The abduction and murder of Georgeann Hawkins:
Ted Bundy: I was, ahh — at about midnight that date(June 10, 1974) in an alleyway behind. like — I may have my streets wrong here — the sorority and fraternity houses, it would have been 45th - 46th - 47th? In the back of the houses, across the alley and across the other side of the block, there was a Congregational Church there, I believe. I was moving up the alley, ahh — handling a briefcase and some crutches. This young woman walked down — all around the north end of the block into the alley. She stopped for a moment and she kept on walking down the alley toward me. About halfway down the block, I encountered her. And asked her to help me carry my briefcase. Which she did — and we walked back up the alley, across the street, turned right on the sidewalk — in front of I think the fraternity house on the corner there. Around the corner to the left—going north on 47th, partway in the block, there used to be one of those parking lots they used to make out of burned-down houses in that area. The University would turn them into instant parking lots. There was a parking lot there at, ahhh..no lights, my car was parked there. Basically, when we reached my car, what happened was I knocked her unconscious with the crowbar.
Det. Robert Keppel: Where’d you have that?
Bundy: By the car.
Keppel: Right outside?
Bundy: Outside—in the back of the car.
Keppel: Could she see it?
Bundy: No. And then there were some handcuffs there, along with the crowbar. And I handcuffed her and put her in the drivers—or, I mean the passengers side of the car and drove away.”
Keppel: Was she alive or dead then?
Bundy: No. She was quite—she was unconscious, but she was very much alive.
I went to freeway. Went south on the freeway, turned off on the old floating bridge — I-90. She regained consciousness at this time. I went across the bridge to Mercer Island, past Issaquah. Up a hill. Down a road to a grassy area. I took the handcuffs off her, and….took her out of the van and took the handcuffs off her. Took her out of the car.
Bundy: No, it was a Volkswagen.
Keppel: You said van.
Bundy: Well, I’m sorry if I—it was a Volkswagen. Ahhh….Anyway, this is probably the hardest part—I don’t know… We were talking abstractly before, but we’re getting into—-we’re getting right down to it. I will talk about it but, It’s just—I hope you understand—It’s not something that I find easy to talk about, and, after all this time…..
One of the things that makes it difficult, at this point, she was quite lucid, talking about things…Funny—It isn’t funny, but it’s odd—the things that people say under those circumstances. And she thought—she said that she thought that she had a Spanish test the next day—and she thought that I had taken her to help get ready for her Spanish test. Odd. Things they say…… Anyway, the long and short of it was that I again knocked her unconscious. And strangled her, and dragged her about ten yards into the small grove of trees that was there.
Keppel: What’d you strangle her with?
Bundy: A cord—or, an old piece of rope that was there.
Keppel: Then what happened?
Bundy: Started the car up. By this time, it was just about dawn. The sun was coming up. And I went through my usual routine. I went through this routine—I would go through this—where I was just absolutely—on this particular morning, I was just absolutely, again just shocked—again just shocked, scared-to-death—-horrified.