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4143 12th Avenue: Ted Bundy's rooming house in Seattle.

This is the unassuming house where serial killer Ted Bundy stayed while he was living in the University District of Seattle.

Bundy moved into 4143 12th Avenue in September of 1969. At the time, he had only recently arrived back in Washington following a six-month-long stay in Philadelphia.

The house in question is a rooming house, which means that it has multiple tenants who share the same facilities. Back then, it was known as the "Rogers' Rooming House". While Bundy was living here, he would have been living alongside other university students.

The fence around the outside is there to prevent "true crime tourists" from trespassing on the property.

Bundy lived on the second floor for four years until he left for Utah on September 2nd, 1974.

He started his crime spree while he was living here in January of 1974. He attacked his first known victim, Karen Sparks, in a house that was less than half a mile away.

The following month, he kidnapped Lynda Ann Healy from a nearby house at 5517 12th Ave NE.

While he was giving one of his third-person "pseudo confessions", Bundy theorized that the killer of Brenda Carol Ball may have picked her up at a bar and brought her back to his rooming house. Once there, they had "consensual sex" before he strangled her to death in her sleep.

If he was telling the truth about this crime, then it means that Bundy murdered at least one of his victims at this location.

Where did Ted Bundy live in Seattle?

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

GPS coordinates.

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the rooming house are:

47.658107, -122.315845

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Address.

The full address for this location is:

Rogers' Rooming House
4143 12th Ave NE
Seattle
Washington
WA 98105
United States

Details about the general area.

The house is situated in the University District. It is close to the University of Washington and the U District Station.

Trivia about 4143 12th Avenue.

  • The house is 2,230 sq ft in size and was built in 1922.
  • It has five bedrooms.
  • In 2021, property website Zillow estimated that it was worth $1.5 million.
  • When Ted's girlfriend, Elizabeth Kloepfer, saw his room for the first time, she noted that it was "spotless."
  • One of Ted's roommates described him as kind, intelligent, and easy to get along with.
  • The house was owned by Ernst and Freda Rogers. Hence the name, the "Rogers' Rooming House".
  • Ernst passed away at some point in 1975.
  • While Ted was living here, he liked to frequent bars such as Dante's Tavern and O'Banion's Tavern.
  • According to Robert Keppel in the book "The Riverman", Bundy told FBI analyst Bill Hagmaier that he kept the heads of at least four women in this apartment. However, this may have been a lie.

Photos.

Photos of the rooming house and other related images.


Rogers' Rooming House.

Rogers Rooming House

At the time, this was known as the "Rogers' Rooming House". Bundy stayed in a room at the back.

Front door.

Front door

Another angle, which shows the front door.

Distance to Karen Sparks' house.

Distance to Karen Sparks' house.

This map shows the distance between Bundy's place and the house where he attacked Karen Sparks.

As you can see, it was just a few blocks away.

Judging by Google Maps, it would have taken him roughly five minutes to walk between these two locations.

4143 12th Avenue.

4143 12th Avenue.

An aerial photograph of 4143 12th Avenue. The large building on the left is called the Campus Apartments.

His room.

Room.

His apartment was on the second floor, in the south-west corner of the building. It is visible from the street behind the house. We have highlighted the window in red.

Street View.

Street View

This Google Street View image is from May of 2019.

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