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Ted Bundy's house in Salt Lake City, Utah

This is the house where Ted Bundy lived while he was staying in Salt Lake City.

It is situated at 565 1st Avenue in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bundy stayed at this address between September 1974 and September 1975. At the time, the serial killer had recently started attending the University of Utah Law School.

Shortly after he moved here, women started to disappear from Utah, Colorado, and Idaho.

This is a rooming house, which means that it has multiple tenants who share the same facilities. Bundy lived in room #2. His old bedroom window is visible on the second floor, above the porch.

To the right of the building, there is a fire escape, which he reportedly used to come and go in the middle of the night.

On the left side, there is an entrance to a cellar. One roommate said that Bundy would sometimes go down into this cellar late at night. However, they didn't find it suspicious at the time because he was the designated property manager.

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The cellar was situated on the western side of the house (highlighted in red). Credit: Google Maps.

Following his arrest in August 1975, he consented to a search of his residence, during which the police found a book containing illustrations of various forms of torture.

In the final hours before his execution, he confessed to bringing two of his victims back to this address.

Bundy claimed that he kidnapped 17-year-old Debra Kent from her high school in Bountiful before bringing her back to his rooming house.

He said that he kept Kent in his room for a "period of time" before dumping her body 100 miles away at a site near Fairview Canyon.

He also claimed that he kept Nancy Wilcox at the house before murdering her.

There are some major doubts hanging over these statements, as the former law student was known to be untruthful at times.

Bundy continued to live at 565 1st Avenue until his move to Douglas Street in September 1975.

Ted Bundy's Utah house

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


565 1st Avenue, Salt Lake City, Utah, UT 84103, USA


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GPS coordinates

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:

40.770744, -111.872394


It is just around the corner from the Governor's Mansion. It is a 25-30 minute walk from the city center.

Details about the general area

The street is located in an affluent neighborhood called "The Avenues", which is in the northeast of Salt Lake City. It is relatively close to places such as the city center and Salt Lake City Cemetery.


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His room in Salt Lake City

Ted Bundy's room in Salt Lake City

His room sat above the porch at the front.

This is where he slept between September 1974 and September 1975.

During his death row confession, he claimed that he brought Debra Kent here on the night of November 8th, 1974.



This photograph of the property was taken in 1978. We have circled Bundy's bedroom window and the fire escape on the right side of the house.

Taking a victim back to his apartment would have been an extremely risky act on his part. For example, one tenant lived directly across from his room.

The bottom of the fire escape is roughly 5 feet off the ground. Carrying someone up this ladder would have been a difficult feat, especially if they were incapacitated.

On the other hand, we do know that he was willing to take bold risks on a number of occasions, especially when alcohol was involved.

Bundy had a "casual relationship" with one of the female tenants on the bottom floor. During one conversation, he told her about the time he stole a portable television from a store and got away with it.

Following his arrest in 1975, the police searched his apartment and found a program for the high school play that Debra Jean Kent attended on the night of her abduction.

Did Bundy bring victims back to his apartment?

Nancy Wilcox and Debra Kent

Bundy attacked and murdered Nancy Wilcox (16) on October 2nd, 1974. Then, roughly one month later, he abducted Debra Kent (17) from her high school in Bountiful.

During his final confessions on death row, Bundy claimed that he brought the two of these victims back to his apartment at 565 1st Avenue in Salt Lake City.

However, most investigators and crime authors are of the opinion that he wasn't being truthful in this case.

The problem with these claims is that Bundy was a full-blown narcissist and a compulsive liar who often made dubious claims. Therefore, it seems far more likely that he was stretching the truth in order to amplify his own notoriety.

In other words, he would have liked people to believe that he had successfully carried out such a daring act.

565 1st Avenue

565 1st Avenue

This Google Street View image of 565 1st Avenue was taken in June 2022.

Bundy left for Utah on September 2nd, 1974.


Ted Bundy cellar location

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There is an urban legend in Utah that Ted Bundy used an old cellar on Emigration Canyon Road to torture and murder some of his victims.

However, this is incorrect, as the cellar in question has no connection to the case.

It is not mentioned in any of the police files, interviews, or confessions. Furthermore, it does not appear in any reputable books.

If you read about each victim's case, you will see that it was just a random location that someone mistakenly attributed to him.

The origin of this myth is most likely rooted in the fact that there was a cellar at Bundy's rooming house in Salt Lake City, which he may have used to "keep" Wilcox and Kent.

However, over the years, the location of this cellar was somehow transplanted to this site off Emigration Canyon Road.

Coordinates: 40.751504, -111.801976

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