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Bundy’s romantic crusade with Carole Ann Boone appeared unbelievable yet fascinating for onlookers. From their instant marriage to having a child together while Bundy was prisoned, there’s plenty to unpack in the story of Ted Bundy and Carole Ann Boone.

Ted Bundy’s history of being one of the most notorious serial murders of all time speaks for itself. Numerous rape & necrophilia charges included, Bundy is known to have abducted & murdered at least thirty-six young women through the 1970s – but his number of victims could have been even higher as per speculation.

Ted Bundy was sentenced to death by electric chair for his heinous crimes in 1989 after spending close to eleven years jailed after his ultimate recapture, prior to which he made multiple escapes from law enforcement. Throughout Bundy’s time in prison and until his death row, Carole Ann Boone believed him to be innocent.

Carole Ann Boone Early Life

Little to no information is available on where and when Boone was born and raised. By the summer of 1974, she was working at the Washington State Department of Emergency Services, in Olympia, Washington. Known to be a “lusty-tempered free spirit”, Boone was smart, witty, and very competent at her job, even if her personal life was in disarray.

Her former co-workers recalled her as a sister/mother figure who was very capable at her job. However, at the same time, she could easily descend into much silliness along with others in the office, such as starting a rubber-band fight or marshalling a few of her colleagues to a three-hour afternoon drinking session in the Voodoo Room at the nearby Bailey Motor Inn.

When Boone met Bundy, one of her uncles had recently passed away. She had been newly divorced and was desperately trying to raise her teenage son, Jamey (James, according to some sources). Furthermore, she was in a messy relationship with “a large, unpleasant man”.nued as his wife & mother of his child.

How did she meet Ted Bundy?

Meeting at work sounds normal enough, right? Well, Ted Bundy & Carole Ann Boone met while working at the Washington State Department of Emergency Services in 1974. Ironically, Bundy was helping with the search of several missing women he’d murdered himself.

Seemingly, the pair hit it off right away. However, it was later revealed that Boone wasn’t in the best place in her life – she was newly divorced for the second time and had to raise her son all alone while having an affair with a “large, unpleasant man”.

Courtroom marriage

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A few years after meeting Bundy and staying platonic with him, Carole Ann Boone became romantically involved with the charming serial killer during his trial in Florida for the murders of two young women. Ted Bundy’s relationship with Boone appeared to overlap with his previous one with long-time girlfriend Liz Kendall.

Eventually, Carole Ann Boone moved from Washington to Florida in support of Ted Bundy whose trial was still ongoing in the Sunshine State. In a particular incident in 1979, Boone even testified as Bundy’s character witness during which the pair got married under law.

According to Florida’s state laws, a couple can declare themselves married in a courtroom if a judge is present. Being a former law student, Bundy used the law to his advantage and went ahead with his stunt of a marriage to Carole Ann Boone to most likely win sympathy from the jurors and rattle his prosecutors.

However, Bundy was quick to explain that the marriage was not out of an act but of true love.

Boone shared similarities with Bundy’s ex, Kendall

"They're both single mothers," Falling for a Killer producer and director Trish Wood told Women's Health. "[Boone] had another kid… I think he probably spotted a vulnerability that he could exploit." (Boone's first child, James, was an adult when Ted Bundy was on trial in Florida and can be seen protecting his mother from cameras in the new docuseries.)

Wood regretted missing an opportunity to interview Boone about her relationship and life before she died. "She was a woman of great depth and intelligence and seemed to be, based on what Diana [Smith, Boone's best friend] said, really irretrievably broken, which made her vulnerable to a guy like that," she said.

Pregnancy and breakup

Although Ted Bundy wasn’t technically supposed to have conjugal visits while imprisoned, Carole Ann Boone still visited him all the time to smuggle drugs or have sex with him in the visitor’s room. Boone revealed that the guards didn’t “care” after the first time and walked in on the pair multiple times.

All that visitor room action resulted in Carole Ann Boone becoming pregnant with Bundy’s child. Boone gave birth to Rosa Bundy in October 1981 while Bundy was still on death row.

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Still, The Sun speculated this about Rosa’s possible conception: Boone may have passed "an empty condom to Bundy via a kiss, which he then filled and returned it in the same manner."

But Ann Rule has said that Bundy and Boone wouldn't have had to go to such desperate measures. Instead, it was common for inmates to bribe the prison guards so couples would be allowed to have sex in various parts of the prison, which is likely what Bundy and Boone did.

READ MORE: Rose Bundy Biography: Still Alive and Where Is She Now

Carole Ann Boone became an anti-death penalty activist

During Ted Bundy's trial, then-girlfriend Carole Ann Boone (portrayed above by Kaya Scodelario in "Extremely Wicked") frequently made comments to the press about how she virulently believed in his innocence. According to an article by Women's Health about the relationship between the convicted serial killer and Boone, the producer and director of "Falling for a Killer," Trish Wood, said that her profession of such to the media was anything but performative. "[Boone] absolutely believed he was innocent," Wood explained to the publication.

Boone ended up divorcing him in 1986 and headed back to Washington with James & Rose. On top of feeling betrayed by Bundy’s wholesale criminal confessions in his last days before electric chair, Boone might’ve been hurt by the numerous rumors of Bundy starting a relationship with Diana Weiner – another one of his lawyers, according to Time.

The Sun notes that it’s likely that 6-year-old Rose was never allowed to contact her dad before his execution. It’s also likely Boone has since changed her and Rose’s names.

Love Story of Carol Anne Boone and Serial Killer Ted Bundy: Did They Have A Child?
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Boone wholeheartedly believed Bundy was innocent

"[She] absolutely believed he was innocent," Wood told Women's Health. At the time, she explains, "There were so many people who thought he was innocent and being railroaded. There wasn't really good evidence against him in any of the cases. So Carole Boone was surrounded by people who fed her idea that he was innocent, and you know, when you're in love, you want to be fed that."

It wasn't until Bundy was offered a "bones for time" deal (meaning, if he told police were the bodies of his victims were, they'd delay the death penalty), that Boone realized she'd put her faith in the wrong person. "She was like, 'How are you gonna do bones for time if you didn't do it?' So that was her moment," Wood notes.

What happend to her?

Boone died in a retirement home in 2018.

Though Wood would've like to interview Boone for her docuseries, she passed away before that was possible. Her daughter Rosa is still off the grid today, understandably, and very little is known about her. Life on Death Row message boards are filled with theories that Boone changed her name to Abigail Griffin and moved to Oklahoma. Others believe she married yet again and led a quiet, happy life.Carole Ann Boone changed her name after moving back to Washington and fell off the grid along with her children. Some theories pointed out that Boone changed her name to Abigail Griffin and moved to Oklahoma while others believed she remarried and led a quiet life.

In 2018, news broke out that Carole Ann Boone had reportedly passed away from septic shock in a Washington State retirement home at the age of seventy. No one there could connect her to her previous identity or her past with Ted Bundy.

We asked our own astrology expert, Phoenix Knor’malle, Psychic Advisor to make a case analysis:

While Boone’s ultimate fate remains a mystery, I think it is most likely that she returned to Washington with a new name and lived a simple, quiet life. I don’t think she remarried, due to the multiple divorces she had in the past. Finding out that the man she loved was guilty all along may have ruined romance for her. There are some subtle signs that a relationship is becoming toxic, as described in the article. It is likely that someone like Bundy may have used these techniques, especially ‘love bombing’ to gain trust. However, he may not have cared enough to even try, instead using Boone as a legal tool.

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