He may have been executed over three decades ago, but serial killer Ted Bundy has entered our collective consiousness once again. With Netflix’s new documentary Confessions of a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes, and the upcoming movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile starring Zac Efron, for better or worse the notorious rapist, murderer and necrophilliac is having a resurgence.
Although true crime is extremely popular right now, there’s a few people who really aren’t enjoying the renewed interest in Bundy – the residents of the killer’s former home. Visitors have been congregating at the two-story boarding house in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Bundy lived between 1974 and 75 while attending law school.
Usually, interest peaks around Halloween, but the number of visitors stopping by has shot up since the trailer for the forthcoming movie was released earlier this week. Some just want to photograph the five-bedroom house from the outside, but others are invading the privacy of the current tenants, prowling the grounds and searching for the fire escape Bundy used to sneak in and out during his active years.
True crime fans have also shown interest in the nearby utility room and basement, which cops searched for evidence after Bundy was arrested.
Now, visitors are beginning to upset the residents, one of which rents Bundy’s old room.
Bundy was given three seperate death sentences for the murders of Lisa Levy, Margaret Bowman and Kimberly Leach, but while on death row he admitted to 30 homicides between 1974 and 78.
However, it has been suggested that Bundy could have killed up to 100 women before he was executed on 24th January 1989.