Serial killer Ted Bundy murders final victim 40 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 9 1978)

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(Thursday, February 9, 1978, approx. 8:00 a.m. EST) — Serial killer Ted Bundy, having committed some 30 homicides in seven states since 1974, abducted and murdered his final victim — 12-year-old Kimberly Diane Leach — today in Lake City, Florida.

Bundy would be arrested six days later, tried and executed in 1989.

Abducted from her junior high school, Leach’s skeletal remains would be found under a collapsed hog shed in Suwannee River State Park, 43 miles west of Lake City, on Apr. 7, 1978. She had been sexually assaulted and beaten.

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