Ted Bundy is regarded as one of America’s most notorious serial killers. Aside from being a murderer, he was a rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile. But one person seemed to have a different opinion for a short while. Her name is none other than Carole Ann Boone, the ex-wife of Ted Bundy.
Where Is Carole Ann Boone Now?
After experiencing so much pain, Carole Boone changed her identity four times and relocated to stop anyone from tracking her down. Nobody knew where she was until she died from septic shock in a Washington State retirement home in January 2018 at 70 years old. No one there knew about her closely but friends at the home revealed she “enjoyed knitting” and watching “nature programs.”
Who Was Ted Bundy?
During the 1970s, Ted Bundy abducted, assaulted, and slaughtered a number of young women. He later confessed to murdering 30 women in seven states from 1974 to 1978. The true number of victims is unclear and is likely much higher than what was declared.
Ted Bundy was considered handsome and personable, which made it relatively easy for him to entice his targets. Carole Ann Boone, in particular, believed he was an innocent man.
How Did Carole Meet Ted Bundy?
Bundy met Carole Ann Boone in 1974 while they worked together at the Washington State Department of Emergency Services, this was at the peak of his killing spree. Ted revealed that he had expressed interest in dating Boone following their first meeting, but Carole had declined initially.
This may be because she resembled some of Ted’s exes, Liz Kendall or Elizabeth Kloepfer. That year, Boone was also having an affair with a married man, and was struggling to get by as a single mother. Despite the circumstances, she quickly caught feelings for Ted.
How Did They Get Married?
They began dating, and Boone looked unconcerned even when he was arrested for murder. Carole visited him regularly in prison and gave him money, which aided him in planning one of his escapes.
Bundy proposed to Boone in the courtroom to appeal to the soft side of the jury. In front of a judge, the couple declared themselves married. Even with that, Ted was put on death row. During their encounters, they conceived a child, Rose Bundy, who was born in 1982.
Now 41 years old, Rose goes by the name of Abigail Griffin and lives in the UK with her husband and three children. Rose Bundy has lived her life out of the public spotlight because of her father’s criminal past.
Why Did They Break Up?
Carole Boone didn’t leave him until 1986, three weeks before his execution. Her reasons were unclear, but some suspect it was because Bundy was having an affair with one of his lawyers.
She moved to Washington with her two children as Ted’s execution drew nearer. Then, Ted confessed his crimes. This was, of course, a real shock to Boone. Boone was stunned to discover the reality of her husband’s vicious crimes that she never talked to him again. She even rejected him on his execution day when he tried to contact her.