AS NET­FLIX RE­LEASE NEW SHOW ABOUT TED BUNDY, LOOKS AT THE CORPSE-SHAG­GING KILLER’S LIFE & CRIMES: I’m the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you’ll ever meet

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WHAT A KILLER NEEDS: Bundy’s chill­ing mur­der kit CAR-AZY: Bundy lured fe­male vic­tims to VW Bee­tle NET­FLIX has re­leased

– mark­ing the 30th an­niver­sary of the se­rial sex killer’s ex­e­cu­tion af­ter he was caught out by his in­fa­mously crooked teeth.

This lat­est se­ries is a world apart from other doc­u­men­taries on the de­praved mon­ster, though.

The is so hor­rific that the stream­ing gi­ant has even warned crime fans to not watch it ALONE.

The four-part se­ries fea­tures hours of un­heard au­dio from the se­rial killer, who even­tu­ally con­fessed to bru­tally rap­ing and killing 36 women and young girls through­out the 70s – and is sus­pected of killing many more... THEODORE “Ted” Bundy will for­ever be up there with the world’s worst ever se­rial killers, fea­tur­ing in pretty much ev­ery en­cy­lopae­dia there is on hor­rific crime.

He once de­scribed him­self as “the most cold-hearted son of a bitch you’ll ever meet” – and the sadis­tic na­ture of his crimes backs up his boasts.

The maniac may have taken the lives of as many as 100 women dur­ing a ter­ri­fy­ing mur­der spree in the 1970s – a toll which would make him Amer­ica’s dead­li­est killer.

While many se­rial killers take home a “tro­phy” from their vic­tim to re­mem­ber their kill, evil Bundy went way fur­ther than the oth­ers.

Af­ter bat­ter­ing his vic­tims to death, and some­times spend­ing the night hav­ing sex with their dead bod­ies, he would of­ten re­move their heads with a hack­saw and take them back to his apart­ment to keep as me­men­tos.

With the sev­ered heads on dis­play at home, sick Bundy would wash their hair, ap­ply make-up to them and en­gage in “sex­ual acts”.

When asked why he kept such grisly to­kens, he replied: “When you work hard to do some­thing right, you don’t want to for­get it.”

Shocked Amer­i­cans were so dis­gusted by Bundy’s hor­rific crimes that when he was elec­tro­cuted in Jan­uary 1989 his death was cel­e­brated by the largest crowd ever seen out­side an ex­e­cu­tion.

Now more rev­e­la­tions about the evil mon­ster are set to go pub­lic, as the new Net­flix doc­u­men­tary is based on nev­er­heard-be­fore au­dio record­ings of Bundy made dur­ing in­ter­views with two jour­nal­ists while on Death Row in 1980.

He con­fessed to 36 mur­ders, but when asked by fed­eral agents how many women he had re­ally killed, he claimed: “Add one digit to that, and you’ll have it.”

At the start of his killing spree in 1974, po­lice re­fused to be­lieve that Bundy – a clean-cut law stu­dent with­out a crim­i­nal record and who worked for a sui­cide preven­tion hot­line – could have any­thing to do with the alarm­ing num­ber of women go­ing miss­ing.

In fact, he was a sex-crazed psy­chopath and mas­ter ma­nip­u­la­tor who was al­ready get­ting a taste for mur­der.

His first known at­tack was on the night of Jan­uary 4, 1974, when he broke into the base­ment bed­room of an 18-year-old stu­dent.

He blud­geoned the teen un­con­scious with a metal rod from her bed frame, be­fore sex­u­ally as­sault­ing her with the same ob­ject.

His as­sault left her in a 10-day coma and the tragic vic­tim suf­fered per­ma­nent brain dam­age.

A month later, Bundy com­mit­ted his first known mur­der when he broke into an­other stu­dent’s flat, Lynda Ann Healy, and knocked her un­con­scious, then clothed her body and car­ried her out to his car.

She was never seen again, but part of her skull was dis­cov­ered years later at one of the lo­ca­tions where Bundy dumped his bod­ies.

Af­ter­wards, the cold killer con­tin­ued tar­get­ing fe­male stu­dents, and some­times ado­les­cent girls, of­ten ap­proach­ing the women while wear­ing a fake leg cast or arm sling and ask­ing them to help him put some­thing into his car.

He would then blud­geon them un­con­scious be­fore bind­ing, rap­ing and killing them – and fi­nally dump­ing their bod­ies in a re­mote lo­ca­tion in the woods.

Bundy later re­vealed that af­ter rap­ing and killing the women he would of­ten re­visit their “burial” sites to have sex with their corpses un­til they were too de­com­posed or eaten by an­i­mals.

He would also take their clothes and jew­ellery, and some­times even re-gift them to oth­ers.

The so­ciopath would of­ten take Po­laroid pictures of his vic­tims mod­elled in provoca­tive poses that he re­mem­bered see­ing in porno­graphic ma­te­rial as a child.

