Ted Bundy: The Cases – Susan Elaine Rancourt

by Erin Banks Before the successful abduction of 18-year old Susan Elaine Rancourt on April 17, 1974 at around 10 P.M., Bundy had tried to take at least two other girls from the CWU campus in Ellensburg, one of them being Katherine Clara D’Olivo (21).In her statement given to police, it sounds as if Bundy… Continue reading Ted Bundy: The Cases – Susan Elaine Rancourt

Edmund Kemper: Clarnell as the “Witch/Queen” Type of Borderline Mothers

by Erin Banks While trying to find out more about Edmund Kemper’s mother Clarnell and her own upbringing, I have recently been wondering: Where did the paranoia she harbored that Kemper would molest his sisters stem from? This fear prompted her to lock the boy in the basement at night, without an available source of… Continue reading Edmund Kemper: Clarnell as the “Witch/Queen” Type of Borderline Mothers

Ted Bundy: Possible external Stressors before his first Attacks and Murders

by Erin Banks I recently wondered whether Bundy’s early attacks were – at least in part – sparked by external stressors, and so I read through the Washington cases to try and either verify or disprove that theory. To sum up: Two days before attacking Sparks, Bundy had visited the unemployment office. Before kidnapping Healy,… Continue reading Ted Bundy: Possible external Stressors before his first Attacks and Murders

Ted Bundy: The Cases – Donna Gail Manson

by Erin Banks 19 year old Donna Gail Manson vanished from Evergreen State Campus on March 12, 1974 around 7. P.M. when she was on her way to a jazz concert at the library. Manson lived a rather unsteady lifestyle, attending classes irregularly, instead preferring to party and consume marijuana and other substances. Because of… Continue reading Ted Bundy: The Cases – Donna Gail Manson

Ted Bundy: The Cases – Lynda Ann Healy

by Erin Banks The second case of a confirmed victim to discuss is Lynda Ann Healy’s, who was already briefly mentioned in the post about Karen Sparks. Bundy and Healy had enrolled in the same psychology class in 1972, it is likely that they “knew” each other or at least knew of each other. It… Continue reading Ted Bundy: The Cases – Lynda Ann Healy

Ted Bundy: The Cases – Karen Lee Sparks

by Erin Banks While it is not a new concept to review the cases in chronological order, I still must give credit to another researcher who initially started a group dedicated to this task and permitted us at The Ted Bundy Research Group to pick up the idea for our The Cases posts every second… Continue reading Ted Bundy: The Cases – Karen Lee Sparks

Victim-Players: Possible Motivations

by Erin Banks It is because of brave survivors who have helped bring offenders to justice by reporting their attacker to the police, enduring long hours of questioning during trials, that I remain perplexed and frustrated with those who are either misremembering their own survival stories, or worse, who are merely victim-playing. But I’m also… Continue reading Victim-Players: Possible Motivations