Ted Bundy pictured with his stepfather, Johnnie Bundy, in 1953.
Ted’s stepfather tried to form a bond between himself and Ted by including him in camping trips and other father-son activities. However, Johnnie’s attempts were unsuccessful and Ted remained emotionally detached from his stepfather. Ted became increasingly uncomfortable around his stepfather and preferred to be alone. This desire to be by himself increased and possibly led to his later inability to socially interact comfortably with others.