Lynda Ann Healy's house.
Crime Scene Location in Seattle, Washington, United States.
This is the house where serial killer Ted Bundy attacked and abducted his first known murder victim, Lynda Ann Healy.
It is situated at 5517 12th Avenue NE in Seattle, Washington.
On the evening of January 31st, 1974, Lynda and her roommates were drinking at a popular bar called Dante's Tavern, which was situated on Roosevelt Way.
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 5.30 a.m. the next morning for work.
According to her roommates, they returned to their house on 12th Avenue at around 10 p.m.
Lynda Healy goes missing.
The next morning, Lynda's alarm clock radio went off at 5:30 a.m., just like it always did. However, this time, it continued to play.
Thirty minutes later, Lynda's roommate, Karen Skavlem, woke up and realized that her roommate's radio was still playing.
When she checked the room to see what was going on, she saw that it was completely empty. Furthermore, there were no signs that anything was out of the ordinary.
As a result, she presumed that Lynda had already left the house to go to work.
However, later that day, Lynda's boss called the house and asked why one of his most reliable employees had failed to show 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, 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.
When a detective searched the room, it was noted that everything was extremely neat and tidy, including her bed.
Her roommates found this particularly strange, as she usually didn't bother making her bed on days 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 that point, it became very clear that something terrible had happened to Lynda.
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.
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 a human skull 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.
The police were able to confirm her identity by comparing the mandible against her dental records.
By that 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.
Lynda Ann Healy's house location.
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5517 12th Ave NE
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.
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.
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Bundy may have spotted Lynda at Dante's Tavern.
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 9.41 p.m. bus back to his house.
Bundy frequented Dante's and another nearby tavern called O'Banion's. Therefore, it is possible that he initially spotted Lynda and her friends in the area and decided to follow 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 get there.
This raises the possibility that Bundy stalked them from afar and made a mental note of where they were living.
Sadly, 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, it is an empty lot.
Lynda 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 murder, Healy was a psychology student at the nearby University of Washington. She was in her senior year and was 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.
On the morning that she failed to show up for work, her colleagues at the station speculated live on air that she must be sick.
Lynda Ann Healy's room.
This is 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 one of 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. It is likely that he took these clothes with him so that it would look like she had gotten dressed and left on her own accord.
Once he had finished tidying the room and "staging" the crime scene, he carried Lynda outside and put her in his Volkswagen Bug. 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.
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, 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.
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 him 10–15 minutes to walk the route by foot. By car, it was a 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 the coed while 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 her.
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 the neighborhood and peering in through people's windows that night.
Bundy was a "Peeping Tom" who liked to get drunk and prowl around. By 1974, he had been engaging in this type of behavior for so long that it was almost second nature to him.
Therefore, it is possible that he saw the lights on and decided to take a closer look.
Before they all went to sleep that night, one of Lynda's roommates thought that she saw a moving shadow outside the house. However, the sighting was soon written off as paranoia.
It is unlikely that we will ever find out how Ted Bundy selected Healy.
Coordinates: 47.658097, -122.315538
This image of her roommates 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.
This is a photograph of Lynda and her mother, Joyce. It was taken in September of 1967. At the time, she would have been 15 years old.
Lynda holding her baby sister Laura. The young boy on the right is her younger brother Robert, whom she called Bob.
Lynda's parents are pictured on the right. 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.
This photograph of the house was taken in 1974. At the time, it was painted a pale light blue.
The Google Street View image above was taken in December of 2021.
The house was built in 1906. It has four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
According to public records, it was last sold for $175,000 in June of 1997.
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