Ted Bundy Evidence Taylor Mountain: 158 items – Denied, Destroyed, Discounted For Decades

The alterations, redactions, and cross off/whiteouts on documents of original street files and records of the cases in Bundy in WA State are not those typically seen as defined by law.  These are done on critical elements of the case that change the interpretation of the data to what it became publicly and which, if revealed, contradict the public story and would raise serious questions about ethical and legal conduct in an investigation.  Examples:  the whited out area of the original search map that showed Tiger Mountain in addition to Taylor Mountain being an area of significant finds; the original unaltered search and rescue reports; the areas crossed off Bundy communications and witness statements that contradict the publicly stated scenario defined by Keppel, references to critical and incriminating evidence taken in early by officials against Bundy and denied publicly even to this day, and back dated records, and so on.  This isn’t an example of one or two occurrences but many throughout the over 1000 pages of files released to me and the over 10 hours of original recordings.  The forensics of the case were neglected and denied while media for profit was pursued.  The officials focused for years and still do on whatever Bundy said or didn’t say rather than on an objective forensic in-depth evaluation of all evidence not only within a state but across several states and the evidence DOES in fact correlate into other jurisdictions and states besides King County.  They don’t talk about important cases like Laura Aime’s where witnesses had seen Bundy stalking her and she had been held alive or Melissa Smith who had been held alive.  They don’t talk about the keys that matched the handcuffs found on DaRonch which were sent to FBI in 1974 and they don’t talk about the fact that they knew there was a survivor of multiple kidnappings [me].  There is much about Bundy that they suppress even while they spin conjecture and suppression as fact.

Here is the list of evidence found on site in the searches of Taylor and Tiger Mountain in March of 1975.  This list is taken directly from the original files and is documented in the search notes of the people on scene.  These were not “kids” as Keppel claimed in his book, “Riverman” but professionals who drove many miles to assist and included not only Civil Air Patrol but also police from other counties and jurisdictions…There were several hundred people on site and countless man hours of investigation.  Keppel spun it as though he was the only one who found anything critical and that nothing was found and empty boxes were carried out to fool the press.  It’s so condescending to the public, so untruthful and insulting given the gravity of the situation that it makes me wonder why it was empowered and supported by those higher up in authority.

