Bountiful police officers traveled to Sanpete County Wednesday, presumably to search the area where serial killer Ted Bundy said he had buried a young woman he killed in 1974.
Chief Larry Higgins and other Bountiful officers were joined by Sheriff Wallace Buchanan and deputies, but details were not immediately available, said Sanpete County sheriff's Sgt. Bruce Tidwell."I assume that's what they're doing," he said.
In a confession shortly before his Jan. 24 execution in Florida, Bundy said he had buried Debra Kent in the central Utah county. Kent, 17, disappeared from Viewmont High School in Bountiful on Nov. 8, 1974.
Searches for two other teenage girls Bundy claimed to have buried in Utah have turned up only animal bones. In all, he took responsibility for eight killings in Utah but described the burial sites of only three.
Bundy claimed to have buried Nancy Wilcox, 17, who was last seen in her Salt Lake neighborhood on Oct. 2, 1974, near Capitol Reef National Park, about 200 miles south of Salt Lake. He said he buried 15-year-old Sue Curtis, who vanished from the Brigham Young University campus on June 27, 1975, 10 miles south of Price in eastern Utah.
However, Buchanan has said he was optimistic about finding Kent's remains. Late last month, the sheriff said an aerial photograph was taken of the area where Bundy said he buried Kent, and he believed a grave might be found.
Buchanan also said he had ridden a snowmobile to the location Bundy described and that the instructions were "pretty accurate depending on if he told us the truth."
Bundy, believed by investigators to have killed dozens of women in several states, was put to death for the 1978 murder of a 12-year-old Lake City, Fla., schoolgirl.
He also was under sentence of death for the murders of two Florida State sorority sisters.