Ted Bundy. I read The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule (who knew and worked with Bundy) and it's a hard case to get out of my head. I was particularly haunted by the the very short opportunity he had to nab a lot of his victims. One girl never walked around her campus after dark; the one day she took a chance, he kidnapped her. One woman went upstairs to grab a magazine, leaving her fiance and his children for a brief moment; he kidnapped her. All of the crimes were horrid, but the one that stands out to me the most is him abducting two women from the same place hours apart (a crowded beach). Most of the women kindly offered him assistance, as he was using a cast as a ruse. It's easy for this case to still haunt, considering that the bodies of many of his victims have never been found, leaving their families to suffer. I suspect that he killed many more women than we actual know about.
Big pod to this. I remember 3 things most about this book.
1. Ann Rule knew him personally and even worked a victim's hotline with him. Alone. At night.
2. One of the few who escaped was a younger girl who was the daughter of a cop. She said something in his eyes told her to get away at any cost.
3. That photo from the trial where his "mask" fell way. If you've read the book, you know the one I'm talking about! The urbane guy disappeared, a monster suddenly popped up and it was captured on film.
Is there a link someplace to the photo you mentioned? I haven't read the book so I'm not familiar with it.
I believe Mikayla means the second photo down in this link:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2013565/Ted-Bundy-Police-serial-killer-suspect-California-murder-spree.html (sorry it's DailyMail,I'm having some trouble on my work computer) The one where he's holding his hand over his head and making a monstrous face.