Nancy Wilcox's house.
Crime Scene Location in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
On October 2nd, 1974, 16-year-old Nancy Wilcox left this house in Salt Lake City and was never seen again.
In January of 1989, serial killer Ted Bundy confessed to her abduction and murder.
That evening, Nancy stormed out of her home on Arnette Drive following an argument with her father. Shortly afterwards, one of America's most notorious serial killers spotted her walking along a nearby road and decided to attack her.
After creeping up on her and forcing her into an orchard, Bundy raped the young teenager and strangled her to death. He then placed her body into his Volkswagen Bug and drove away.
During one of his final confessions, he admitted to the crime and attempted to describe the general location where he dumped her body. However, he never gave the authorities a precise description of her whereabouts.
To this day, Nancy Wilcox's remains have never been found.
As a result, she is still listed as a missing person.
Where did Nancy Wilcox live?
Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.
The latitude and longitude coordinates for the house are:
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The full address for this location is:
2409 Arnette Dr
Salt Lake City
Arnette Drive is in Holladay, which is on the eastern outskirts of Salt Lake City. The general area is known as Millcreek. The house is just around the corner from Olympus High School.
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.
Trivia and other information.
- The house is 1,482 sqft in size and it was built in 1957.
- It was last sold in 2016.
- Nancy Wilcox was Ted Bundy's first victim in Utah.
Photos of the house and other related images.
The orchard where Ted Bundy murdered Nancy Wilcox.
This aerial image shows how close Nancy's house was to the orchard in Millcreek.
These days, the orchard in question no longer exists. The land is currently occupied by a housing development called Summerspring Court, which was built in 1987.
According to Bundy, he crept up behind Nancy while she was walking along the main roadway. He then forced her into the orchard, restrained her and put her into his car. Bundy claimed that he brought the young girl back to his apartment in Salt Lake City. He also stated that he didn't kill her until the next day.
However, law enforcement officials and "Bundy biographers" find this part of his confession difficult to believe. At the time, Bundy lived in a rooming house with other tenants. Such an act would have been incredibly risky on his part, especially if she was still alive.
Furthermore, during an earlier interview with author Stephen Michaud, he implied that the 16-year-old was strangled to death in the orchard because she raised her voice and refused to comply.
Coordinates: 40.686956, -111.822286
The main roadway.
This is 3900 South in Salt Lake City.
Judging by Bundy's description of the crime, it is likely that this is the road that Nancy Wilcox was walking along when he spotted her.
During his confession, he claimed that the teenager was walking along a "particularly dark stretch" on a "main roadway". He also described the orchard as "small" and "residential".
A Google Street View image of the house at 2409 Arnette Drive. This was taken in August of 2014.
The argument between Nancy and her father Herbert started after she told him that her high school boyfriend John Hood was coming around to pick her up. According to Nancy's relatives, the fight was ignited by the topic of John's pickup truck, which used to leak oil onto the driveway.
Because Nancy left the house in such a manner, it was initially presumed that she had run away.
"Bones not those of Bundy murder victim."
This article was published in the Spokesman-Review newspaper on March 23rd, 1989.
During his confession, Bundy claimed that he buried Nancy's remains near the Capitol Reef National Park in Utah. If he was telling the truth, then it means that he made a 400-mile round trip in order to dispose of her body.
Although the authorities discovered three separate sets of bones near the site, it was later determined that they all belonged to animals.
Bundy's decision to bury Nancy so far away may seem a bit excessive. However, there are two possible reasons for this.
Firstly, the skeletal remains of two of Bundy's victims had recently been discovered at a dump site in Issaquah. This discovery may have motivated him to put more effort into the disposal of Nancy's remains.
Secondly, this was his first victim since his move to Salt Lake City. Back in Seattle, the murders and disappearances of local women were receiving a large amount of attention from both the police and the media. Therefore, it stands to reason that he wanted to try and avoid creating a similar level of panic in Utah.
This would also explain why he decided to "branch out" into Colorado following the murder of Debra Kent.
Photographs of Nancy Wilcox.
Nancy was born on July 4th, 1958. She was just 16 years old when her life was suddenly snatched away from her.
According to her friends and family, she was a popular and funny young girl.
That night, it is likely that she was on her way to meet her boyfriend at Olympus High School. The school was only a short five-minute walk away from her house.
Reports suggest that John was at football practice that evening.
Sadly, like many of Bundy's victims, it seems as though she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Aerial photograph from 1972.
An aerial photograph of Salt Lake City from 1972. Courtesy of USGC.
In this image, you can see the old orchard. You can also see a small road between the orchard and 3900 South.
This location belongs to the following categories:Serial KillersMissing PeopleTed Bundy Utah LocationsUnsolved CasesTed Bundy Locations
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