Notorious serial killer Ted Bundy targeted three women in one of his final attacks. They survived and share their terrifying ordeal and long road to recovery in "48 Hours" Live to Tell: Surviving Ted Bundy," reported by CBS News correspondent Tracy Smith. Watch Saturday, April 11 at 10\/9c on CBS.On New Year\u0027s Eve 1977, an intense manhunt spread across the western United States. The night before, notorious serial killer Ted Bundy had escaped from a Colorado county jail, where he was about to go on trial for murder. No one knew where he would end up. \u00a0Bundy was the suspect in the murders and disappearances of dozens of women in Washington State, Oregon, California, Utah, and Colorado. He was known to be intelligent, personable, and extremely dangerous."Obviously the Colorado authorities were lookin\u0027 for him," Larry Simpson, a former assistant state attorney with the Leon County State Attorney\u0027s Office told CBS News. "The Washington authorities were looking for him. The Utah authorities were looking for him. But quite frankly, here in Florida, we weren\u0027t looking for him."Former Leon County Sheriff Ken Katsaris says he arrived at the scene of a brutal attack on five students just off the campus of Florida State University in the early morning hours of January 15, 1978. All of the victims were women who had been beaten in the head with a club-like object. The attacker first struck at the Chi Omega sorority house, where he sexually assaulted and killed two women, Margaret Bowman and Lisa Levy.\u00a0Just down the hall, he left two more sorority sisters Kathy Kleiner and Karen Chandler critically injured. Then he went several blocks up the road and bludgeoned a dance major named Cheryl Thomas. Kathy, Karen, and Cheryl were taken to a local hospital with severe injuries but miraculously they survived. Unfortunately, none of them could identify their attacker.Katsaris says that while he was still at one of the crime scenes the day of the attacks, he got a call from Colorado authorities about an escaped criminal. "They said, \u0027Do you know Ted Bundy?\u0027 I said, \u0027I\u0027ve heard of him,\u0027" says Katsaris. "They said \u00e2\u0080\u00a6 \u0027We don\u0027t know where he is.\u0027" Katsaris says he wrote Bundy\u0027s name down on a legal pad, but he did not give it much weight at that time, because he didn\u0027t believe the method of operation in the Florida State case was anything near similar to the Bundy cases out west, except for being an attack on young women.\u00a0 "Ted Bundy was known to lure women away with his charm and then abduct them, or pick them up at a bus stop and say, \u0027Can I give you a ride?\u0027" says Katsaris.But then, a month later, Bundy was arrested in nearby Pensacola, Florida, with stolen property on him that linked him to Tallahassee, and the area around the Florida State campus at the time of those attacks. "All of a sudden," Katsaris told CBS News, "all this is now swirling in the air \u00e2\u0080\u00a6 \u00a0and we\u0027re processing a lot of information\u00e2\u0080\u00a6 All of this is now coming together, and we\u0027re beginning to think that Ted Bundy was obviously the individual involved."But just having a suspected serial killer in the area at the time of the FSU attacks was not nearly enough to actually charge him with the crimes. First, authorities had to establish why his method of operation would have changed. "He typically was organized," says Katsaris. "He would plot, pick\u00e2\u0080\u00afup\u00e2\u0080\u00a6\u00e2\u0080\u00afand then abduct the young lady \u00e2\u0080\u00a6 Here, it was obvious that he had gotten disorganized."Authorities believed that after having been locked up for almost two years, Bundy was likely on the hunt for victims once again. As they investigated Bundy\u0027s movements while he had been in Tallahassee, they also began to believe that \u00e2\u0080\u0094 as with his previous suspected crimes \u00a0\u00e2\u0080\u0094 Bundy had originally selected one woman to target while in the college town, but when his plans went awry, he went into a killing frenzy. That original primary target, they believed, had been Cheryl Thomas \u00e2\u0080\u0094 the dance major who lived down the road from the sorority house, and was the last victim that night.Larry Simpson told CBS News there were indications that Bundy had cased-out Cheryl\u0027s place ahead of the attacks. Cheryl lived by herself, in a duplex where two female friends lived next door. \u00a0"There had been a guy \u00e2\u0080\u00a6 that I\u0027d seen ride his bicycle by my house," says Thomas. "Ted Bundy looked similar \u00e2\u0080\u00a6 So I sometimes wonder if maybe that was him."Early the night of the attacks, investigators believed that Bundy had initially gone to Cheryl\u0027s residence. "And when he got there," says Simpson, "apparently there was a car that had broken down right in front \u00e2\u0080\u00a6 And there was a man there working on the car." "He found that, kinda\u00e2\u0080\u00afgot spooked," says Simpson, "but he had not completed what he had set out to do that night. And he then went\u00e2\u0080\u00a6 to the Chi Omega house."At the sorority house, Bundy strangled, beat, and sexually assaulted both Margaret Bowman and Lisa Levy, and headed down the hall to Kathy Kleiner and Karen Chandler\u0027s room."I heard our bedroom door slam open," says Kleiner. "I was opening my eyes a little bit because it kind of brought me into consciousness\u00e2\u0080\u00a6 And I\u0027m awake enough to know someone\u0027s there\u00e2\u0080\u00a6 he raised his arm\u00e2\u0080\u00a6 And he had something in his hand. And I thought it was a pipe or a stick. I didn\u0027t know what it was." Kathy goes on to describe her memories of the attack. "He came down and hit me in the face," she says. "it just felt like pins and needles and knives in my face."Kathy says that a bright light from a car shining into her room caused the attacker to run before he could hit her again. Investigators believed that Bundy\u0027s rage was again interrupted, and he returned to Cheryl\u0027s house, where by then both the car out front, and the man working on it, were gone."I compared Ted Bundy to a\u00e2\u0080\u00afkilling machine,\u00e2\u0080\u00aflike a shark," says Katsaris, "because the shark is just feeding in a frenzy\u00e2\u0080\u00afoff of\u00e2\u0080\u00afwhatever is available\u00e2\u0080\u00a6 Just like the shark has the need to eat, he had the need to\u00e2\u0080\u00afmurder."