No evidence has been found to link U.S. serial killer Ted Bundy to any unsolved killings in British Columbia, a Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesman says.
Cpl. Brian Wiseman was commenting on statements by a former RCMP officer who said he believed Bundy killed at least one British Columbia woman in the mid-1970s.Former RCMP staff sergeant Fred Bodnaruk headed a special police investigation team after Pamela Darlington, 19, was found slain in Kamloops in November 1973.
Bodnaruk said he strongly suspects Bundy in the Kamloops woman's death.
"In my opinion on a scale of one to 10, Bundy would have been a seven as a suspect," Bodnaruk said.
About half a dozen young women were killed in the mid-1970s in the British Columbia Interior. Several of the cases remain unsolved.
Bodnaruk said British Columbia investigators had insufficient evidence to implicate Bundy in Darlington's death.
"We had some indication that Bundy traveled B.C. frequently, around the Jasper area and the Yellowhead Highway," he said.
Bundy's link to British Columbia also was suggested in a 1981 book, "The Phantom Prince - My Life With Ted Bundy," in which author Elizabeth Kendall said Bundy once took her from Seattle to Vancouver for a romantic weekend.
Kendall said she was Bundy's lover and fiancee for more than six years after first meeting him in Seattle in 1969.
Bundy, executed in Florida's electric chair Jan. 24 for the murder of a 12-year-old girl, confessed during his last days to 28 slayings in the United States.
But Seattle investigator Bob Keppel, who listened to the confessions, said Bundy did not mention Canada when he summoned police from several American jurisdictions.
A spokesman for Keppel said there was no record of Bundy having been in Canada.