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One night in 1969, Elizabeth Kloepfer was sitting in a Seattle bar when her friend Marylynne Chino noticed that a man had been staring at them.
“That guy has been staring at you all night,” Marylynne told Elizabeth, who turned to look.
“I’ve never forgotten this,” Marylynne later told KUTV. “I walked in, and across the room, I saw Ted for the first time. I will never forget the look on his face, it wasn’t evil but he was staring, nursing a beer.”
Elizabeth walked over to the man and struck up a conversation.
Unbeknownst to Elizabeth, the man was Ted Bundy.
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In the years that followed, Elizabeth and Bundy’s lives became deeply entwined. In fact, within just weeks, Bundy had moved into Elizabeth’s home, which she shared with her young daughter, Molly.
“There was this nice family unit of three,” Joe Berlinger, who directed Netflix docuseries Conversations With a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes and Netflix movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile said.