Was Kerry May-Hardy a Victim of Ted Bundy?on June 7, 2011 in Serial Killers, Victimology by Brian Combs
Kerry May-Hardy was last seen in June 1972. The 22-year-old disappeared near the Capital Hill section of Seattle. Although married, her disappearance was reported to the Seattle Police Department by her mother.
On September 6, 2010, her remains were found near Suncadia Resort, a golf course in Roslyn, Washington. A backhoe operator was digging a ditch for a waterline when he uncovered her remains.
The King County Medical Examiner’s Office used DNA to identify the remains as belonging to Kerry.
At the time of her disappearance, the area were Kerry was found was isolated and wooded. It is also about five miles from a spot Ted Bundy was known to use as a cluster for dumping victims.
Kerry matched Bundy’s supposed victim preference: pretty, with long, straight hair parted in the middle. But even Bundy said this connection was overstated. He merely targeted women whom he found attractive. Ideal victim type is at best a preference, not a rule.
More than 18,000 murders happened in 1972. While it remains possible that Kerry was a victim of Ted Bundy, in the absence of actual evidence, it remains conjecture.