FL Adds Ted Bundy’s DNA to FBI Database; Cold Cases Studied


The Florida Department of Law Enforcement last week uploaded DNA from serial killer Ted Bundy into a national FBI database to see if it matches any unsolved crimes, reports the Associated Press. Investigators recently recovered a vial of Bundy’s blood taken as evidence in 1978. Previous items, including hair and dental molds, had been examined without success. A tissue sample taken before he was executed resulted in only a partial profile.

A bulletin went out to law enforcement agencies nationwide after the full DNA profile was uploaded to the database Friday. David Coffman, chief of forensic services at the FDLE’s crime lab, says finding full DNA profiles from before 1978 to compare it with could be a challenge. Bundy was executed in 1989 and confessed to killing 30 people, though there could be others.

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