Wow. Crazy case. Just now hearing about it for the first time. 20 year old man, killed his first two men at age 15. Well that’s getting off to an early start in life! This young man showed some promise early on! Serials who start killing as kids are especially bad. Bundy probably committed his first murder at age 14 in his hometown of Washington. It was a 9 year old girl. It’s not been proven that he did it, but the evidence is at least convincing enough for me. He did it. This was one homicide that Ted would never admit to.
He mostly killed teenage girls and young women, and I suppose he thought that was somewhat reputable, though one of the crimes that gave him the death penalty was the rape and murder of a 12 year old girl in Florida. But 12 is close enough to 13, so I don’t think he was actually pedophilic. He did kill that 9 year old girl at age 14 though. But when a 14 year old boy has sex with a 9 year old girl, the boy is not typically pedophilic. He’s just a teenage boy with some very low morals and probably Cluster B personality disorder traits (narcissism, sociopathy). I believe that Ted thought killing little girls was below his narcissistic image of himself. I mean sure he kills teenage girls and young women. Hey, that’s understandable, right? I mean a lot guys want to do that. But a little girl? A child killer? Those are the worst of the worst of the sickos.
I also believe that Bundy killed some young women back East when he was in college. This was before the first murder he was formally linked with. He was at the scene on summer vacation when they were killed and they were killed in the standard Bundy manner.
Turns out DiNardo killed two people at age 15 for unknown reasons. Then a murder of one young man just recently. Then three men all murdered at once two days later. DiNardo and a cousin, Sean Michael Kratz, lured the three men to their doom with promises of marijuana purchases. Once they three men arrived at the location, they were all killed.
The men tried to destroy the bodies, running over one man with a backhoe. They used a backhoe to put them all in a tank, set all four bodies on fire, and buried the 12 feet under, double the requirement. Despite the impressive efforts to destroy the bodies, the bodies were not destroyed. Kratz and DiNardo both turned on each other under questioning, and both are charged with murder. Kratz is a mass murderer, and it looks like DiNardo is a serial, though all of these definitions are awful hazy.
Motive is unknown in all four known homicides and the two new ones he has confessed to. Maybe he just likes hunting humans. Hunting is a popular sport in the US. Most just hunt lower animals thank God, but others hunt the most dangerous game of them all. Humans.
One of the main problems with homicide is, “What the Hell are you going to do with the body(s)?” If you kill someone out in the open a long ways away from where you live, you can always just leave the body out there.
Or if you are smart, you will disappear the bodies. Bodies disappear all the time, and I am not quite sure how it’s done. Disappearing bodies is an impressive skill, and most killers and not very good at it.
Kill someone in your house? Way to go, Sherlock. Now you have a 200 pound dead body on your hands. Ever tried to lift a 200 pound person? You can’t. This is why so many killers just chop ’em up. They are often doing this not because they are sickos but because if you chop your body up into smaller pieces, it’s a lot easier to carry around and dispose of. Now what? Leave it in your house? Bad idea. The smell for one. You kill in your house, now you need to chop the body up and put it in a plastic bag for transportation. First you have to get it out to your vehicle. Make sure none of your neighbors sees you! Whoops!
Then you drive to some remote spot somewhere and body dump. Or better yet, bury it in a shallow grave. Best of all, toss it in some body of water like a river or a lake. You get rid of all the evidence, and it might never be found.
Hell, killing is probably the easy part. The real difficult part of the job is getting rid of that damn body. Surely not an easy task!
But don’t too cocky, all you latent killers out there. You do not even need a corpse to be convicted of homicide. A number of people have gone down on homicide even though the body was never found. It was just assumed based on all evidence that the person must have killed the missing person.