Ted Bundy was convicted of entering a Chi Omega sorority house in Florida in January 1978, where he murdered two coeds and attempted to murder two others. He then entered a nearby house and bludgeoned a third female victim. Several days after the crime occurred, Dr. Richard Souviron was asked to come to Tallahassee to examine bitemark evidence that had been discovered on the body of one of the victims.
He found that it consisted of tissue from a breast and buttocks that had been excised and placed in fluid without retaining rings. While these materials were of limited value, Dr. Souviron was able to determine that the biter would have had poorly aligned teeth. This information helped to establish the element of probable cause, necessary for obtaining a search warrant.
When this was accomplished. Dr. Souviron was able to take dental impressions, bite records, and photographs of Bundy’s dentation, Dr. Souviron was then provided a photograph of the bite injury.
Following Dr. Souviron’s study of the available evidence, it was also examined indepen- dently by Drs. Lowell Levine and Norman Sperber. All three examiners found that the evidence implicated Bundy as the perpetrator of the bitemarks.