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OSU students speak out against Ted Bundy documentary

Ted Bundy murdered more than 30 women in the early 70s, and one of the women murdered was an OSU student.

Posted: Jan 30, 2019 6:13 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- A popular new Netflix series taps into the mind of Ted Bundy, one of the most infamous serial killers in history, and one with a local connection.

KEZI 9 News spoke with students at Oregon State University about the series, "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes," and the link Bundy has with the university.

The show started streaming on Netflix last week. In the series, viewers hear from the killer himself through audio tapes that were recorded while he was on death row in Florida. Among other things, Bundy talked about his experiences in the Pacific Northwest.

"The general reaction I've been getting from my peers is that it glorifies the male serial killer persona without really acknowledging the deeper misogyny that goes into why killers target these women," student Mackenzie Weber said.

Bundy murdered more than 30 women in the early 70s, and one of the women he murdered was Roberta Kathleen Parks, an OSU student. Her story was featured briefly in the series. Park was walking late at night on campus in 1974 when she was abducted and murdered.

"It's a little scary to think about, so I guess be safer a night,” student Jie Tan said. “But I feel like the security system here has improved a lot.”

Bundy has also been getting a lot of attention because of an upcoming movie about the serial killer. A new trailer was just released, with Zac Efron starring as Bundy.

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