-American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, and necrophile
-Confessed to 30 murders in 7 states
-Father is unknown
-Lived with grandparents, repeated and identified with grandfather Samuel cowell who was a tyrannical bully
-Ted occasionally exhibited disturbing behavior, even at that early age. Julia recalled awakening one day from a nap to find herself surrounded by knives from the Cowell kitchen; her three-year-old nephew was standing by the bed, smiling.
-Interested in crimes with sexual assaults and magazine with pictures of dead or maimed bodies
(all found on Wikipedia)
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