  1. bone fragments
  2. little piece white moldy stuff
  3. plant mold
  4. hair [found at 55’ in 1000/1000] hair was sent to FBI for analysis
  5. blond hair [found at 60’ in 1000/1000]
  6. piece of bone
  7. piece of bone
  8. bones
  9. nylon cord [found 56’ 1000/1000]
  10. clothing [find is not noted as to type or location]
  11. bone (animal)
  12. animal dung
  13. clothing [find is not noted as to type or location]
  14. some large bones [find is not noted as to type or location]
  15. ladies blouse, bright yellow print [find is not noted as to location – Rancourt was noted as wearing a yellow short sleeve sweater at the time of her disappearance – summer sweaters, short sleeved, can be mistakenly called blouse]
  16. flesh [find is not noted as to type or location]
  17. bone [1’ long] [find is not noted as to location]
  18. bone
  19. hair (black) animal
  20. jawbone (animal)
  21. bone
  22. skull [found at 13’ A]
  23. bones and animal remains
  24. part of yellow coat, white sweater [Rancourt was wearing a yellow coat at time of disappearance – it is noted in her missing persons report]
  25. chemical bottles [Bundy showed Liz a date rape drug he’d made in Utah]
  26. bones
  27. thermos bottle [found near a victim skull – could have been used for imbibing – should have been preserved for DNA]
  28. bones, arm rib [find is not noted as to location]
  29. T-shirt/blue cloth, blue sock [could have been tested for DNA if protected and preserved]
  30. blue jean material [several girls missing were in jeans – on map near #55, a tennis shoe]
  31. bone
  32. bone [found at 130’ in 1000/1000]
  33. bone [found at 130’ in 1000/1000]
  34. part of skull [found 6’ from #22]
  35. 10-12” bone [found 31’ D]
  36. bone fragments [location not noted but found by CAP – Civil Air Patrol]
  37. jawbone [found 36’D] by CAP (Civil Air Patrol)
  38. bone fragment
  39. scapula [found 46’ D] by CAP (Civil Air Patrol)
  40. bone 1” long/1”wide
  41. fragment bone – fresh?
  42. bone fragment 4” long [found 145’ D]
  43. jacket (purple) Keppel find [found 30’ from base truck on list – on map near creek and #57]
  44. hair short blond [hair samples were sent to FBI for analysis]
  45. clothing [what kind of clothing – in one notation bras were found – why weren’t they protected and tested?]
  46. bone 4.5” long [found 71’ line 50 – No to A]
  47. clothing [location not noted/CAP – again what kind and description?]
  48. rodent hair in dung
  49. bone animal? [found 75’ D – CAP] CAP = Civil Air Patrol
  50. blue scarf/red oilcloth [was the oilcloth from the type of a backpack]
  51. chewed bone 10” [found 75’ line 50]
  52. bone animal? CAP
  53. flesh decayed area [location not noted]
  54. shoulder blade CAP
  55. tennis shoe, black or dark blue [Bundy wore white tennis shoes abducting Ott and Naslund – were these men’s or women’s and why weren’t they tested and preserved] Bundy was interviewed by police wearing those white tennis shoes
  56. 2 vertebrae [location not noted]
  57. clothing [location and type not noted]
  58. green coat [location not noted in list but on map near creek and find #43, #57]
  59. wedding invite
  60. leaf mold area
  61. red cloth [location not noted] – should have been preserved for DNA
  62. receipt shell casing 30/30 [location not noted]
  63. jawbone [CAP – found at 33’ E]
  64. jawbone [CAP found 2’ from find #63 in E]
  65. hair 2 clumps [CAP – found 3’ from find #63 in E]
  66. skull fragment [found 38’in E]
  67. tooth [found 15’ in E]
  68. lean-to shelter, plastic line tarp, soup can [found together in 136’ F]
  69. animal vertebra [found 199’ in F]
  70. animal jawbone [found 60’ fence in F]
  71. animal vertebrae [2] [found 70’ fence in F]
  72. light brown hair                 [found 21’ in E]
  73. light brown hair [found 19’ in E]
  74. light brown hair [found 23’ in E]
  75. hair divided in 2 segments [found 28’ in E]
  76. hair light brown [found 26’ in E]
  77. rubber fragments – orn – balloon? [found 88’ in E]
  78. silver jewelry clasp [found 52’ in E] [some girls were wearing silver jewelry when they disappeared]
  79. shotgun shell [found 195’ in G]
  80. bone (leg? 10”) [found CAP 126’ in E]
  81. bones and hair (dung) [found 48’ in G]
  82. hair (dark brown 3” x 8”) [found 57’ in G]
  83. human hair [found by CAP at 76’ in G]
  84. 5 x 0.5” bone                                 [found by CAP at 76’ in G]
  85. shotgun shell [found at 143’ in H]
  86. hair light color [found by CAP at 60’ in G]
  87. bone fragment [found at 55’ in J]
  88. bullet, 22, slug only [found at 88’ in G]
  89. bone small [found at 62’ in H]
  90. shotgun shell [found at 51’ in J
  91. many bone fragments [found by CAP at 74’ in G]
  92. bones (animal?)
  93. bone fragment [found at 65’ in J]
  94. hair in dung [found by search dogs no location noted]
  95. bone fragment [found at 12’ in H]
  96. bone 8” x 1” [found by CAP at 74’ in G]
  97. blond hair [found by CAP at 72’ in G]
  98. black pen [found at 145’ in H]
  99. bone fragment [location not noted]
  100. hair blond                                 [found by CAP at 74’ in G]
  101. bone fragments [found at 142’ in I]
  102. bullet slug [found at 157’ in I]
  103. bolt, nut and washer [found at 275’ in F]
  104. jaw fragment [found at 36’ in J]
  105. 22 slug [no location noted]
  106. cork, shoe material [found at 165’ in J]  Hawkins was wearing clogs – were they cork material?
  107. hair blond [found by CAP at 74’ in G]
  108. bone fragment [found at 212’ in F]
  109. hair in dung [found by search dogs, location not noted]
  110. bone, small [found at 111’ in H]
  111. skull [found at 48’ in 1000/1000]
  112. jawbone with teeth [found at 88’ in 1000/1000]
  113. jawbone [found at 70’ in 1000/1000]
  114. skull [found at 114’ in 1000/1000]
  115. brown hair [found at 114’ in 1000/1000]
  116. blond hair [found by CAP at 146’ in G]
  117. not identified [found by search dogs – no location given]
  118. bone fragment [found at 56’ in I]
  119. 38 and 22 hollow bullets [found at 124’ in I]
  120. 22 bullet [found at 115’ in I]
  121. jar
  122. bone [found at 57’ in H]
  123. (2) 38 cal casings sp. [found at 57’ in H]
  124. woman’s underwear [found by dogs at 156’ from Int. of A and B]
  125. empty potato chip box [not noted as to location]
  126. plastic baggie [not noted as to location]
  127. bone fragment in dung [found by dogs not noted as to location]
  128. possible grave [found at 56’ in F- very important as similar find to Issaquah]
  129. rubberlike material [no location given]
  130. plastic snug tie Keppel [found 16’ from find #124  Int. of A and B – could be evidence of bondage of the captive girls]
  131. 22 slug [found at 79’ in I]
  132. 22 slug [found at 57’ in H]
  133. 3 slugs 22 caliber [found at 146’ in I]
  134. small bone [found at 173’ in J]
  135. shotgun shell [found at 108’ in I]
  136. 4 beer caps, sandwich wrapper [no location noted]
  137. fur, skin
  138. bone fragment [found at 123’ in H]
  139. screwdriver Keppel [found 177’ inter. A & B – a screwdriver was also found at Issaquah]
  140. bone and fragment [location not noted]
  141. bones, rib, teeth [location not noted]
  142. explosive device [location not noted]
  143. bone in animal dung [found at 53’ in K]
  144. bone 10” long [found by search dogs]
  145. bones [found by search dogs]
  146. blue suitcase [no location noted]
  147. sweater [location not noted]
  148. no item listed [find noted at 78’ in K]
  149. bone 0.5 x 6” [found by CAP at 104’ L]
  150. bones [found by search dogs, no location given]
  151. bone [found 54’ in M]
  152. small bones in dung [found by CAP at 9’ in L]
  153. 4 small bones [found 170’ inter. A & B]
  154. part of a tooth [found 155’ in M]
  155. bone chips [location not given]
  156. toenail in dung? [found by CAP at 66’ in L]
  157. bones [no location given]
  158. small bones [found by a detective on scene, location not noted]

