It is likely that this serial killers story is loosely based on the story of Ted Bundy. Bundy was a serial killer convicted in the 1970's. The name Boone could possibly be taken from the unknown child of Ten Bundy to his wife, who bore the surname Boone. Like the Boone of this story Bundy tried many different ploys to put off execution, including last minute claims of further murders and the need to keep him alive so that he could tell them where the bodies were and who were the victims. He failed and was executed on schedule. Boone's lawyer would also try and appeal the execution of Boone under the grounds of wanting to postpone the death so that the families of missing daughters could find some peace when Boone revealed their location. The families refused.