The location where Ted Bundy dumped the body of Caryn Campbell.
Crime Scene Location in Aspen, Colorado, United States.
This is the location where serial killer Ted Bundy dumped the body of Caryn Campbell.
On January 12th, 1975, Bundy managed to lure the 23-year-old away from the Wildwood Inn in Snowmass Village and abduct her.
One month later, a local worker discovered Campbell's frozen remains at this section of the roadside on Owl Creek Road. The woman stopped her vehicle at this spot after she noticed that something on the bank was attracting the attention of nearby birds.
Although we will never know for sure how Bundy managed to abduct Caryn, it is likely that he feigned an injury and asked her to help him carry something back to his car.
At that point, he probably led her to a nearby parking lot, where he struck her over the head and kidnapped her. A postmortem examination revealed that the young nurse had three head injuries.
When the attack took place, it was dark and extremely cold. Therefore, it stands to reason that the parking lot in question was deserted.
Caryn Campbell was from a town called Dearborn, which lies to the west of Detroit, Michigan. Shortly before her murder, she had traveled to the Wildwood Inn in Colorado with her fiance and his two children.
The last confirmed sighting of her was on the second floor of the inn, when she stepped off the elevator while en route to her room.
According to her fiance, she left the lobby and went upstairs because she wanted to get a magazine. Because the magazine remained untouched, it is likely that she never made it that far.
Notably, the corridor in question overlooks the pool area at the Wildwood Inn. This opens up the possibility that Bundy made contact with her from below.
For example, she may have spotted him fumbling around on crutches and offered to help. That or he simply called out to her and asked her for assistance.
Sadly, Caryn fell for his ruse and was lured to her death. After beating her and raping her, Bundy strangled the 23-year-old to death in his Volkswagen Beetle. He then discarded her body on the side of Owl Creek Road.
Where was Caryn Campbell's body found?
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Owl Creek Road
It is located between Snowmass Village and Aspen. The site is about 250 yards east of the Tom Blake trailhead. It sits a few feet to the north of Owl Creek trail.
Photos of the site and other related images.
Owl Creek Road.
This is an aerial image of the area. It is exactly 3.1 miles away from the Wildwood Inn in Snowmass Village.
The general location where a local worker discovered the remains of Caryn Campbell is circled in red.
As you can see, it is just a short distance away from the entrance to Mandalay Lane.
The spot where Ted Bundy dumped Caryn Campbell's remains.
Shortly after raping and murdering Caryn, Bundy drove eastward before stopping at this spot on Owl Creek Road.
He then lifted her body out of his car and threw it down the bank.
At the time, it was extremely cold and the area was covered in snow. As a result, he did not put much effort into concealing her remains.
The Wildwood Inn.
This is a Google Street View image of the Wildwood Inn at 40 Elbert Lane. It was taken in August of 2019.
On the night of January 12th, 1975, Caryn was staying at this inn with her fiancé, Dr. Raymond Gadowski, and his two children.
Gadowski was a cardiologist. That week, he was attending a medical conference in Aspen.
Sensing the opportunity to turn it into a skiing vacation, he decided to bring Caryn and his two kids along with him.
In the aftermath of his fiancée's disappearance, Raymond waited at the inn for a week in the hope that she would return. Sadly, that never happened.
Gadowski remarried a couple of years later. He passed away in February of 2022 at the age of 78.
This satellite image highlights the distance involved.
The Wildwood Inn is 3.1 miles away from the location where Caryn Campell's remains were discovered.
The couple arrived at the inn one day before Caryn went missing.
After Bundy dumped her body at the side of the road, local animals dragged it further down the bank.
These days, the hotel is called the Wildwood Lodge.
This Google Street View image from the southern side of the property shows how the walkways to the rooms overlook the pool area in the middle.
As you can see, Caryn was walking along an exterior hotel corridor.
This opens up the possibility that Bundy made contact with her from below.
This location belongs to the following categories:Crime ScenesSerial KillersTed Bundy Locations
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