UW Kappa Alpha Theta

4521 17th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 90024

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Quick Facts

Killer(s): Ted Bundy,

Victim(s): Georgeann Hawkins,

Written by: Jewls Krueger

About This Location:

On the night of June 10, 1974, most University of Washington students were studying to finals. Georgeann Hawkins, a freshman and member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, retrieved notes for a Spanish final from her boyfriend who lived just six houses away in the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity house. After getting the notes from her boyfriend and saying good-night, Georgeann left the fraternity house just after midnight and started the short walk back to her room at the Kappa Alpha Theta house. Unfortunately, after leaving the fraternity house she was never seen alive again.

It is believed that Ted Bundy saw Georgeann walking alone that night in June, and decided to attack her. Georgeann’s roommate had been waiting up for her that night, and when Georgeann hadn’t returned to the house by 3am she reported it to the sorority house mother who lived in the house with the young women. Police were notified and began to search for her, but found no physical evidence to give them any indication as to what happened. Although there was an extensive search for Georgeann, she was never found.

Because the alleyway where Georgeann was last seen backed up to several student houses, if there had been any sort of altercation it likely would’ve been heard, but no one reported hearing any screams or other unusual noises from the alley that night. It is believed that she was either rendered unconscious by being hit in the head by a blunt object or chloroformed, then placed into a vehicle and driven away. The entire attack would’ve only taken a few seconds.

At the time of Georgeann Hawkins’ abduction, Ted Bundy had been terrorizing college campuses in Washington for months. He had killed at least 5 female college students across Washington and Oregon since January 1974, but at the time authorities had not linked his crimes together. In 1989, shortly before his execution, Ted Bundy admitted to Georgeann Hawkins’ murder. Although never confirmed, it is believed that bone fragments belonging to Georgeann Hawkins were found with the skulls of Bundy’s other victims on Taylor Mountain.

Finding the Location

The Kappa Alpha Theta house remains a sorority house today, and is located along Greek row on 17th Ave NE. The large brick home has greek letters on the outside, and is the second house north of the corner. The exact location of Georgeann’s abduction is unclear, but happened in the alleyway behind the houses. Georgeann’s room in the sorority house was Room 8.

The sorority house is private property, do not trespass or attempt to talk to any of the current residents. Never enter onto private property without the express consent of the property owner.