported inside a Bug with the seat removed.

    I own a few VW Bugs. We call them 'Beetles' in Australia. The front seats remove really easily. They aren't 'screwed down'- they just attach to runners on the floor pan. Bundy could have removed the front passenger seat in seconds, stowed it behind the driver's seat and had a large space for whatever he needed to move. I've seen a motorcycle transported inside a Bug with the seat removed.

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