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Case File 700DFCO


Julie L. Cunningham
Missing since March 15, 1975 from Vail, Eagle County, Colorado
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

  • Date of Birth: January 10, 1948
  • Age at Time of Disappearance: 26 years old
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: White female. Brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Height and Weight: 5'5";110 lbs
  • Clothing: Brown suede jacket, blue jeans, ski cap and boots.

Circumstances of Disappearance
Ms. Cunningham was last seen in Vail, Colorado on march 15, 1975. She disappeared early in the evening after she left her apartment in the Apollo Park neighborhood to visit a local tavern. She has never been heard from again. Although never charged in her case, serial killer Ted Bundy confessed to Cunningham's murder. Bundy stated that he lured her into his vehicle by posing as an injured skier on crutches and asking her to help carry his ski boots. He claims he knocked her unconscious, drove her to a remote area about eighty miles west of Vail and raped her. He states that he strangled her and then disposed of her body in a shallow grave near Rifle, CO in a high desert area with a circular drive and some large trees. Her body was never found, however. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Vail Police Department.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

Vail Police Department

Agency Case Number: 75-0806/NamUs MP #12084


Please refer to this number when contacting any agency with information regarding this case.

Source Information:
No Stone Unturned by Steve Jackson
Rocky Mountain News - January 23, 1989

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