Rose Bundy (Ted Bundy’s Daughter) Wiki, Age, Family, Biography & More

Rose Bundy (Center), Ted Bundy (Right), and Carol Anne Boone (Left)

Rose Bundy is the daughter of Ted Bundy, an American serial killer who is considered one of the most dreaded serial killers in the history of the United States. Since the execution of Ted Bundy on January 24, 1989, his daughter, Rose Bundy’s whereabouts has been a mysterious piece of information.

Wiki/Biography

Rose Bundy was born on Sunday, October 24, 1982, (age 37 years; as in 2019) in Florida, United States. [1]Women’s Health If sources are to believe, Rose Bundy’s mother, Carol Anne Boone had conceived Rose while visiting the Florida State Prison to meet Ted where he was lodged and on death row. How Carol Anne Boone conceived amid a strict prohibition of conjugal visits is still an enigma. According to Ted Bundy‘s biographical book, Strangers Beside Me, written by Ann Rule who is best known for her crime articles and books and who also worked with Ted Bundy, at that time, it was a normal thing to bribe the guards by the prisoners so that they could have sex with their partners in the prison premises, and Ted Bundy could also have leveraged this advantage and might have impregnated Boone in the prison. [2]All That’s Interesting According to another theory, Ted Bundy might have received an empty condom by Carol Anne Boone via a kiss, and he would have returned the filled condom in a similar fashion. [3]The Sun

Rose Bundy sitting on the shoulders of Ted Bundy

Rose Bundy sitting on the shoulders of Ted Bundy

Family

Rose Bundy’s mother, Carol Anne Boone worked at the Department of Emergency Services (DES) where Ted Bundy was one of her colleagues. Boone first met Ted in the second half of 1974, and at that time, she was a twice-divorced mother of two. According to Boone, she was blown away with Ted Bundy’s charismatic personality in the very first meeting, she explained it in an interview and said,

I liked Ted immediately. We hit it off well. He struck me as being a rather shy person with a lot more going on under the surface than what was on the surface. He certainly was more dignified and restrained than the more certifiable types around the office. He would participate in the silliness partway. But remember, he was a Republican.” [4]Oxygen

On February 9, 1980, Ted Bundy proposed Carol Anne Boone for marriage in a courtroom in Orlando, and they got married to each other in the eyes of law. [5]The Deseret News

After Ted Bundy confessed to his crimes, Carol Anne Boone divorced him in 1986; three years prior to Ted Bundy’s execution. Rose Bundy’s mother, Carol Anne Boone died in 2018 in a Washington state retirement home. [6]Oxygen Rose Bundy’s father, Ted Bundy was one of the most dreaded serial killers in the United States in the late 20th century who had abducted, raped, and killed countless American young girls and women. Before his execution on January 24, 1989, Ted Bundy confessed 30 homicides that he had executed between 1974 and 1978 across seven states in the United States.

Rose Bundy sitting on the shoulders of Ted Bundy and her mother Carol Anne Boone

Rose Bundy sitting on the shoulders of Ted Bundy and her mother Carol Anne Boone

Rose Bundy has a step-brother, James who was born to Caron Anne Boone from a previous marriage. [7]Women’s Health Besides being the biological father of Rose Bundy, Ted was also the surrogate father of a girl named Molly who was the daughter of his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall’s (a.k.a. Liz Kendall) from a previous marriage.

Ted Bundy Horse Riding With Liz Kendall and Molly

Ted Bundy Horse Riding With Liz Kendall and Molly

Whereabouts of Rose Bundy

In 1986, Rose Bundy’s mother, Carol Anne Boone divorced Ted Bundy and moved to Washington from Florida along with her daughter Rose and son James. Thereafter, they never came into the limelight and possibly stayed there in disguise. According to some sources, they might have changed their names to hide their actual identity. In an interview, Ted Bundy’s biographer Ann Rule said,

I have deliberately avoided knowing anything about Ted’s ex-wife and daughter’s whereabouts because they deserve privacy. 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.” [8]Women’s Health

Even in the Amazon Prime docuseries “Falling for a Killer,” which was premiered on January 31, 2020, there was no mention of Rose Bundy and her whereabouts, the docuseries showcased the interviews of many women who were either the girlfriends of Ted Bundy or the survivors of his attacks.

Facts/Trivia

  • The other name of Rose Bundy that is often used in media is “Rosa Bundy.” [9]Women’s Health
  • Both Ted and Rosa Bundy share the same day of their births, i.e., Sunday.
  • Rose Bundy was born while Ted Bundy was still lodged in the Florida State Prison.
  • Rose Bundy is considered the only biological child of Ted Bundy. [10]The Sun
  • In 1981, when Rose Bundy’s mother, Carol Anne Boone was asked how did she conceive with Rose, she replied –

    It’s nobody’s business.”

    A Newspaper Article About Rose Bundy

    A Newspaper Article About Rose Bundy

  • According to sources, on a phone call that Ted Bundy had made to Carol Anne Boone hours before his execution, he told Boone that he wanted to talk to Rose, but she said no, and thus, Ted could never say goodbye to his daughter Rose. [11]Oxygen
  • When Ted Bundy was engulfed into legal trouble, Rose’s mother always stood behind him. [12]Oxygen
  • Reportedly, after getting divorced from Ted, Carol Anne Boone never brought Rose to meet Ted in the prison.

References   [ + ]

1, 7, 8, 9. Women’s Health
2. All That’s Interesting
3, 10. The Sun
4, 6, 11, 12. Oxygen
5. The Deseret News

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