Stephanie Brooks a was beautiful, intelligent, and extremely wealthy young woman. She had long, dark hair that she kept parted down the middle. Notorious and prolific lady killer, Ted Bundy, was deeply in love with her during his university years.
After dating for a long while, Stephanie became impatient with Ted’s apparent lack of motivation for the future, and broke it off. Broken-hearted and shamed, Ted did all he could in his power to win her back. He focused on school diligently in order to impress her. They eventually got back together and even became secretly engaged.
However, for no apparent reason, Ted suddenly became cold and short with Stephanie. Subsequently, in early 1974, he broke off all relations with her, with no explanation at all, leaving Stephanie confused and upset.
It is believed that Ted wanted to humiliate Stephanie as horribly as she had humiliated him. He utterly despised her for it.
Very shortly after their last split, Ted began his infamous spree of murders. All women Ted went after had characteristics in common-all were fairly young, very beautiful, with long hair parted in the middle, and were very intelligent. Many believe one of the reasons he did so was because of Stephanie, his first love, and his hatred for her.