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Cheryl Thomas: Crime scene location

This is the location where serial killer Ted Bundy attacked Cheryl Thomas.

At the time, the 21-year-old was living in a duplex at 431 Dunwoody Street in Tallahassee, Florida.

These days, the property no longer exists. Over the years, this street has undergone a significant number of changes.

In the early hours of January 15th, 1978, Bundy savagely assaulted four university students at the Chi Omega sorority house on West Jefferson Street. Two of the women were left dead, while the other two suffered serious injuries.

Despite causing such wanton carnage, it seems as though Bundy still wasn't satisfied.

Roughly one hour later, at around 4.30 a.m., he crept up to Thomas' duplex on Dunwoody Street, unfastened a mosquito screen on her kitchen window, and then climbed into her apartment.

Although he knocked over a flower pot by the window, Thomas presumed that it was just her kitten playing around. Consequently, she rolled over and went back to sleep.

That was the last thing that she remembered. The next thing she knew, she was in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with five skull fractures, a dislocated shoulder, nerve damage, hearing loss, and a broken jaw.

When Bundy's attack began, the neighbors on the other side of Thomas' duplex started hearing a loud, thumping noise. Their concern grew when they noticed that someone seemed to be whimpering.

After realizing that the commotion was coming from Thomas' apartment, they called her telephone to check if everything was OK. As the phone was ringing, they heard the sound of a table being moved across their neighbor's kitchen floor.

Sensing that something was wrong, the two women immediately called 911.

When the police arrived and knocked on Thomas' door, they didn't receive an answer. Moments later, they noticed that the mosquito screen on her kitchen window was ajar.

At that point, the officers entered the apartment using a spare key and found the young woman lying in a semi-conscious state on her bed.

It quickly became clear that she had been bludgeoned. Blood was on her bed and floor, and her face was bruised and swollen. A makeshift mask made out of pantyhose was also discovered among the bed sheets.

Although Thomas was fortunate to survive the attack, she was left with long-term hearing loss in one ear and balance issues that put an end to her dreams of becoming a professional dancer.

Cheryl Thomas crime scene location

The address and the GPS coordinates for this location are as follows:


431 Dunwoody Street, Tallahassee, Florida, FL 32304, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:

30.438633, -84.300298


Cheryl Thomas' house was on Dunwoody Street in College Town. The street is 100 feet east of the intersection between Varsity Drive and West Pensacola Street. It is relatively close to the Florida State University Visitor Center.


Photos of the house and other related images.

Aerial image of Tallahassee

Cheryl Thomas Tallahassee

This aerial image of the FSU campus in Tallahassee shows how close Cheryl Thomas' duplex was to the Chi Omega sorority house.

The distance between these two locations is 0.5 miles. On average, it takes about 10 minutes to walk from the sorority house to Dunwoody Street.

Bundy left the sorority house at 3 a.m. and was last seen fifteen minutes later on West Jefferson Street.

However, he didn't break into Thomas' apartment until around 4.30 a.m. His whereabouts during this one-hour period remain unknown.

At the time, the emergency services were attending the shocking crime scene at Chi Omega. Therefore, it stands to reason that he was skulking around and trying to avoid police vehicles.

431 Dunwoody Street

431 Dunwoody Street

This newspaper clipping was published in the Tallahassee Democrat on January 16th, 1978.

Street View

Cheryl Thomas now

This Google Street View image of Dunwoody Street was taken in February 2020.

The large parking garage at the end of the street was built in 2012. The condo on the left was constructed in 2007.

Inset is an image of Cheryl Thomas from 2019. That year, she took part in a 20/20 special about Bundy on ABC.

During her interview, she recalled how she woke up at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital a couple of days later. Because she had no recollection of the event, her mother had to break the news to her that she had been attacked.

After recovering from her injuries, she did not return to FSU. Although her dreams of becoming a professional dancer were dashed, Thomas eventually went on to teach ballet.

Cheryl Thomas' house


Thomas lived in a house that had been converted into a duplex.

During the conversion, the wall between the two units wasn't fully insulated. As a result, both tenants were able to hear each other pretty clearly.

If the wall had been properly insulated, her neighbors might not have heard her whimpering that night. It is also possible that they would have slept through the thumping sounds.

In the top right-hand corner, you can see the window and mosquito screen that Bundy crawled through.

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