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The mall where Ted Bundy approached Leslie Parmenter.

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Leslie Parmenter - Crime scene location.

This is the mall parking lot where serial killer Ted Bundy attempted to abduct 14-year-old Leslie Parmenter.

It is situated on Blanding Boulevard in the southwest of Jacksonville, Florida.

Back in 1978, this was the location of a Kmart department store. Judging by recent Google Street View images, it is now an Amazon Hub.

On February 8th, 1978, Leslie Parmenter left Jeb Stuart Junior High School and walked over to this parking lot across the street.

At the time, she was looking for her brother Danny, who was supposed to pick her up from school.

Shortly after she entered the lot, Ted Bundy pulled up beside her in a white van and approached her.

Bundy, who had recently purchased a hunting knife at a store on Normandy Boulevard, was desparately searching for his next victim. By that stage, 24 days had passed since he attacked four women at the Chi Omega sorority house in Tallahassee.

According to Leslie, he looked unkempt and was wearing a plastic badge that read "Richard Burton - Fire Department". He also appeared to be nervously fidgeting with his coat pockets.

After walking up to the young teenager, Bundy introduced himself as Richard Burton and claimed that he was from the Fire Department. He then asked her if she had just left Jeb Stuart Junior High School.

Fortunately, Leslie was extremely suspicious of this fidgety, disheveled man. Not only did he give her the creeps, she could see that the plastic badge on his coat was obviously fake.

Although she attempted to walk past him, Bundy cut her off and kept asking her questions. However, as he was doing so, Leslie's older brother, Danny, arrived at the mall and noticed the encounter.

After seeing this strange man badgering his sister, Danny drove up beside him and asked him what he wanted. At that point, Bundy became flustered and mumbled "nothing" before hurrying back towards his van.

When Danny marched over to Bundy's van and demanded to know why he had been talking to his sister, he claimed that he had mistaken her for someone else. During this short exchange, Bundy was so nervous that his voice started to tremble.

Moments later, "Richard Burton" rolled up his window and quickly drove away.

Although Danny attempted to follow the van, it managed to slip away in the traffic. Fortunately, he was able to take down the license plate before he lost sight of it.

The vehicle's license plate confirmed that it was Ted Bundy who approached Leslie Parmenter on February 8th, 1978. The following day, he used the exact same van to abduct 12-year-old Kimberly Leech from Lake City.

Where did Bundy approach Leslie Parmenter?

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS Coordinates.

The GPS coordinates for the lot are as follows.

  • Latitude: 30.257353
  • Longitude: -81.740918

Map.

Open 30.257353, -81.740918 in Google Maps to view directions on how to get there.

Address.

The full address for this location is:

4645 Blanding Boulevard
Jacksonville
Florida
FL 32210
United States

Directions.

The former mall sits between Blanding Boulevard and Wesconnett Boulevard in the Confederate Point neighborhood of Jacksonville.

Photos.

Photos of the lot and other related images.


4645 Blanding Boulevard.

Danny Parmenter

This Google Street View image of 4645 Blanding Boulevard was taken in January of 2022.

As you can see, it is now the location of an Amazon Hub.

Judging by older Google Street View images, the former mall had been lying vacant for nearly 10 years before Amazon started using it.

In the top right-hand corner, you can see a photo of Danny Parmenter, who frightened Bundy off.

This was the second time that he had attempted to abduct someone from a shopping mall. Four years earlier, he lured Carol DaRonch away from Fashion Place in Utah. However, that attempt also ended in failure when she fought him off and ran away.

Following this incident, he must have cursed his "bad luck" with department stores.

Vacant.

Vacant mall

This is an older image of the entrance to the mall. At the time, the building was still vacant.

Newspaper.

Newspaper

Image source: The Orlando Sentinel

Leslie was the daughter of James Lester Parmenter, who was the chief of detectives at the Jacksonville Police Department.

The license plate number "13D11300" proved to be a match with a van that Bundy had stolen from Florida State University in Tallahassee.

Note that the date in this news article is incorrect. Leslie was approached on February 8th, not February 9th.

Jeb Stuart Junior High School.

Jeb Stuart Junior High School

This aerial image shows how close Leslie's school was to the Kmart mall.

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