Rita Lorraine Jolly was a 17-year-old high school student who went missing from Oregon. On 29th June 1973 at about 7.15 pm, Rita left her home to go for a walk. She was last seen between 8.30 and 9 pm but was never seen again. The case was suspected to be a homicide but remains unsolved.
Rita is thought to have been a victim of serial killer Ted Bundy. Bundy previously stated he had two victims in Oregon but did not elaborate on the details. Oregon detectives were unable to question Bundy before his execution in 1989. Rita's body was never found.
Katherine Merry Devine, Kathy to friends, was a 14-year-old schoolgirl. Described as soft-hearted and poetic she lived in Seattle with her family.
On 25th November 1973, Katherine was last seen hitchhiking by friends in Seattle, she had just broken up with her boyfriend and wanted to visit relatives in a neighbouring city. Her family realised she was missing but reported her as a runaway.
Katherine's sister, Sherrie, was watching television weeks after her younger sister disappeared and saw a body had been found in a campground. Sherrie recognised the clothing as Katherine's and the body was able to be identified.
Katherine's throat had been slashed and she was laying face down, her underwear had been ripped and cut open and she had been subjected to a violent assault.
For years the case remained unsolved and it was heavily speculated that Katherine had been a victim of serial killer Ted Bundy despite Bundy's denial. 28 years after Katherine went missing the case took a surprising twist- authorities revealed DNA testing had identified 55-year-old William E Cosden Jr as Katherine's killer. Cosden was already in prison for rape and had a history of sexual violence.
Further evidence revealed that Cosden had been seen with what looked like bloodstains on his shirt in the early hours of 26th November at a truck stop frequented by young hitchhikers. Cosden had been a suspect for a long time but finally, the DNA evidence was strong enough for a conviction- he was charged and found guilty of Katherine's murder.
Donna Manson was a 19-year-old student at Evergreen State College, Olympia. She preferred spending time on her own and loved travelling and was a frequent hitchhiker. At the time of her disappearance, Donna was said to have been depressed and may have been suicidal at the time of her death.
On 2nd March 1974, Donna went missing, there was a delay in her being reported missing as she often hitchhiked and friends initially believed she had decided to travel without sharing her plans.
In 1978, the partial remains of a young woman were recovered near Mount Rainer, a multi-coloured shirt was found nearby which was similar to the one Donna was thought to have been wearing when she went missing. Donna was considered a strong possible match and was not ruled out. A forensic dentist determined a strong likeliness the skull was Donna's. Unfortunately, the remains were mishandled and were destroyed after examination, the x-rays and other documents relating to the body were lost.
Shortly before his execution in 1989, notorious serial killer Ted Bundy confessed to Donna's murder. He claimed her bodies had been recovered but not identified. Donna fit his victim profile- she was pretty with long dark hair and disappeared during the time Bundy was known to have been murdering young women in Washington. Bundy was also known to have dumped bodies near where Donna's remains were found. Authorities believe Donna to have been a victim of Ted Bundy although a conclusive link has never been made.
Caryn Eileen Campbell was a 23-year-old American woman. She worked as a nurse.
Caryn was on holiday with her fiance and his children, they were staying in Snowmass' Wildwood Inn ski resort and planned to go skiing and unwind as Caryn's fiancee needed to attend a conference nearby. On the evening of 12th January 1975, Caryn decided to go and get a magazine she had forgotten, she walked into the hallway to take the elevator upstairs to their second-floor room and never returned. Caryn's fiancee quickly realised something was wrong and called the police. Investigators were unable to find any signs of Caryn or any clues that may indicate where she had gone.
On 17th February, Caryn's nude and frozen body was found 25 feet away from a road- a passerby had noticed birds circling it. Caryn had been bludgeoned and beaten so brutally that one of her teeth had separated from her gums. The body had been exposed to the elements for too long for the cause of death to be established.
Caryn is now known to have been a victim of serial killer Ted Bundy who confessed to her murder. Bundy was sentenced to death for his crimes and was executed by the electric chair.
Before the successful abduction and murder of Susan Rancourt on 17th April 1974, Bundy had attempted to abduct at least two other girls from Central Washington University Campus.
