What was the motive for serial killers Carol M. Bundy and Doug Clark?

Shortly after Doug Clark met Carol Bundy at a local country bar, he moved into the apartment she shared with her two sons from a previous marriage. Los Angeles Magazine writes that Clark Bundy confessed his most depraved sexual desires shortly thereafter. Her first known act was molesting the 11-year-old daughter of a neighbor from her apartment complex. This heinous crime was photographed by the couple. Unfortunately, Clark was not satisfied with this lonely endeavor. He told Bundy that his darkest fantasies included the worst kinds of sexual sadism. He longed to kill a woman while performing a sexual act together, a dark fantasy that would soon be realized.

What happened next is up for debate, as both Clark and Bundy have given conflicting stories. However, it is widely believed that Clark began scouring the Sunset Strip for potential victims, and he didn’t wait long to make his first move. He lured his first victim to his death, a teenage sex worker named Marnette Comer. Next, Clark killed stepsisters and teenage runaways Cynthia Chandler and Gina Marano. The young women had been hanging out on the Sunset Strip when Clark approached them. After murdering her, he confessed his crimes to Bundy. But instead of alerting the police that her boyfriend, who lives in the household, had just confessed to killing three women, she stayed. And then she became part of his plot.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual assault, help is available to help. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact the RAINN National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

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