VIDEO: Kidnap Victim Recounts Horror of Escape From Serial Killer Ted Bundy Decades Later

By  //  May 12, 2016

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Rhonda Stapley, 62, kept attack secret 37 years

ABOVE VIDEO: In 1974, Rhonda Stapley was a 21-year-old University of Utah pharmacy student waiting for a Salt Lake City bus when a handsome stranger pulled up and offered a ride in his Volkswagen Beetle. (PEOPLE TRUE CRIME VIDEO)

PEOPLE TRUE CRIME – Ted Bundy did not intend for Rhonda Stapley to survive.

In 1974, Stapley was a 21-year-old University of Utah pharmacy student waiting for a Salt Lake City bus when a handsome stranger pulled up and offered a ride in his Volkswagen Beetle.

“He was the boy next door,” she tells PEOPLE. “He didn’t have fangs and he didn’t have black circles under his eyes. He was normal. He fit in with the community.”

He gave his name as Ted, and said he needed to run an errand first. But after her fateful decision to hop in his car, the trip turned terrifying as Stapley’s friendly companion turned silent, parked in an isolated canyon picnic area and then leaned in toward her.

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“Do you know what?” he said quietly. “I am going to kill you.”

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In 1974, Rhonda Stapley was a 21-year-old University of Utah pharmacy student waiting for a Salt Lake City bus when a handsome stranger pulled up and offered a ride in his Volkswagen Beetle. (People True Crime image)

In 1974, Rhonda Stapley was a 21-year-old University of Utah pharmacy student waiting for a Salt Lake City bus when a handsome stranger pulled up and offered a ride in his Volkswagen Beetle. (People True Crime image)


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