Bundy DNA Found

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Thursday, August 4, 2011 - 3:13pm

New sample of serial killer Ted Bundy's DNA could link him to more murders.

A 33-year-old sample of serial killer Ted Bundy's blood was found last month, and now cold case detectives in half a dozen states can hardly wait to have it tested against the FBI's DNA database.

Bundy confessed to 30 murders, but there is reason to believe he killed many more.

From 1974 to 1978 Bundy's killing spree spanned the county.

He was arrested in Colorado in 1977 and the killing might have stopped there, but he escaped and headed to Tallahassee, Florida where the massacre continued.

In 1978 he killed two girls at a Florida State University sorority house, then traveled to Lake City, where he raped and murdered a 12-year-old.

It was the last murder that did him in.

Bundy was executed in Florida in 1989, and many believe he went to his grave withholding information about dozens of unsolved murders.

Now cold case detectives have new information that may link Bundy to more terror.

A break came in January from a display case holing memorabilia form the Bundy investigation.

A forensic expert got the idea to test Bundy's teeth molds for DNA evidence.

David Coffman, a regional crime lab director for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement had the molds checked, but nothing was found.

That didn't stop Coffman.

"We decided lets try again. Lets call around again and we got the person who knew what they had on site," he says.

What they had was two vials of Ted Bundy's blood taken in 1978.

The tubes were given to Valecia Hickman, a Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab technician.

"I was thinking it may be too degraded, so I sampled from the dried area around the tube of the blood and it worked," she says.

Now 22 years after Bundy's death the state finally has his DNA, and they'll share it with the FBI.

They'll test it against their nationwide database to see if it matches evidence from unsolved murders.

Bundy's DNA will be entered into the FBI database this weekend.

If there are any matches, they'll be released Monday.
 

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