Susan Curtis

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Above Images: Susan, circa 1975

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: June 27, 1975 from Provo, Utah
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: May 18, 1960
  • Age: 15 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'7, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Light brown hair, hazel eyes. Susan's nicknames are Sue and Sue-Sue. She wore braces on her teeth at the time of her disappearance, and her ears are pierced.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A full-length yellow evening gown.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Susan is from Bountiful, Utah. She was attending the Bountiful Orchard Youth Conference at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah when she disappeared on June 27, 1975. She'd ridden her bicycle fifty miles from Bountiful to Provo to attend the conference, which was lasted two days. Susan was last seen on the first day of the conference. That evening, following a formal banquet at the Wilkinson Student Center, she left her friends to walk back to her dormitory and brush her teeth. The distance was about a quarter of a mile. Authorities don't believe Susan ever arrived at her dormitory, because when they checked her toothbrush it was dry. She has never been heard from again.

    Susan was a student at Woods Cross High School at the time of her disappearance; she was on the track team and the girl's baseball team during her freshman year. She had a history of running away from home for days at a time, but she was never missing for very long.

    The serial killer Ted Bundy confessed to Susan's murder before his 1989 execution. He stated he'd buried her body along a highway near Price, Utah, but a search of the site turned up no evidence. A photo of Bundy is posted below this case summary. He said he buried her body in Price, Utah. Susan has never been located, but it is believed she was one of his victims. Other young women who are still listed as missing persons but believed to be Bundy's victims include Nancy Baird, Ann Marie Burr, Lynette Culver, Julie Cunningham, Georgeann Hawkins, Vicki Hollar, Rita Jolly, Debra Kent, Donna Manson, Denise Oliverson, Nancy Wilcox and others.

    Bundy
    Above: Bundy, circa 1980s

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Brigham Young University Police Department
    801-422-4051

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    Source Information
    The Daily Utah Chronicle
    Predator; Ted Bundy
    The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
    The Doe Network
    The Bundy Murders: a Comprehensive History by Kevin M. Sullivan
    Utah Department of Public Safety
    Peter Henderson Jr.

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    Updated 5 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated August 1, 2016; picture added, distinguishing characteristics and details of disappearance updated.

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