Escape

Suspected Ted Bundy Victim Rhonda Stapley Recounts Escape

Rhonda Stapley was a pharmacy student at the University of Utah in October 1974 when she says she accepted a ride from a stranger named Ted that ended in a horrific attack.

She’s likely one of just a few women targeted by notorious serial killer Ted Bundy who survived the encounter and lived to tell her harrowing tale decades later.

Stapley — who recounts her terrifying brush with a man she believes was Bundy in the new REELZ docuseries “Ted Bundy: The Survivors” — said she had been waiting for the bus on Oct. 11, 1974 after having dental surgery when a young man driving a tan Volkswagen pulled up and offered her a ride back to the campus.

“This didn’t feel like hitchhiking, what I did,” Stapley recalled in the docuseries. “This felt like a friendly college student helping another college student and that seemed normal and not out

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