Ted Bundy’s murders at FSU sorority house shocked campus, nation

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Accused murderer Theodore Bundy stares out at the photographer during the second day of jury selection in his murder trial in Miami, Fla., on June 27, 1979. Bundy is accused in the bludgeoning deaths of two Chi Omega sorority sisters in Tallahassee, Jan. 15, 1978. (AP Photo)

In the early morning hours of January 15, 1978, Ted Bundy began a barbaric killing spree on the Florida State University campus.

News Channel 8 Tallahassee reporter Mike Vasilinda broke the news. He describes it as a legacy of terror that lives on.


“Little did I know that morning that would be the beginning of one of the most infamous crimes to be committed in this city, for sure, but really a crime that really shocked the nation,” said Vasilinda.  

Bundy was already suspected of abducting, raping, and mutilating several women out West.  He was on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.  

However, on the FSU campus he was unknown. He used a false name and managed to use his intelligence, good looks and charm to hide in plain sight.  

Ted Bundy dropped his mask of sanity when he picked up a tree limb and used it to bludgeon Chi Omega sorority sisters in their sleep, and wasn’t finished.  

During this anniversary month of his execution and following a series released on Netflix, Keith Cate looks back at the final days of American Serial Killer Ted Bundy. Watch his special report Thursday on News Channel 8 at 5 p.m.

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