Home » Ted Bundy Utah Locations » This Location

The Utah location where Ted Bundy was arrested in 1975.

Place of Interest in West Valley City, Utah, United States.

Skip to address »

Ted Bundy's 1975 arrest location.

This is the location where Utah Highway Patrol Sergeant Bob Hayward arrested serial killer Ted Bundy in 1975.

At the time of the arrest, there was an old gas station at this lot. These days, it is home to a Starbucks coffeehouse.

In the early hours of August 16th, 1975, Sergeant Bob Hayward chased a Volkswagen Bug for a mile and a half through the streets of Granger until the driver of the car finally decided to pull over at this spot near Interstate 215.

Hayward became suspicious after he spotted Bundy's vehicle speeding off from a parked position on Brock Street with no headlights on.

After the Volkswagen Bug took off, the officer proceeded to chase after it in his green 1974 Plymouth Fury. Because Hayward was driving an unmarked vehicle, it is possible that Bundy didn't realize he was being pursued by a police officer.

For the next five minutes, the two cars raced through the quiet residential streets of Granger until Bundy ran a stop sign and pulled out onto the main road at 3500 South. After driving eastbound along 3500 South for about 0.3 miles, Bundy finally decided to pull into the old gas station.

When the two cars came to a stop, Bundy jumped out of his vehicle and started walking towards the green Plymouth. However, Hayward was quick to pull out his .357 Magnum and order him to step back.

Once the situation was under control, Hayward called for backup. When another trooper arrived at the scene, Hayward asked Bundy if he could look through his vehicle. Feeling surrounded, Bundy complied.

It wasn't long before the officer discovered a brown bag on the floor of the Volkswagen. The bag contained trash bags, rope, a ski mask, a makeshift mask made out of pantyhose, a crowbar, and other tools. Sensing that he was onto something, Hayward decided to open the front trunk of the Bug. Crammed in at the side were a pair of brand new handcuffs.

At that stage, the officers decided to arrest Ted Bundy on suspicion of burglary. They had no idea that the bag in question was actually a "murder kit" and that the man standing in front of them was one of America's most notorious serial killers.

At the time, Ted's name was already floating around law enforcement circles as a potential suspect in the murders and disappearances of several women in the Washington state area.

Furthermore, Salt Lake County Deputy Sheriff Jerry Thompson noticed that Bundy and his vehicle matched the description of a suspect who attempted to abduct Carol DaRonch from a shopping mall in Murray, Utah.

As a result, investigators from several counties immediately began to focus their attention on him.

Where was Ted Bundy arrested in 1975?

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

GPS coordinates.

The latitude and longitude coordinates for the arrest location are:

40.696490, -111.958333

Map.

To view directions on how to get there, you can use the Google Maps shortcut below:

Google Maps Link

Address.

The full address for this location is:

3500 S
West Valley City
Utah
UT 84119
United States

Directions.

The site sits on the corner of 3500 S and 2700 W in Granger. It is right across the road from Valley Fair Mall.

Trivia and other information.

  • Within four days, detectives in Seattle had learned that one of the men on their list of suspects had been arrested.
  • Ted Bundy was found guilty of kidnapping and assaulting Carol DaRonch. Following his conviction, he was sentenced to 1–15 years in prison.
  • In October of 1976, he was charged with the murder of Caryn Campbell in Colorado. However, he managed to escape from prison while he was awaiting trial.
  • This was his first arrest. His second (and final) arrest took place in Florida in 1978.

Photos.

Photos of the arrest location and other related images.


Route.

Route bundy arrest utah

This aerial image shows the route that Bundy took before he was arrested. As you can see, he drove north up through Lehi Drive and then circled back towards 3500 South.

At that stage, he continued eastbound before finally pulling in at the intersection between 3500 South and 2700 West.

Although Bundy was hoping to lose Hayward, the trooper's Plymouth Fury proved to be too powerful for him to shake off.

3500 S.

3500 S.

This Google Street View image of the site was taken in April of 2021.

These days, the lot is home to several retail units. Judging by older Street View images, the building was constructed in 2007.

Brock Street.

Brock Street

Sergeant Bob Hayward spotted the Volkswagen Bug on Brock Street.

At the time, Bundy had temporarily parked outside of #3381.

Coordinates: 40.698775, -111.962043

Google Maps link.

Hayward didn't plan on driving up Brock Street.

Sergeant Bob Hayward

Inset is a photograph of Sergeant Bob Hayward.

That night, Hayward was on Hogan Street doing paperwork in his unmarked car when three vehicles drove by. At around the same time, word came out over the radio that a local party had been broken up.

Believing that the cars were being driven by a bunch of drunken teenagers, the trooper decided to give chase.

His original plan was to drive westbound across Lemay Avenue (the dashed line) and cut the teenagers off. However, in the heat of the moment, Hayward mistakenly turned right onto Brock Street.

Frustrated with his mistake, the trooper decided to turn on his high beams and speed up. As he was driving up Brock Street, the Volkswagen suddenly shot out of one of the driveways in front of him and sped off.

Realizing that the driver was probably up to no good, Hayward decided to chase after it.

Interestingly, this means that a single blunder led to the capture of one of America's worst serial killers.

Bundy's arrest location.

Bundy's arrest location

This is an aerial image of the old gas station where Bundy was arrested in August of 1975. 

The photograph was taken in 1972.

The large building on the right is Valley Fair Mall.

This location belongs to the following categories:

Serial KillersTed Bundy Utah LocationsTed Bundy Locations
Follow us.

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to see future locations.

Facebook Twitter

Closest locations.

Other locations that are relatively close to this place.

The mall where Ted Bundy abducted Carol DaRonch.

Roughly 7 miles away.

Crime Location in Murray, Utah, United States

View Location

Leslie Knudson's house.

Roughly 8 miles away.

Place of Interest in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

View Location

The pizza parlor where Melissa Smith was last seen.

Roughly 8 miles away.

Crime Location in Midvale, Utah, United States

View Location

Ted Bundy's apartment in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Roughly 8 miles away.

Serial Killer House in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

View Location

Ted Bundy's "B Street" address.

Roughly 8 miles away.

Serial Killer House in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

View Location

Newest Locations

The location where actor Bobby Driscoll was found dead.

Place of Interest
East Village, New York, United States

View Location

The apartment where actor Corey Haim died.

Place of Interest
Los Angeles, California, United States

View Location

The stairs from Joker (2019).

Filming Location
The Bronx, New York, United States

View Location

The street where Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna.

Crime Location
Los Angeles, California, United States

View Location