Bundy later claimed that he would even con­sume parts of his vic­tims’ bod­ies so that they

would be­come part of him, claim­ing that he wanted to “pos­sess” them and that rap­ing them and tak­ing their lives wasn’t enough.

Later de­scrib­ing his ad­dic­tion to mur­der, he chill­ingly ex­plained: “You feel their last bit of breath leav­ing their body. You’re look­ing into their eyes. A per­son in that sit­u­a­tion is God!”

Af­ter a num­ber of wit­nesses came for­ward to de­scribe a hand­some young man call­ing him­self Ted, who had ap­proached women try­ing to draw them to his VW Bee­tle, the po­lice is­sued a de­scrip­tion.

Raped

But even though three peo­ple, in­clud­ing his ex-girl­friend, told po­lice it was Bundy, po­lice dis­missed him as a wit­ness, un­able to be­lieve he was in­volved.

His trail of mur­der con­tin­ued when he moved to Utah later in 1974 to take up a place in law school.

The string of mur­ders be­gan the month af­ter he moved there in Au­gust, start­ing with a still-uniden­ti­fied hitch­hiker, who he raped and stran­gled to death.

Af­ter dump­ing her body in a nearby river, Bundy re­turned the next day to pho­to­graph and dis­mem­ber her corpse.

A month later, Bundy seized 16-year-old Nancy Wilcox in Salt Lake City, raped and stran­gled her to death be­fore bury­ing her re­mains.

And a month af­ter that, Melissa Anne Smith, the 17-year-old daugh­ter of a po­lice chief in Salt Lake City, dis­ap­peared af­ter leav­ing a pizza par­lour.

Her body was found nine days later, with a post­mortem in­di­cat­ing she may have re­mained alive for up to a week fol­low­ing her dis­ap­pear­ance.

Bundy later de­scribed how he treated mur­der like a sport and would en­gage in a “catch and re­lease” type of train­ing dur­ing his “off sea­son”, when he would pick up women sim­ply to keep his skills sharp and then let them go.

He seemed to take just as much plea­sure from run­ning rings around the po­lice with what he be­lieved was his far su­pe­rior in­tel­li­gence.

In 1975 he was ar­rested for kid­nap­ping Carol DaRonch, one of the few who sur­vived his at­tacks, and sen­tenced to up to 15 years be­hind bars.

But two years later, while act­ing as his own lawyer af­ter be­ing in­dicted over the death of a Colorado woman, he jumped out of the jail­house li­brary win­dow and dis­ap­peared.

He was caught eight days later but in De­cem­ber the same year, 1977, he climbed out of a hole in the ceil­ing of his cell and fled to Florida, where he picked up his mur­der spree again.

Mak­ing up for lost time in Jan­uary 1978, Bundy broke into the Chi Omega soror­ity at Florida State Univer­sity and raped and killed four women in just 15 min­utes.

Stran­gled

He blud­geoned 21-year-old Mar­garet Bow­man to death with a chunk of fire­wood and gar­rot­ted her with a stock­ing – then beat and stran­gled 20-year-old Lisa Levy be­fore sex­u­ally as­sault­ing her with a bot­tle, rip­ping one of her nip­ples and leav­ing a deep bite in the flesh of her but­tocks.

It was those dis­tinc­tive bite marks that even­tu­ally sent him to the elec­tric chair.

He then blud­geoned to death two other stu­dents, Karen Chan­dler and Kathy Kleiner, who were sleep­ing in an ad­join­ing bed­room.

A month later he ab­ducted 12-year-old Kim­berly Leach from her mid­dle school, raped and mur­dered her be­fore dump­ing her body un­der a pig shed.

It was his last known killing. A few days later he was stopped by a po­lice­man, who ar­rested him af­ter checks showed his Bee­tle was stolen.

In­side the ve­hi­cle they found ID cards and credit cards be­long­ing to his vic­tims.

Bundy even­tu­ally con­fessed to 30 killings across seven US states – but most who have stud­ied his hor­ri­fy­ing case be­lieve the num­ber is much larger.

Af­ter be­ing sen­tenced, he was re­port­edly gang raped by four men while on death row at Florida’s Raiford Prison.

On the day he was fi­nally ex­e­cuted by elec­tric chair, aged 42, on Jan­uary 24, 1989, hun­dreds gath­ered out­side the prison to cel­e­brate his death, chant­ing: “Burn, Bundy, burn.”

But Eleanor Rose, the mother of one of his vic­tims, Denise Naslund, said: “For every­thing he did to the girls – the blud­geon­ing, stran­gu­la­tion, hu­mil­i­at­ing their bod­ies, tor­tur­ing them – I feel that the elec­tric chair is too good for him.”

FACE THAT FOOLED PO­LICE: Cops re­fused to be­lieve that ‘clean-cut’ law stu­dent Bundy – played by Zac Ef­fron in re­cent movie ( right) – had any­thing to do with the mur­ders of (l-r) Nancy Wilcox, Melissa Smith, Laura Aime and Deb­bie Kent

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