One of his would-be victims Katherine Clara D'Olivo was a 21-year-old student at the time. She told police Bundy had approached her with a cast on his arm and a bag of books. He asked her to help him carry the books to his car but she had felt suspicious. Katherine never let Bundy walk behind her which may have saved her life as he often knocked his victims unconscious from begin. Bundy shifted his ruse, dropping his keys and asking Katherine to pick them up for him, stating he could not because of his injured arm. Katherine felt increasingly wary and suggested they both step back to look for them, she then very quickly picked up the keys, dropped them in his hand and left. Her distrust and cautious nature likely saved her life.
The second woman was Jane Curtis. Bundy approached Jane with the same ruse he had Katherine, asking her to help him carry books to his car and wearing a sling on his arm. Jane stated that Bundy asked her to enter his car but she refused, when he asked her a second time she dropped the books and ran away. The strange nature of Bundy asking Jane to get into his car has been noted- it was questioned why he did not give her a good reason to get in his car such as loading his books or offering to give her a lift as thanks for carrying his books.
Both Katherine and Jane described Ted Bundy's appearances very differently- Katherine gave details of a well-dressed man wearing glasses whereas Jane had met a man in shabby clothes, no glasses and a woollen hat. It has been suggested Bundy may have tried to disguise himself in case there was anyone around who had witnessed the first attempted abduction.
Susan Elaine Rancourt was an 18-year-old straight-A student also studying at the University of Central Washington. It is possible that Susan knew Bundy as she was acquaintances with Terry Storwick, Bundy's childhood friend. Some experts have noted that Susan looked different to Bundy's typical victim- she was blonde and curvy compared to the slim figured, brunette women he usually preyed on, some have suggested this was due to his increasing frustration at not successfully abducting his earlier two targets.
Susan took her clothes to the campus laundry room and then went to an advisory meeting, she mentioned to her friends she wanted to see a film afterwards and then collect her clothes. Susan was last seen leaving the advisor's meeting by herself at 9 pm, it was dark but the campus was busy. She was never seen again and was quickly reported as missing later that day.
On 3rd March 1975, Susan's fractured skull was later found on Taylor Mountain, a place where Bundy was known to dump his victims' heads. The rest of her body was never found. Bundy confessed to her murder shortly before he was executed.
Annette Nicholls was a 29-year-old woman from Ipswich.
Described as a lively and generous woman, Annette had once been a trained beautician with dreams of starting her own business. She wrote poetry in her free time. Annette was a mother of one, her mother was caring for her young son. She was close to her sister and proud of her appearance and family. According to friends, Annette had been a drug user for only a few years after an ex-boyfriend introduced her to the drug, a close friend said her transformation into an addict as being 'like flicking a switch' with her sister adding that 'She used to be such a together person. She was a brilliant mother, her house was immaculate and she would always make sure her car was insured and taxed. The next thing she was driving around with no insurance and I heard she was using drugs. We basically just lost her.' Annette became increasingly desperate to find the money for drugs and stole from others as well as working as a sex worker on the streets of Ipswich.
Annette was known to work as a sex worker in Ipswich’s infamous red-light district. Two months before Annette died she told police she had been dragged into an alleyway and raped, a man was arrested but after her death, the case was marked as undetected. She was initially thought to have gone missing on 4th December but seen in Ipswich town centre on 8th December. Her family reported her missing after they grew concerned at the news of other murders in the area.
On 12th December, the body of a young woman was found. When a helicopter flew over the crime scene, it was discovered that another body had also been dumped nearby. The second body was confirmed as being that of Annette Nicholls, her body had been deliberately posed in the cruciform position. An autopsy could not establish the cause of death
Serial killer Steve Wright, also known as the Suffolk Strangler, was confirmed to be Annette's murderer and is currently serving a life sentence. Wright murdered five young women who were working as sex workers in Ipswich. Annette is thought to have been his final victim.
Paula Lucille Clennell was a 24-year-old British woman from Northumberland who was living in Ipswich.
Paula's parents had separated when she was 14-years-old; her mother moved the family to Norwich, cutting all contact with Paula's father. She spent some of her childhood in a referral unit, it was shortly after being placed there that she began taking drugs. When Paula was 16 she was living with a man with who she would have three children, all of who were taken into care. Paula soon turned to drugs and shoplifting.
