The house where Ted Bundy lived in Pennsylvania.
Serial Killer House in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, United States.
This is the house where serial killer Ted Bundy lived during the late 1960s.
The house is situated in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, which is on the northern outskirts of Philadelphia.
Bundy stayed here with his aunt, Julia Cowell, while he was attending Temple University. The general consensus is that he moved to Pennsylvania at some point in December of 1968.
Ted's stint at Temple University did not last long. In May of 1969, he dropped out of the university after completing one semester and decided to move back to Tacoma in Washington.
For three months, he stayed in Tacoma and worked at a saw mill. Then, in September of 1969, he moved from Tacoma to the Rogers Rooming house in Seattle.
Bundy's rape fantasies started to "mature" while he was living in the Keystone State. During his short stay here, he made frequent trips to New York City and Jersey Shore.
For example, he liked to visit 42nd Street in Manhattan, which had a seedy reputation for prostitution and sex shops until it was eventually "cleaned up" and revitalized during the 1990s. He also liked to hang around the beach at Ocean City in New Jersey. There, he would stare at women as they were sunbathing and "trail" some of them.
According to one of Bundy's confessions, he attempted his first abduction at Ocean City in the spring of 1969. However, his target managed to escape.
Bundy claimed that this incident made him realize that he was inept. Consequently, he decided to "cool it" for a number of years.
During his time in Philadelphia, Bundy also attempted to track down his biological father. However, he was unable to do so.
Where did Ted Bundy live in Pennsylvania?
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The full address for this location is:
4039 South Warner Road
South Warner Road is accessible via Germantown Pike in Lafayette Hill. The house is situated in a neighborhood called Whitmarsh Village. It is relatively close to Miles Park.
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- The house was built in 1950.
- It has three bedrooms and is approximately 1,500 square feet in size.
- In 2020, the house sold for $375,000.
- There is no evidence to suggest that any crime took place in this house. Bundy was 23 years old when he moved to this suburb outside of Philadelphia. He did not commit his first known attack until the age of 27.
- Although he is suspected of murdering Susan Margarite Davis and Elizabeth Perry near Somers Point in New Jersey on May 30th, 1969, his involvement in the crime has never been proven. A multi-agency team report that was compiled by the FBI indicates that Bundy had already moved back to the west coast before the double murder took place.
- During his early childhood, Bundy lived in Roxborough with his mother and grandparents. At the time, his name was Theodore Cowell. It wasn't until 1950 that his mother decided to move to Washington.
- Julia Taylor (nee Cowell) and her husband George Taylor purchased this property in 1954. George was an aircraft engine mechanic in the US Navy. On July 19th, 1957, George and eight other servicemen died after their P2V Neptune aircraft crashed into a mountainside in the Alps near Venice, Italy.
Photos of the house and other related images.
4039 South Warner Road.
This Google Street View image of 4039 South Warner Road was taken in September of 2018.
Ted Bundy attended Temple University in Philadelphia between January and May of 1969. That semester, he took political, science, and theatrical arts classes.
The building above belongs to the College of Liberal Arts.
Coordinates: 39.981028, -75.151851
This is an excerpt from the FBI's multi-agency investigative team report on Ted Bundy. As you can see, he lived in Pennsylvania until May of 1969.
After traveling to San Francisco to stay with friends for two or three weeks, he moved back to his parent's house in Tacoma, Washington.
42nd Street in Manhattan.
This Google Street View image of 42nd Street in Manhattan was taken close to 7th Avenue.
Bundy told psychiatrist Dorothy Lewis that he would often take the commuter train from Philadelphia to New York so that he could visit 42nd Street.
At the time, the area near Times Square had a reputation for sex shops, prostitution, and adult entertainment. According to Bundy, he found all of this exciting and appealing. It filled him with a sense of control and adventure.
Coordinates: 40.756511, -73.988051
This image of the living room was taken in 2015.
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