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Julie L Cunningham

Case Details

Case Type: Missing

Height: 5' 5"

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: 110 lbs


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 03/15/1975


Agency: Vail Police Department

City: Vail

Date of Birth: 01/10/1949

County: Eagle

Date of Death: Unknown

Agency Case #: 75-0806

Age: 26

Judicial District: 6th Judicial District

Gender: Female

Year Solved:

Race: Caucasian

NamUs Case #: 12084

Eyes: Brown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Brown

About this Case:

26 year old Julie 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 was last seen wearing a brown suede jacket, blue jeans, a ski cap, and boots. 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 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 information regarding this case is asked to please contact the Vail Police Department.

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

Vail Police Department



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