What Happened to Ted Bundy's Wife and Daughter?

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Why would anyone marry America's most notorious serial killer, Ted Bundy?

In an instance stranger than fiction, Bundy actually proposed to Carole Ann Boone, a friend he met at work in 1974, while she was testifying on his behalf during the penalty phase of his murder trial in Florida years later. 

The bizarre moment has captured new attention after it was featured in the movie starring Zac Efron as Bundy, "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile."

In fact, all that was required for them to be officially married in the state of Florida at the time was Bundy asking and Boone agreeing in front of a judge. 

Author Stephen Michaud, who visited Bundy in prison numerous times, told Inside Edition he helped arrange the surprising courtroom proposal, procuring rings from Tiffany's and even a wedding outfit for Bundy. 

"I went to a men's store and bought Ted a pair of khakis and a bow tie and some Argyle socks so he could look spiffy for the occasion," Michaud recalled. 

Bundy and Boone even ended up having a daughter, Rose, together, the result of a moment of cloak-and-dagger intimacy between the two while Bundy was in prison.

"Carole told me that there were two ways to have the privacy to have sex," Michaud said. "One was to sneak into the bathroom and the other was behind the water cooler."

According to Michaud, Boone believed Bundy was innocent for years. "She was absolutely devoted to him," said Michaud. "And she was devoted to the proposition that he was not getting a fair deal."

Boone eventually divorced Bundy three years before his execution on Jan. 24, 1989, and moved out of Florida to escape the memories. She lived in virtual obscurity afterward, changing her and her daughter's names. 

To this day, it's not known for sure where the two ended up, but conspiracy theories abound. 


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