Serial killer Ted Bundy had his brain removed after his death for scientific examination, according to a new Amazon Prime documentary.
The American serial killer, who kidnapped, raped, and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s, confessed to 30 homicides – but the true total remains unknown – before his execution in 1989.
New docu-series Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer features his heinous crimes from a female perspective, told by his ex-girlfriend Elizabeth Kendall.
Over the course of the five episodes, the show uncovers the disturbing and profound way his psychological hatred of women collided with the feminist movement and culture wars of the 1970s.
In 1975, Bundy was jailed for the first time when he was incarcerated in Utah for aggravated kidnapping and attempted criminal assault.
Following two dramatic escapes and three more murders, he was recaptured in 1979 and was sentenced to execution by electric chair took in 1989.
His brain was removed after his execution for experimentation to determine why Bundy had committed such horrific crimes.
Previous case studies had linked brain injuries to criminal activity, and a team of scientists were keen to find out if he had any brain problems, thus influencing his crimes.
However, once scientists ran tests on his brain, they found it to be completely normal.
Bundy's brain showed no injuries, lesions or deformities.
His body was then cremated and Bundy's final wish was honoured, with his ashes scattered on the same mountain where he had dumped several of his victim's bodies.
During his reign of terror, which started in the 1970s, Bundy would approach his victims in public places before hitting them unconscious and taking them to secluded locations to rape and kill them.
He decapitated at least 12 victims and kept some of the severed heads as mementos in his apartment.