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Lynda Ann Healy's house.

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Lynda Ann Healy's house.

This is the house where serial killer Ted Bundy attacked and abducted his first known murder victim, Lynda Ann Healy (21).

On the evening of Thursday, January 31st, 1974, Lynda and her roommates were drinking at a popular bar called Dante's on Roosevelt Way in Seattle.

However, they didn't stay out too late that night. The group left the bar pretty early because their friend Pete needed to catch a bus back to his place. Lynda also needed to be up at 05:30 for work the next morning.

According to her roommates, they returned to their house on 12th Avenue at around 22:00.

Lynda Healy goes missing.

The next morning, Lynda's alarm clock went off at 5:30 a.m., just like it always did. However, this time, it continued to ring and ring. When Lynda's roommate Karen Skavlem woke up 30 minutes later, she quickly realized that her roommates' alarm clock was still ringing.

When Karen went to check what was going on, she could see that the room was completely empty. Furthermore, there were no signs that anything was out of the ordinary.

As a result, she presumed that Lynda had simply left the house early to go to work.

However, later that day, Lynda's boss called the house. He was wondering why one of his most reliable employees had failed to turn up that morning.

It was at this stage that her roommates started to worry. They knew that this wasn't like her.

After a couple of hours passed by, there was still no sign of the missing college student. When Lynda's parents showed up for a planned dinner with their daughter, her roommates informed them about the situation.

Fearing the worst, her mother Joyce immediately called the police.

The basement room of the house is searched.

During a search of the room, it was noted that everything was extremely neat and tidy, including her bed. Lynda's roommates found this particularly strange, as she usually didn't bother making her bed on the mornings when she had to leave early for work.

After lifting the bedspread, they immediately spotted blood on the pillow and on parts of the bed sheets. They also found blood on her nightgown in the closet.

At this stage, it became very clear that something terrible had happened to Lynda Ann Healy.

Judging by the location of the blood, it seemed as though she had sustained a serious head injury. Furthermore, her abductor had gone through the effort of making her bed and putting her nightgown away.

Discovery.

For the next 13 months, Lynda's case remained a mystery. Despite a thorough investigation that involved 65 interviews and an exhaustive search of the neighborhood, police were unable to pinpoint a suspect or find any trace of the missing 21-year-old.

The young college student had been quietly kidnapped in the middle of the night by an unknown killer while one of her roommates slept in a nearby room.

Then, in March of 1975, two forestry students stumbled across human bones on Taylor Mountain in Washington. During a search of the site, police discovered the partial remains of four women.

Among these remains was the mandible (jaw bone) of Lynda Ann Healy. Fortunately, the police were able to confirm her identity by comparing the mandible against her dental records.

By this stage, the authorities were well aware that a predator was targeting women in the Seattle area. However, they still had no solid leads on his identity.

It wasn't until Ted Bundy was arrested in November of 1975 for the attempted abduction of Carol DaRonch that he became the prime suspect in the murders.

Lynda Ann Healy's house location.

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

GPS Coordinates.

The GPS coordinates for the house are as follows.

  • Latitude: 47.669083
  • Longitude: -122.315407

Map.

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Address.

The full address for this location is:

5517 12th Ave NE
Seattle
Washington
WA 98105
United States

Directions.

The house is halfway between NE 56th Street and NE 55th Street in the north of the University District. It is relatively close to Cowen Park.

Trivia and other information.

  • The house was built in 1906. It currently has four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
  • It was last sold for $175,000 in June of 1997.
  • It is a 20 minute walk away from the University of Washington.

Photos.

Photos of the house and other related images.


Bundy may have spotted Lynda at Dante's Tavern.

Dante's bar, Seattle.

Lynda and her roommates visited Dante's bar on the night that she went missing. At the time, Dante's was a popular dive bar for college students in the University District of Seattle.

The group ordered two pitchers between the four of them. However, they left pretty early because their friend Pete needed to catch a 21:41 bus back to his house.

A number of reports state that Ted Bundy used to frequent the bar in the 1970s. It is plausible that Bundy initially spotted Lynda and her friends at Dante's and then followed the group back home.

The walk from Dante's Tavern to Lynda's house on 12th Avenue was pretty short. The house was less than half a mile away and it would have taken the group only five minutes to walk the route. Therefore, it is possible that Bundy stalked them from afar and made a mental note of where the house was.

Unfortunately, Dante's was badly damaged by an electrical fire in August of 2015. Although there were plans to renovate the bar, it seems as though the estimated cost of the repair work was too high. In the end, the building was demolished to make way for an apartment building.

Currently, the premises is an empty lot.

Coordinates: 47.667271, -122.317355

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Lynda Ann Healy.

Linda Ann Healy.

