Post by Ø𝔩åƒ Շђҽ Q̷u̷ar̷an̷t̷i̷n̷ed on Apr 10, 2019 7:05:44 GMT -8
And where might she be today?
Rose Bundy, also known as Rosa, is believed to be the only child of infamous serial killer Ted Bundy.
She was born in early October 1981 and would be 37 years old.
Her mother Carole Ann Boone met Bundy while working at the Department of Emergency Services (DES) in Olympia, Washington.
They later married during his trial after Bundy took advantage of an obscure Florida law providing that a marriage declaration in court in the presence of a judge, constituted a legal marriage.
Conjugal visits were prohibited for inmates on death row, but according to former friend Ann Rule’s 1980 biography of Bundy, The Stranger Beside Me, prisoners were known to pool money to bribe guards to allow them alone time with their female visitors.
Other rumours about Rose's conception included Boone passing an empty condom to Bundy via a kiss, which he then filled and returned it in the same manner.
Asked in September 1981 about how her child was conceived, Boone told The Desert News: “It’s nobody’s business."
Rose Bundy's whereabouts are a bit of a mystery.
In 1986, three years before Bundy was executed, Boone divorced Bundy and left Florida with Rose and her son from a previous relationship, James.
She never spoke to Bundy again and it's not thought Rose would have been allowed to contact her dad.
After the divorce, Boone went off the map and had little mention in the press.
She is understood to have changed her and her daughter's names.
It's not clear if Rose is aware of the recent Netflix documentary series about her dad or the upcoming movie.
Little to no information is available as to where Boone was born and raised.
Boone was known to be a "lusty-tempered free spirit" and was smart, witty and competent at her job.
She was described as a sister or mother figure by some of her co-workers.
When Boone met Ted Bundy she was newly divorced and was trying to raise her teenage son Jamey.
Bundy had begun working at the DES and had caught the attention of both men and women alike who found him intriguing.
Boone was immediately charmed, later stating that Bundy had expressed his desire to date her right at the beginning.
Bundy continued to date his current girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer and several other women, many of whom were eventually murdered.
After Bundy was arrested on suspicion of multiple kidnappings and murders, he and Boone became very close during his trial in Florida in 1979.
After exchanging many letters, Boone moved to Florida with her son to be closer to Bundy.
Despite Boone and Bundy expressing a desire to marry, the authorities were explicit that this would be impossible.
However, Ted Bundy discovered an obscure law in the Florida legal books.
On February 9, 1980, during the trial for murdering Kimberly Leach, Boone was called to the witness stand.
Bundy asked her if she would marry him and she accepted - it was legal because it was in front of the presiding judge.
According to Rule, Boone divorced Bundy three years prior to his execution.
Following Bundy's death at age 42, Boone and her daughter reportedly changed their names in search of privacy away from the world's obsession with the compelling story of Ted Bundy.
In a 2008 reprint of Ann Rule's 1980 biography about Bundy titled The Stranger Beside Me, Rule described Rose as a "kind and intelligent young woman".
"I have deliberately avoided knowing anything about Ted's ex-wife and daughter's whereabouts because they deserve privacy," Rule wrote on her official website.
"I don't want to know where they are; I never want to be caught off guard by some reporter's question about them. All I know is that Ted's daughter has grown up to be a fine young woman."
Regardless, the speculation surrounding Rose Bundy's whereabouts has never faltered.
In a forum on Life on the Row, it has been suggested that a mother named Abigail Griffin, who lives in Oklahoma, was the little girl behind the prison glass once known as Rose Bundy.
In 2016, a user on Life on the Row wrote: “I won’t say much to protect their privacy, but Bundy’s daughter DOES use Facebook. Jamey Boone (Carole’s oldest son) has a FB page, which is linked to Carole’s FB page, which you can find her daughter through (her daughter and Jamey aren’t friends on FB) [sic]."
The post continued: "Her name isn’t Sadie or Rosa/Rose and she doesn’t live in Washington. Carole remarried after Ted, and her daughter took her stepfather’s name. She has grown into a loving and intelligent human being who works in special needs, and is a mum to an adorable daughter. Just goes to show that at the end of the day, genetics aren’t worth a penny.”