Ted Bundy's DNA to be added to national database
Monday, August 1, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will upload DNA from serial killer Ted Bundy into a national FBI database to see if it matches any unsolved crimes.
Investigators recently recovered a vial of Bundy's blood taken as evidence in 1978. Previous items, including hair and dental molds, had been examined without success. A tissue sample taken before he was executed resulted in only a partial profile.
The full DNA profile will be uploaded to the database Friday. A bulletin will go out to law enforcement agencies nationwide.
David Coffman, chief of forensic services at the FDLE's crime lab, says finding full DNA profiles from before 1978 to compare it with could be a challenge.
Bundy was executed in 1989 and confessed to killing 30 people, though there could be others.