Efforts to locate the bodies of two Utah teenage girls murdered by serial killer Ted Bundy were scheduled to continue on Saturday, while the search for a third victim has been called off until the snow melts.
Bundy pinpointed locations of the bodies during a series of last-minute confessions before his execution in the Florida electric chair Tuesday.Carbon County Sheriff Barry Bryner said about 40 searchers will comb the Clarks Valley area, east of Wellington, for the body of Sue Curtis, 15, Bountiful. Curtis disappeared from a Brigham Young University youth conference on June 28, 1975. "We do think the remains are in the area, but the snow cover is really limiting our search," Bryner said.
Bountiful Police Chief Larry Higgins, who is coordinating the search for the body of Bountiful's Debi Kent, 17, said officers on Saturday plan to scout an area between Fairview and Mt. Pleasant in Sanpete County, where Bundy claimed to have buried her body. Kent disappeared from Viewmont High School on Nov. 8, 1974.
Meanwhile, Friday's search near Capitol Reef National Park for the body of Nancy Wilcox, 16, Holladay, has boosted officers' confidence they are looking in the right area. Wilcox disappeared Oct. 2, 1974.
Although large amounts of snow will prevent authorities from conducting further searches in the area for now, Salt Lake County Sheriff Pete Hayward said he will keep in close contact with the Wayne County sheriff, who will monitor the snow level.