No matter the crime or how much time passes, people still find criminals and murderers like Ted Bundy fascinating. While many people believe we are adding to the celebrity status of these people, there are those in the public who are drawn to the cases.

Digital Spy reports Netflix continues to expand its catalog of true crime documentaries with "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes." While it's only four episodes long, it gives us a deep look into the crimes of Ted Bundy and how he managed to charm his way into committing these crimes.

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Ted Bundy attempted to shape his image as a good person

Ted Bundy's life was driven by attention and aspirations of greatness. Bundy had been a social worker and a political campaign activist. He wanted people to see him as a good family man and sought affluence. If he had chosen not to become a serial killer, many believe he could have been a politician or lawyer. The series looks back at his life and discusses his necrophilia and habit of biting victims.

Ted Bundy's crimes come to light in Netflix's newest true crime documentary. [Image Credit] Netflix - YouTube
Ted Bundy's crimes come to light in Netflix's newest true crime documentary. [Image Credit] Netflix - YouTube

The '70s was a dark time, even without Ted Bundy roaming the country. Violent crime escalated and law enforcement was unsure on how to contain it. The FBI had not coined the term "serial killer," even though there were serial killers before Ted Bundy. The country faced the Manson murders, Son of Sam, the Hillside Strangler and John Wayne Gacy. What separated Ted from the others was his appearance of being a nice guy to many people. He was clean-cut, smart and good looking.

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Women were drawn to Bundy's charm before the truth came out

Looking back, many people believe they see the evil in Bundy's eyes when they see old photos of him. However, before he was executed, few women saw Bundy's charm and managed to testify and tell the horrific tale.

Deseret News says the true star of the series is journalist Stephen Michaud who met Ted Bundy one-on-one and recorded over 100 hours of conversations. Michaud met up with fellow journalist Hugh Aynesworth. The pair acknowledged that Ted Bundy attempted to control the conversations.

Ted Bundy strikes for the first time

Law enforcement believes that Lynda Ann Healey was the first victim of Ted Bundy, however many similar people disappeared prior to her, so they believe there could be earlier victims. We learn that Healey was a local weather and ski report person for a radio station, so her absence sent out red flags. When law enforcement investigated, the only evidence of her disappearance was some blood on a pillow.

In the summer of 1974, Georgann Hawkins disappeared down an alley within two blocks of where Healey disappeared.

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We are then introduced to investigator Bob Keppel, who started his career with the Bundy case.

Ted Bundy attempted to create a perfect childhood for himself. We are given the belief that Bundy was just a good young kid who played in the woods and got along with everyone. Ted never gave the impression of being in an abusive household. Bundy's childhood friend Sandi Holt claims Bundy's father was a great dad and had the appearance of a normal family.

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Ted Bundy showed warning signs of serial killer tendencies

Holt revealed that Ted Bundy was constantly teased over his speech impediment. Bundy had a temper problem because he didn't do well in athletics. Ted made a "tiger trap," which a girl fell into and hurt her leg. Despite all that, Sandi said Ted desperately wanted to be the best in something but wasn't.

Bundy ended up graduating in 1966 from the University of Washington, receiving an undergraduate degree in Psychology. Bundy later developed an interest in politics and became a Republican. Bundy even told Michaud that he was anti-union and against socialist-types. Bundy ended up spying on the Rosellini campaign which gave Bundy some media attention.

As Ted Bundy's life began to not measure up to what he expected, more women started going missing. These include Donna Manson, Susan Rancourt, Roberta Parks, and Brenda Ball. These disappearances left people on edge. Rancourt's father was shown on the documentary saying he thought this couldn't happen to his family. The series revealed that in the area of the kidnappings, hitching was common, but after the kidnappings, hitchhiking stopped.

Seattle police were left with no suspects

Seattle police were facing increased pressure. Ted actually had firsthand knowledge of police work, as he worked for the Seattle Crime Commission for a short time. Bundy ended up leaving behind very little evidence, causing police to speculate it was witchcraft behind the killings.

Ted ended up kidnapping Denise Naslund and Janice Ott from Kake Sammamish State Park, where 40,000 people were that day when the two disappeared. Witnesses reported seeing a man approach the two ladies and other women. He wore an arm cast and asked for help loading a sailboat into his car. At the end of the series, Stephen Michaud gets Ted talking about himself in the third person, divulging more details about his crimes. Zac Efron takes on the role of Ted Bundy in a new film, which is to be released soon.

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