Ted Bundy’s Colorado Connection
Ted Bundy is everywhere right now, including in a new movie just released at Sundance starring Zac Efron called Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile. A Netflix documentary was also recently released: Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes.
Despite his resurgence in the media right now, there's a ton of controversy around retellings of his story, including primarily the Efron film: namely, people are focusing too much on how hot Bundy is and not on the over 30 women he killed.
With all this craziness surrounding Bundy, it's easy to forget that he had a pretty serious Colorado connection: did you know that he escaped from extradition twice in our beautiful state? I guess there's something about these mountains that makes a guy want to jump out a second story window (which Bundy did-- see below).
Here's what happened: according to The Craig Press, on June 7, 1977, Bundy had a moment alone while being held in a room in Pitkin County near Aspen and managed to escape law enforcement officials by jumping out of a second story window.
The Craig Press continues, saying "authorities said Bundy was traveling on Highway 82 heading back to Aspen in a stolen Cadillac when he was recaptured". (Source)
Not even six months later, Ted Bundy escaped from his jail cell in Glenwood Springs, Colorado by "by slipping through a one-foot-square light fixture hole in the ceiling of his cell, authorities discovered, crawling through a plumbing and wiring passageway above the jail ceiling and exiting through a closet in the jailer’s adjacent apartment", according to the same publication.
Bundy was later captured in Florida, and nearly 10 years later was sentenced to the electric chair.
You can learn more about Bundy's story when the highly-anticipated Efron film comes out later this year, or by watching the previously mentioned Netflix documentary. You can watch the trailer for Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile right here: