The courthouse where Ted Bundy escaped

Escape Location in Aspen, Colorado

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The courthouse where Ted Bundy escaped

This is the courthouse where serial killer Ted Bundy escaped from custody.

It is called Pitkin County Courthouse, and it is located at 506 East Main Street in Aspen, Colorado.

Bundy escaped by jumping out of the second-story window that is highlighted in the image above.

At the time, Bundy was serving a 1–10 year prison sentence for the abduction of Carol DaRonch in Salt Lake City.

In June 1977, he was transferred from Utah to Colorado to face trial for the murder of Caryn Campbell.

On June 7th, 1977, he arrived at the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen for a preliminary hearing.

The judge allowed him to be unshackled because he had decided to represent himself.

During a recess, Bundy was given permission to use the law library on the second floor of the courthouse so that he could do some research for his case.

Although a guard accompanied Bundy, a bookcase in the library stood between them.

Unrestrained and hidden from plain view, Bundy decided that it was now or never. At that point, he quietly opened the window and jumped.

After hitting the ground and injuring his ankle, he removed some of his clothing and limped southward, towards Aspen Mountain.

Fortunately, his escape was short-lived, as he missed important trails and became lost in the hills. In the days that followed, he aimlessly wandered around and broke into empty cabins for food and other supplies.

After walking back towards Aspen (he mistakenly headed north instead of south), Bundy stole a car beside a golf course and drove back into town.

By that point, he was sleep-deprived, hungry, and in constant pain from the ankle injury that he had sustained while jumping from the courthouse window.

Shortly afterwards, he was arrested and taken back into custody after two police officers noticed his vehicle driving erratically.

Pitkin County Courthouse

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


506 E Main Street, Aspen, Colorado, CO 81611, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the courthouse are:

39.190579, -106.817634

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