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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.

Then, one month later, he abducted Lynda Ann Healy from a nearby house at 5517 12th Ave NE.

While he was giving one of his third-person "pseudo confessions", Bundy postulated 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 is the rooming house?

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

GPS Coordinates.

The GPS coordinates for the rooming house are as follows.

  • Latitude: 47.658091
  • Longitude: -122.315559

Map.

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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 right beside the University of Washington and the U District Station.

Trivia about 4143 12th Avenue.

  • The house is 2,230 sqft in size and it 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 "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.

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.

A map that 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.

4143 12th Avenue.

4143 12th Avenue.

An aerial photograph of 4143 12th Avenue. The building to 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 in the image above.

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