Some time ago I mentioned a book coming out called Ted and Ann, about Ted Bundy and his possible connection to the unsolved 1961 disappearance of Ann Marie Burr. A lot of people in a position to know what they’re talking about believe Ann was Ted’s first victim. He was only fourteen years old when she was taken.
Well, I finally read the book in Kindle edition. (I don’t own a Kindle but I have Kindle for PC. I don’t use it much, but this book was a bargain in Kindle edition, at seven bucks compared to twelve for the paperback.)
I must say I am very impressed with it. The author interviewed so many different people and included information about the case, and about Bundy, that I’d never seen before. I knew he had weird things going on in him and in his family when he was a kid but I had no idea it was THAT weird. And I feel so sorry for Ann’s family. Her younger sister, who shared a room with her, started showing signs of emotional problems when she was about twelve and she developed schizophrenia later on in life. That’s a biologically based illness, but you have to wonder about the trauma of what happened to her family when she was just three years old, and how much that contributed to her sorry mental state.
Ted was executed in the 1980s. Ann Marie Burr’s parents both died several years ago. Most of the original investigators in the case are also deceased. It’s been fifty years since Ann vanished from her bedroom. She’s probably buried close by her home but I doubt they’ll ever find her.