Paula's mother said Paula had been depressed after the birth of her first child which contributed to her drugs problem, she said "All she ever wanted was to be looking after her children, but heroin destroyed her life," adding that when social services took away Paula's children, Paula had given up and lost hope turning to heroin and working as a sex worker on the streets. In the weeks leading up to her death, Paula had told her sister, Alice, that she was 'terrified' of working on the streets but needed the money to get a permanent address and to get her children back.
On 5th December, Paula gave an interview to a local news reporter in which she said the two earlier murders had made her 'wary' but that she would continue to work on the streets as she 'needed the money.' Exactly one week later on 12th December Paula's body was found. An autopsy revealed the cause of death to be asphyxiation or compression of the throat. Her naked body was found near a roadside by a member of the public.
Paula was confirmed to have been murdered by Steve Wright, also known as the Suffolk Strangler. Wright killed five young women in Ipswich and is currently serving a life sentence for the murders.
Anneli Sarah Alderton, known to friends as Anni, was a 24-year-old woman from Ipswich, she was a mother to a young son, called Freddy, and in the early stages of pregnancy- something which may not have been known to her. Anneli was described by friends and neighbours as polite and lovely with a feisty side.
Anneli moved to Cyprus with her mother in 1992 and returned to Ipswich in 1997. She was said to have been a good student in high school with high grades and a lot of friends. When Anneli was 16 her father died from lung cancer, she was devastated and began drinking and using drugs, initially marijuana and then stronger drugs like crack cocaine and heroin. Anneli's addiction spiralled and she turned to prostitution as a way to make money, she also spent time in prison. Anneli's childhood friend described her as 'just a sad girl who took the wrong path but couldn't come back.'
On 3rd December Anneli was seen travelling to Ipswich by train, CCTV footage shows her arriving at 18.43, chilling video evidence shows her arranging her hair and exiting the carriage. This was the last confirmed sighting of her although rumours also circulated that she had been seen getting into a car. Anneli's family and boyfriend, who say they thought she had stopped working as a sex worker, speculated she may have needed money for Christmas and had spoken about wanting to buy her son gifts. Friends also speculated that Anneli would have 'put up a fight' and believed she could handle the dangers of working on the streets.
On 10th December Anneli's body was found by a motorist driving past woods. Anneli had been asphyxiated and her body was naked and posed in the crucifix position with her arms outstretched.
Steve Wright, also known as the Suffolk Strangler, is known to have murdered Anneli. Wright also killed four other women in a series of attacks against sex workers in Ipswich. He is serving a life sentence for the murders.
Tania Nicol was a 19-year-old British woman living in Ipswich.
In school Tania was described as giggly, caring and fun-loving with a kind spirit, she was often seen helping others and was a good friend. Tania began using drugs when she met a boyfriend who smoked marijuana during her school years. Friends described her descent into drug use as a 'surprise' and 'completely out of character.' After leaving school, Tania wanted to be a hairdresser but struggled with drug addiction and her life took a different path.
Tania had left home at 16 to work in a hostel, it is thought that around this time she developed an addiction to harder drugs such as cocaine and heroin. She had originally worked in massage parlours but was asked to leave due to suspicions she was using drugs. She turned to prostitution as a way of making money. Tania became withdrawn and argumentative when asked about what she was doing for a living and was reluctant to admit she was struggling.
On 30th October, Tania was reported missing; she was last seen leaving her parents' house, it is believed she was heading for Ipswich's red-light district.
On 8th December, six weeks after she had been reported missing, Tania's body was found discarded in a river. This was the second body found in a short space of time, Gemma Adams, a woman also working as a sex worker, had been found in a brook nearby.
It was later confirmed that Tania was murdered by Steve Wright, also known as the Suffolk Strangler. Wright is serving a life sentence for the murders of five sex workers in Ipswich. Tania was the youngest and first of his victims.
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Karen Sparks was a University of Washington student. Her name was sometimes reported as Joni Lenz or Terri Caldwell. She lived with her three male roommates. Karen was a dance major.