When you evaluate the locations of all these finds in relation to each other you also  begin to see a clearer picture of what could have been happening at the kill site. There is evidence of burial and animal dispersal of remains, human remains documented on site that are skeletal, clothing, evidence of the killer and possible bondage and more. When you compare this evidence at Tiger/Taylor Mountain with Issaquah there is a pattern.  Issaquah evidence is also posted on this site:  officials denied the existence of Taylor Mountain and Tiger Mountain evidence for decades and they claimed the evidence of Issaquah was “lost” and settled with victim families but what was really going on?  It is very evident that the evidence at Taylor and Tiger Mountain was important as the skeletal remains found there in March of 1975 were confirmed as the girls known to be missing and talked of publicly via DNA run in 2005 to 2008 so why deny it to the public? Why did Keppel go with decapitation in Bundy’s confession knowing it wasn’t true and that Bundy wasn’t throwing anything out of the window and much was found.  Keppel’s own detective notes prove he knew that skeletal remains had been found on site and in addition it is his numbers on them that allow them to be tracked over the years.

Some of the evidence noted above lines up to what missing girls were wearing at the time they disappeared. Evidence was marked on site as being intended for Superior Court.  Regardless of Bundy’s execution, much of his movements and kills in WA and elsewhere remain unknown and for officials not to have preserved this evidence and worked it thoroughly is a testament to their misconduct and irresponsibility.  They had 15 years between 1974 and 1989 to have protected and preserved the evidence as DNA was in its infancy and beginning to be used in the courts prior to Bundy’s execution.  Yet instead, evidence was ordered per internal memos to be destroyed in 1981, 1999 and 2011. Instead they moved critical evidence into the archives where it couldn’t be worked anymore and they chased media for the next several decades.

There is hard evidence that could have been correlated to the presence of the killer being on site and of bondage and possible plying with drugs or alcohol [bong, thermos, chemical bottle and snug tie].  Bundy was known to smoke marijuana and had been found in Utah by Liz with a date rape drug.  This was an important part of Bundy’s MO and it wasn’t trauma driven.  Autopsy reports of several victims show this drugging and/or imbibing and Bundy talked of such a tactic by a serial killer to control his victims to Keppel in 1984 even stating that surely officials had looked at the autopsies of victims.  Interesting in that Bundy’s autopsies showed imbibing and Keppel knew it as he had been apprised of all that was occurring in Utah.

