NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUNDY CASES HAS JUST EMERGED: Buried in a file of the Search and Rescue of both Taylor Mountain and Issaquah is a list of the evidence finds of those two Bundy dump sites. Issaquah contained more than just bones - there were finds of women's clothing, remains that did not match the skeletons of Ott or Naslund leading to behind the scenes conclusions that 1-2 young females unknown were found there, and other finds such as jewelry, and a bicycle shift cable that is noted with a question mark.Read more...
NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE BUNDY CASES HAS JUST EMERGED: Buried in a file of the Search and Rescue of both Taylor Mountain and Issaquah is a list of the evidence finds of those two Bundy dump sites. Issaquah contained more than just bones - there were finds of women's clothing, remains that did not match the skeletons of Ott or Naslund leading to behind the scenes conclusions that 1-2 young females unknown were found there, and other finds such as jewelry, and a bicycle shift cable that is noted with a question mark. Taylor Mountain crime scene was also significant: 158 evidence finds were noted many of which were forwarded on as Superior Court evidence. Included in these finds were skeletal remains not just skulls]; many items of women's clothing, evidence of animal activity with the remains, such as burial indicated by overturned earth or depression in earth and bones in animal scat]; evidence the killer may have spent time at the site food wrappers, soup can, lean-to, etc]; women's clothing several items including a few that resembled clothing or could have been worn by the known missing girls]. These evidence lists were also accompanied by documents showing that both crime scenes were extensive and protected by protocols in place at the time of discovery - that the ESAR personnel at both locations were logged in, some driving many miles and that representatives from several jurisdictions of law enforcement were on site. So why was the Taylor Mountain crime scene discounted publicly of lesser significance than Issaquah]? It was a well developed site with four known victims found there, who disappeared in quick succession from the area and it also was noted as having at least one unknown victim not associated to the other known victims. It also had finds of clothing, jewelry, and evidence of bondage such as snug ties as well as chemical bottles found.
Why this is important to this book, "Reflections On Green River," is that Bundy's assessment of the Green River Killer mirrored what he'd done at Issaquah and at Taylor Mountain. What he was stating in the interview of 1984, supported by the evidence found at both Issaquah and Taylor Mountain, shows that Bundy was an experienced serial killer in 1974 and that the possibility there were other sites was very real and that the information in the Bundy cases should have been protected over the years instead of being released in the manner that it was. It also raises questions about the questioning tactics at the 1989 interview where none of the evidence found at Taylor Mountain was discussed or the evidence at Issaquah - such as the bicycle shift cable noted as a find with a question mark. Given this new information, Reflections becomes an important volume in Bundy research.
"Reflections on Green River" contains a collection of original letters written by Ted Bundy to the Green River Task Force in 1984. It also contains the original transcriptions of the recorded interview with Ted in 1984 and in 1988. In 1984 the interview centered on Ted Bundy's evaluation of the Green River killings but it also discussed a suspect in the case as well and went into detail about the dump sites and Ted's intuition that the Green River killer was moving up and down I-5 corridor possibly more than police were aware of. Bundy also analyzed the disappearances of the women associated to the Green River Killer and those that he felt could be associated. The 1988 interview centers around Ted's evaluation of questionnaires related to crime being developed in Washington State as well as discussions related to serial killing. These interviews and letters were talked of in some measure in other books but this collection is more complete than most other sources. It is a very important text for those researching the Bundy era.