The FBI conducted fugitive investigations when Theodore Robert Bundy escaped from a Colorado courthouse in June, 1977, where he was on trial for murder. He was recaptured and again escaped in December, 1977, from the Garfield County Jail, Colorado. Bundy was wanted for questioning in as many as 36 similar rape-murders in Colorado, Oregon, Utah, Florida and Washington. He was placed on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" list and was arrested under an alias in February, 1978, by local authorities in Florida for a stolen car violation. The FBI positively identified the subject to be Ted Bundy. In 1979, he was sentenced to death for the January, 1978, murders of two Florida State University sorority sisters and ultimately was executed.