Ted Bundy is regarded as one of history’s most notorious serial killers. Aside from being a murderer, he is a rapist, kidnapper, and necrophile. He was undoubtedly a heinous man. 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.
Who Is Ted Bundy?
During the 1970s and probably earlier, Ted Bundy had been a serial murderer who abducted, assaulted, and slaughtered a number of young women. He confessed to 30 violent crimes committed in seven states from 1974 to 1978.
He opened up after more than a decade of denials. However, his true number of victims is unclear and it could be more than what he declared.
Ted Bundy was considered quite attractive and personable, which was one of his most horrifying qualities. This made it far too simple for him to entice his targets and gain their trust. Carole Ann Boone, in particular, believed he was an innocent man.
How Did Carol Meet Ted Bundy?
Bundy met Carole Ann Boone in 1974 and they worked 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 the lady had declined initially. This may be because she resembled a lot of Ted’s exes, Liz Kendall or Elizabeth Kloepfer. That year, Boone was also having an affair with a married man, and she was surviving as a single mother of a boy. Despite the circumstances, she immediately caught feelings for Ted.
How Did They Get Married?
They began dating, and Boone looked unconcerned even when he was detained for potentially murdering someone. She always visited him in prison and gave him money, which aided him in planning one of his escapes.
Bundy proposed to Boone in the courtroom just to appeal to the soft side of the jury. In front of a judge, the couple declared themselves married. Even with that, Ted was still put on death row. During their encounters, they somehow had an opportunity to conceive a child, Rose Bundy, who was born in 1982.
Now 40 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, only three weeks before he was executed. Her reasons were unclear, but some suspect it was because Bundy was having an affair with one of his lawyers.
She decided to move 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 so 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.
Where Is Carole Ann Boone Now?
After experiencing so much pain, Carole Boone changed her identity four times and relocated to stop anyone from finding her. 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 past but friends at the home revealed she “enjoyed knitting” and watching “nature programs.”