Lynda Ann Healy was born on July 3rd, 1952. Her parents were James Russell Healy and Joyce Ann Strickland Healy.

At the time of her death in 1974, Healy was a psychology student at the nearby University of Washington. She was also in her senior year and due to graduate in a couple of months.

Lynda had a great interest in psychology and she was particularly focused on helping young people with intellectual disabilities.

Before moving to the University District to attend college, she lived in the Newport Hills area of Bellevue, which is in the suburbs of Seattle.

She was about 5'7" and weighed 115 pounds, with long brown hair and blue eyes. According to friends and family, she had a great singing voice. She also loved photography and liked to bring her camera everywhere.

Every day before class, Lynda would attend her job at Northwest Ski Reports, where she would announce the weather conditions for various ski resorts on the morning radio.

The morning she failed to turn up for work, her colleagues at the station speculated live on air that she must be sick.

Lynda Ann Healy's room.

Lynda Ann Healy's room

A police photograph of Lynda Ann Healy's room after the attack. A blood stain is visible at the top of the mattress, close to where her pillow was. The location of the blood on Lynda's bed and nightgown suggests that Bundy incapacitated her by striking her over the head with an object. 

It is likely that he attacked her in the middle of the night while she was sleeping.

To buy himself some time before any alarm was raised, Bundy put effort into cleaning up the room. He did this because he knew that her roommates could stumble across the crime scene at any moment.

Before he took the 21-year-old from the house, he tidied her bed and placed her bloody nightgown in the closet. Her regular clothes were also missing. This means that he either dressed her in the room or he took the clothes with him so that it looked like she had left on her own accord.

Once he finished tidying the room, he carried Lynda outside and put her in his Volkswagen Beetle. At this stage, it is likely that he drove to a predesignated spot on Taylor Mountain - an area where he frequently went camping.

It is unknown whether Lynda was dead or alive when Bundy took her from the house.

The side door that led to the basement.

Lynda Ann Healy house.

This is a photograph of the side door that led to Lynda's room in the basement.

According to Bundy, he checked one of the doors while he was prowling around and discovered that it was unlocked. At that point, he decided to leave and return later on when everyone was asleep.

After Lynda went missing, her roommates were alarmed to find this side door unlocked. They also noticed that the bike she used to travel around Seattle was left untouched.

Bundy lived less than a mile away.

4143 12th Avenue

At the time of the attack, Bundy was living at 4143 12th Avenue in the University District of Seattle.

This house is exactly 0.8 miles away from where Lynda was staying. It would have taken 10-15 minutes to walk the route by foot. By car, it was a short 5-minute drive.

Because of the short distance between the two houses, we can't discount the possibility that Bundy was stalking Lynda Ann Healy in the days leading up to the attack.

For example, he may have spotted Lynda one day as he was driving by her house. Or he may have seen her shopping in a local grocery store or cycling past his house on the way home from college.

Another interesting fact is that Bundy's girlfriend Liz was living half a mile away from Lynda's house at the time. Again, this puts him in close proximity to Healy.

It is also possible that Bundy's decision to target Lynda was far more random. For instance, it is just as likely that he was skulking around that night and peering in through windows. Since his late teens, Bundy was a "Peeping Tom" who liked to get drunk and prowl around.

Before they all went to sleep that night, one of Lynda's roommates thought that she saw a moving shadow outside of the house. However, the sighting was soon chocked off as paranoia.

Unfortunately, it is unlikely that we will ever find out how Ted Bundy selected Lynda Ann Healy.

Coordinates: 47.658097, -122.315538

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Her roommates.

Roommates

A photograph of her roommates. This was taken during a TV interview about her disappearance. Her roommates names were Karen Skavlem, Marti Sands, Jill Hodges and Lorna Moss. Please note that some of these names are fictional and that they are not ordered according to their appearance in the photograph.

Lynda and her mother.

Lynda's mother.

A photograph of Lynda and her mother Joyce. This was taken in September of 1967. At the time, she would have been 15 years old.

Her siblings.

Siblings

A photograph of Lynda holding her baby sister Laura. The young boy on the right is her younger brother Robert, whom she called Bob.

Family photos.

Family.

On the right is a photograph of Lynda's parents. Her father James died in 1998 at the age of 72. Her mother Joyce passed away on December 27th, 2020, due to complications from Covid-19.

The house in 1974.

The house in 1974

A photograph of what the house looked like back in 1974. At the time, it was painted a pale light blue.

Aerial photograph from 1977.

Aerial photograph from 1977

This aerial photograph from 1977 shows how close Lynda's house was to Dante's Tavern and Liz Kloepfer's house.

2021.

2021

A Google Street View image of Healy's former house. This was taken in December of 2021.

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