There is nothing in the records or in Bundy’s statements behind the scenes that even suggest trauma.  Bundy states to Keppel in 1984 that much of what he gave to Michaud in the interviews Michaud and Aynesworth did was “fiction” done to “pander to a reading audience”.  He stated to Keppel over and over in 1984 and again in 1988 that serial killing in his opinion was driven by several factors primarily by posssession and that trauma wasn’t part of it.  If you think about it, serial killing is planned and executed to avoid being caught and those actions are proactive not reactive.  Keppel focused on Bundy being driven by trauma and due to the girlfriend when putting the case forward to the public for decades but that interpretation didn’t even line up to the evidence or the actions – Bundy was abducting young girls and both of Bundy’s girlfriends back then were older than him.  They hadn’t known him in high school.  They weren’t sorority girls.  Keppel knew all of it and still misrepresented the facts. Bundy also wrote a 33-page single spaced document refuting Ann Rule’s depiction of events in “Stranger Beside Me” – disputing accuracy – something Keppel gave to psychiatry rather than evaluating it for any factual and case related evidence. Keppel and Rule were working together behind the scenes – Keppel told Bundy Rule was a “cooperating agency” [she was an author] and she wrote his foreword for “Riverman”.   Keppel asked his supervisors to get in touch with Bundy as early as 1980 after meeting with Aynesworth on that project.

There is a significant amount of evidence that may have been a testimony to other unknown victims of Bundy brought to the site of Taylor and Tiger Mountain to rape, hold in captivity and kill.  Just because it didn’t match known victims doesn’t mean it wasn’t evidence of other girls.  It is proven by the evidence found on Taylor Mountain and Tiger Mountain and tested for DNA in 2005-2008 that girls from out of the jursidiction of King County [Rancourt] and from out of state [Parks-OR] were on site.  It is proven by behind the scenes records that Bundy confessed to holding Parks alive for awhile before killing her.  He did this to me in captivity only for hours and releasing me in a state of being drugged and/or imbibed.  He did this to Laura Aime and to Melissa Smith and this is in the records.  He traveled out of state to abduct and kill in WA and he did it also in Utah.  Why does the FBI claim they were not involved until 1977?  It is clear by the actual records that they were involved.  Official statements that they did not know anything and that he was “mysterious” are false.

With all this evidence at the kill site of Taylor and Tiger Mountain alone, and all the evidence found at Issaquah, it is very obvious that not only did officials fail the public in not involving a task force that included extensive investigations in other jurisdictions but they also acted suspiciously in not involving FBI or by denying FBI involvement to the public.  Bundy was traveling the I-5 corridor to abduct and kill and they knew with the find of this site that victims were there from out of King County jurisdicition and out of state with Parks of Oregon being found there.  Skeletal remains were documented by trained search and rescue teams and by several detectives on site at the time and by the requisitioning of leg xrays by detectives [in the notes of that time period].  Skeletal remains were found and documented decades later by DNA:  Keppel lied to the public for decades about the significance of the finds at Taylor, Tiger and Issaquah and he was never challenged or corrected by the FBI during all those years.

Ted Bundy was working with the FBI on the recidivism project in 1973.  He worked with the Crime Commission on studying serial rape in 1972.  He worked with DES in a position given to him by the AG office of WA State in a position where he handled cash allocations all the while he often used cash to hide his movements.  Officials ran DMV records on all persons named Ted shortly after Issaquah and before the end of 1974 they had him identified by name, location by a credible witness and that information was called over to Utah where more killings were occurring.  He afforded law school, a private apartment, one or two cars, in Utah and he brought girls home to that apartment to kill unhindered and aided by privacy.  Where did the money that empowered this behavior come from?  No working history is on the public record.

The Bundy cases need to be fully investigated for corruption and a public explanation provided for why all of this happened and the case as a whole in all of its multi-state impacts needs to be independently evaluated by people capable of reviewing what remains of the evidence objectively and not by those who currently represent the faces of the case who have marketed the case for personal profit.  The public deserves some answers and not just silence.  Silence is guilt.