• Local woman who escaped serial killer Ted Bundy shares her story in exclusive interview

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

    Updated:
    Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers in U.S. history, confessed to 30 murders across several states during the 1970s, including 11 in Washington state.
     
    Investigators believe his true victim count may never be known, especially during his early years here.
     
    For the first time, a local woman who was picked up by Bundy in 1972 shares her terrifying story on KIRO 7.
     
    “I knew my life was flashing in front of me,” she told KIRO 7.
     
    >> See rare photos from Bundy's crime scenes and dump sites here [GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING]
     
    She explained how she met Bundy in winter 1972, and took us back on the route he drove her one January morning in his Volkswagen – one that had the passenger door handle removed.
     
    “He kept telling me to be quiet, shut up, don’t talk again,” the woman said.
     
    When she tried to reach for the door, Bundy became more intense.
     
    “He said, ‘Don’t even think about that,” she recalled him saying. “’You’re not making it. I told you that before.’”
     
     

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