Ann Marie Burr's house.
Crime Scene Location in Tacoma, Washington, United States.
On Thursday, August 31st, 1961, Ann Marie Burr vanished from this house in the North End area of Tacoma, Washington.
Ann, who was just eight years old, went missing during the middle of the night.
The following morning, Beverly Burr woke up early and realized that her daughter was gone. She also noticed that the front door was ajar and that the living room window was open.
Other than that, there were no signs of a struggle or any foul play.
Although the Burr's family dog was barking at some point during the night, the family ignored it because they believed that it was spooked by a passing rainstorm.
Barr's disappearance sparked a huge manhunt that included soldiers and members of the National Guard. It also started a national media frenzy.
According to neighbors, helicopters buzzed overhead and police went from door to door.
Sadly, despite the huge search effort, the authorities were unable to find any trace of the little girl.
Outside of the house, detectives discovered a size six or seven footprint. This has led to the theory that the 8-year-old may have been one of the earliest victims of serial killer Ted Bundy.
The size of the footprint suggests that the person behind the abduction of Burr may have been a teenager.
At the time, 14-year-old Ted Bundy was living with his family in the West End area of Tacoma. In addition, he was also a paperboy who reportedly delivered morning newspapers to some of Burr's neighbors.
This circumstantial evidence has led some authors to believe that a young Bundy may have been in the area at the time.
Ann Rule, who wrote a biographical book about Bundy, received an interesting email from one of his former classmates. According to the woman, Ted once asked her if she would like to see a dead body. Furthermore, this was in 9th grade—a time when Bundy would have been around 14 or 15.
While Bundy was sitting on death row, he denied any involvement in the disappearance of Ann. However, his denial did little to allay people's suspicions. This is because Bundy did not like to speak about certain murders—especially murders where the victim was noticeably young. Before his execution, he also told one detective that he would never talk about killings that took place "too close" to his own home.
Although Bundy is often touted as a person of interest in the case, the detectives who originally investigated her disappearance believe that someone else was involved.
Their prime suspect was a teenage neighbor who reportedly had an "unusual interest" in Ann Marie. They also reasoned that the young girl's abductor knew the family and the layout of their home.
Furthermore, Burr's mother, Beverly, does not remember seeing Bundy working in their neighborhood.
Despite hundreds of interviews and numerous leads, the disappearance of Ann Marie Burr still remains a mystery to this day.
In the aftermath of her abduction, her family continued to live in this house for another six years, until 1967.
Where did Ann Marie Burr live?
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The full address for this location is:
3009 N 14th St
The house can be found on North 14th Street. It is roughly two blocks east of the University of Puget Sound.
Details about the general area.
The house is situated in the North End of Tacoma, close to the University of Puget Sound and Baker Stadium.
Private property warning.
This is a private property. It is not a public place. Therefore, you should be respectful and not step foot on the property without permission.
- According to Zillow, the house costs around $686,600 (2021).
- The house has four bedrooms and is 1,874 sq ft in size.
- It is a one-and-a-half-story home.
- It was built in 1935 by Peter Madsen & Sons. The first owners were Sherman and Ruth Cooledge.
- The total size of the property is 5,040 sqft.
- In January of 1999, the house sold for $253,039.
- It was originally known as Cooledge House.
Photos of the house and other related images.
An aerial photograph of the red-brick house that Ann Marie Burr was living in. The detached garage in the yard was built in 1940.
3009 N 14th St.
This Google Street View image of the property was taken in May of 2019.
Ann's First Holy Communion.
A colorized photograph of Ann Marie Burr on her First Holy Communion.
What the house looked like back in 1961. This is what it looked like when she went missing.
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