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Once her husband, Ted Bundy, was arrested what became of Carole Ann Boone? For a long time she believed he was innocent of his crimes.

Carole Ann Boone: Where is the wife of Ted Bundy now?

Ted Bundy is one of the most notorious serial murders of all time. A rapist & necrophiliac, Bundy is known to have abducted and murdered at least thirty-six young women through the 1970s – but his number of victims could be even higher. Bundy was sentenced to death by electric chair for his sadistic crimes in 1989. 

One of the most terrifying aspects of Ted Bundy is that he was known to be considerably handsome & charismatic – making it all too easy for him to lure in his victims and make them trust him. One woman in particular, Carole Ann Boone, believed his innocence until the very end – even becoming his wife and bearing his child, Rosa Bundy. 

The strange relationship between Bundy & Boone is confounding. How did she believe in someone sentenced for such horrible crimes? Who would tie themselves to someone on death row? Read on to find out more about her life & where is she now.

How did Boone & Bundy meet?

Boone & Bundy met in 1974 when they were working in the Department of Emergency Services in Olympia, Washington. Boone was going through her second divorce and taking care of her son, James at the time. 

Boone & Bundy were also both in separate relationships – Bundy dating his long-term girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer. Because of this, Boone initially denied Bundy’s attempts to date her but over the years they eventually grew close and started a romantic relationship.

A courtroom marriage 

No doubt in her mind that Bundy was innocent, Boone was by his side the whole time he was in court, consistently fighting to support him. Boone even served as Bundy’s character witness and helped Bundy with his plan to escape prison and flee to Florida (where he murdered three more young women.)

In order to appeal to the jury’s softer side, Bundy proposed to Boone in the courtroom and the two declared themselves married in front of a judge. When Bundy was given the death penalty Boone moved nearby the prison so that she could regularly visit him. 

Boone would even sometimes smuggle in drugs for Bundy in her vagina. Somehow the two of them managed to have sex during these visits which conceived their child Rose Bundy who was born in 1982.

The truth comes out

It wasn’t until 1986, just three weeks before Bundy’s execution, that Carole Boone decided to divorce him and move back to Washington with James & Rose. As Bundy neared his execution day, he became more willing to confess to his horrific crimes – ultimately revealing that he had raped, killed, and dismembered over thirty women.

Utterly shattered to learn the truth about Bundy’s sadistic acts, Boone never spoke to him again, even rejecting him when he tried to contact her on the day of his execution. Undoubtedly traumatized by Bundy’s psychological manipulation and abuse, Boone and her family went off the grid, trying to move on.

Carole Boone’s life after Bundy 

Doing everything she could to start anew and build a peaceful life for her and her children, Carole Boone changed her name and hid her location from anyone searching to find her. 

No one knew where she was until January 2018 when she reportedly passed from septic shock in a Washington State retirement home at the age of seventy. No one there knew anything about her past or her previous identity. Her friends knew her as someone who “enjoyed knitting” and watched “nature programs.”

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  • I feel sorry for Carole Boone. Now she has passed on. I hope that her daughter that she had with Ted Bundy will be able to define herself not as “Ted Bundy’s daughter” but as her own individual. Many Children and grandchildren of notable murderers become very depressed about their legacy. Hopefully, Rose Bundy is okay emotionally.

    October 27, 2020
    • I hope she doesn’t have any children

      January 18, 2021
    • did you miss the part where she helped him escape and three more were murdered? (and more suffered life-changing injuries)

      October 20, 2023
  • She helped him scape prison and he killed 3 more girls.

    Hope she pays for what she did.

    November 4, 2020
    • She’s dead , she can’t pay

      November 10, 2020
      • Yes she can…there will just ne a higher power collecting that debt…🤷

        May 4, 2021
  • we all go through stages in life , and live life .thats why we are different , no if’s and buts
    let her sould rest in peace and may her daughter Rose live her life the way she wants to

    November 10, 2020
  • Man this sucks, she really thought that he was innocent and helped him escape. Young women be so in love with men that they don’t see red signs, its truly devastating how she had to realize that he’s actually what they say he is. I hope his daughter can live as her own person without being named “Ted Bundy’s Daughter”

    February 11, 2021
  • We will all answer to a higher power and we are no less guilty than her, or Ted, if we do not confess our sin and accept Jesus Christ as our savior!

    January 12, 2022
    • I am 100% less guilty than Ted Bundy, as is most of the world.

      October 20, 2023
  • Mike you’re a few sandwiches short of a picnic basket if you really believe that someone who isn’t a born again Christian is as “guilty” as a serial killer.

    It’s people like you that cause people like me to believe fundamental christians are just part of their own crazy cult.

    July 17, 2022
    • What is your definition of: fundamental christian?

      January 30, 2023
  • The funny thing about judgment: we are all under it. (Are you judging me judging you?)
    No one escapes judgment. God is the righteous judge.
    No one goes to hell for another’s sin. One will go to hell for their own sin.[s].
    Anyone can avoid hell if they accept the payment Jesus made.
    Gospel is simple. Hearts are hard. Just because one doesn’t understand something doesn’t make it untrue.
    Your judgment of sandwich shortages is based on what standard of absolute truth? Possibly mayonnaise being the absolute standard?
    What is your absolute truth standard? If truth is being professed, what/where is the evidence to support your claim? Just curious…
    Because no one’s faith in [whatever] should not be without evidence, (i.e. blind.)

    January 30, 2023
    • Julie, darling – the existence of people like Ted Bundy either proves that God doesn’t exist, or that God is mad or bad, and so doesn’t deserve mindless worship. So chill

      October 20, 2023
  • so sad how people walk amongst us seemingly normal when their brain is a web of madness. now Bundy left his wife and daughter tainted and broken for life.the world is a strange place

    August 13, 2023

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