Ted Bundy: The Cases – Georgann Hawkins

by Erin Banks Several days before Lakewood native Georgann Hawkins disappeared on June 11, 1974, Bundy had a dry run, staking out the area, perhaps even observing Hawkins. We can place him near the Beta Thi fraternity at 11 P.M. on June 7. In “A Stranger Beside Me,” Ann Rule writes that a young man… Continue reading Ted Bundy: The Cases – Georgann Hawkins

Ted Bundy: The Cases – Brenda Carol Ball

by Erin Banks On the evening of May 31, 1974, 22-year old Burien resident Brenda Carol Ball decided to visit one of her frequent hangouts, the Flame Tavern, close to the airport. She had attended the Highline Community College until roughly two weeks earlier and partied harder than usual during this time, apparently not knowing… Continue reading Ted Bundy: The Cases – Brenda Carol Ball

Ted Bundy: The Cases – Roberta Kathleen Parks

by Erin Banks On May 6, 1974, 20-year old California native Roberta Kathleen Parks, better known as Kathy Parks, was abducted from the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, approximately 250 miles away from Seattle. Bundy, intending to throw off investigators, stepped outside of his usual hunting ground in Washington state that night. A friend,… Continue reading Ted Bundy: The Cases – Roberta Kathleen Parks

Ted Bundy: Myths – Diane Edwards and the “brown Hair parted in the Middle”

by Erin Banks I’d like to start this post by admitting that, while I am personally not fond of Ann Rule as a reliable Bundy source, we must remember the first edition of her “The Stranger Beside Me” was the second Bundy book ever published after Steven Winn’s “The Killer Next Door.” By August 1980… Continue reading Ted Bundy: Myths – Diane Edwards and the “brown Hair parted in the Middle”

Ted Bundy: The Cases – Susan Elaine Rancourt

by Erin Banks Before the successful abduction of 18-year old Susan Elaine Rancourt on April 17, 1974 at around 10 P.M., Bundy had tried to take at least two other girls from campus, one of them being Katherine Clara D’Olivo (21). In her statement given to police, it sounds as if Bundy was acting a… Continue reading Ted Bundy: The Cases – Susan Elaine Rancourt

Ted Bundy: Possible external Stressors before his first Attacks and Murders

by Erin Banks I recently wondered whether Bundy’s early attacks were – at least in part – sparked by external stressors, and so I read through the Washington cases to try and either verify or disprove that theory. To sum up: Two days before attacking Sparks, Bundy had visited the unemployment office. Before kidnapping Healy,… Continue reading Ted Bundy: Possible external Stressors before his first Attacks and Murders

Ted Bundy: The Cases – Donna Gail Manson

by Erin Banks 19 year old Donna Gail Manson vanished from Evergreen State Campus on March 12, 1974 around 7. P.M. when she was on her way to a jazz concert at the library. Manson lived a rather unsteady lifestyle, attending classes irregularly, instead preferring to party and consume marijuana and other substances. Because of… Continue reading Ted Bundy: The Cases – Donna Gail Manson