In February 1974, Ted Bundy entered the basement bedroom where Karen was sleeping. He beat Karen with a metal rod and sexually assaulted her. Karen believes that her male roommate spoke in his sleep next door causing Bundy to flee before he had time to abduct or kill her.
Karen's roommates discovered her beaten body later that night and called for help, she was unconscious for ten days following. Luckily Karen survived the attack but was left with horrific injuries including her bladder being split. She suffered from 50% hearing loss and 40% vision loss due to being beaten on the left side of her head, both of these put an end to her dance career. Karen had no memory of the attack.
After the attack, Karen remembered an older man staring at her while she was doing laundry and also thought she had seen a man peering through her window at 1 am days before the attack. Police believe Bundy may have been stalking her before the attack. One of the basement windows provided a direct view into Sparks' bedroom and a nearby tree may have given Bundy the chance to watch Karen without being seen. The students also often left their back door unlocked.
Weeks later another student, Linda Ann Healy, went missing from her bedroom leaving behind only bloody sheets. Linda is Ted Bundy's first confirmed murder.
On 8th November 1974, 18-year-old Carol DaRonch had been out shopping at the Fashion Palace Mall in Murray, Utah. She was in a bookshop when a man who said he was a police officer, showed her a police officer's badge and told her that there had been an attempted theft of her car. Carol felt suspicious, particularly since she had heard about a recent string of abductions and murders in the area, but reassured by the badge and followed the man to his Volkswagen Bug and got into the car. She did not realise at the time that the man was Ted Bundy.
Bundy suggested Carol put her seatbelt on but she declined. She felt suspicious that the man smelt of alcohol and noticed the passenger side draw didn't have an easily accessible handle. As the car drove away, things took a terrifying turn. Carol recalls she began to panic when he suddenly pulled over and attempted to handcuff her but only managed to handcuff one wrist. Despite Bundy threatening her with a gun, Carol was able to fight off Bundy and escape from the car. Bundy fought with Carol at the side of the road and attempted to hit her with a crowbar. Carol fought for her life and luckily got away. When a car approached them from the opposite direction Carol jumped in with the handcuffs still dangling from her wrist.
That same day, around four hours later, Bundy abducted and murdered 17-year-old Debra Kent.
Carol was one of the few survivors to live to tell a victim's account of Ted Bundy. She testified against him in court. She has since earned a degree in business management and lives with her partner in Utah, the same area she was living in with her parents when Bundy first approached her.
Brenda Carol Ball was 22-years-old when she went missing on 1st June 1972. Ted Bundy confessed to her murder while awaiting execution.
Brenda Ball was a small and slim woman who her friends described as a free spirit. At the time of her disappearance, she was said to be partying a lot and was unsure of the direction she wished her life to take. On 31st May 1972, she decided to go out drinking at her local, The Flame Tavern. It is known that Brenda stayed until closing time at around 2 in the morning on 1st June 1972. It is unknown how Ted Bundy approached her, witnesses state they saw her talking to a brown-haired man with his arm in a sling, which was a ruse Bundy was known to have used. Others recalled that Brenda was looking to hitchhike. Due to Brenda's free-spirited nature and love of hitchhiking she was not reported missing until 17th June, two and a half weeks later.
Bundy 'speculated' with investigators later that Brenda was abducted from the tavern parking lot to throw off police who were looking for a 'campus killer.' He also spoke in the third person about taking Brenda to a room where he has 'more or less consensual sex with her' before becoming overcome with the urge to kill and strangling her to death. Bundy's partial confession has been met with speculation from some experts who suggest it was more likely that he incapacitated Brenda and raped and murdered her close to the tavern.
On the 31st May, Bundy was spending time with his fiancee when at about 10 pm he grew anxious, restless and made excuses as to why he had to leave immediately. It has been suggested that he felt overpowered with the urge to go out and find a victim or that he had been stalking Brenda and knew the specific time she was likely to leave and attempt to hitchhike.
Brenda's skull, along with several others, was discovered in March 1975 in the woods, one of her temporal bones was missing suggesting Bundy may have struck her with a crowbar and conflicting with his statement he strangled Brenda without much other violence.
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