She saw nothing disturbing in Bundy's personality at the time and described him as "kind, solicitous, and empathetic".
After Evans was re-elected, Bundy was hired as an assistant to Ross Davis, Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party.
Davis thought well of Bundy and described him as "smart, aggressive ... In early 1973, Bundy was accepted into the law schools of UPS and the University of Utah despite mediocre Law School Admission Test scores.
He got in on the strength of letters of recommendation from Evans, Davis, and several UW psychology professors.
In 1971, he took a job at Seattle's Suicide Hotline Crisis Center, where he met and worked alongside Ann Rule.
Rule was a former Seattle police officer and aspiring crime writer who would later write one of the definitive Bundy biographies, The Stranger Beside Me.
He then became a suspect in a progressively longer list of unsolved homicides in multiple states.
He told a girlfriend that a cousin showed him a copy of his birth certificate after calling him a "bastard", In 1987, he and other family members told attorneys that Samuel Cowell was a tyrannical bully and a bigot who hated blacks, Italians, Catholics, and Jews.
Bundy's grandfather beat his wife and the family dog and swung neighborhood cats by their tails.
The true victim count is unknown and could be much higher.
Many of Bundy's young female victims regarded him as handsome and charismatic, which were traits that he exploited to win their trust.