TACOMA, Wash. – Police detectives plan to use DNA evidence to determine if serial killer Ted Bundy was involved in the disappearance of a girl missing for nearly 50 years, The News Tribune reports.
Eight-year-old Ann Marie Burr vanished from her home in the 3000 block of North 14th Street on the morning of Aug, 31, 1961. Her parents found Ann Marie’s bed empty. The front door and a living room window were open.
Florida officials are reportedly working to upload Bundy’s DNA profile into the FBI’s national database. The hope is detectives will be able to compare Bundy’s profile to evidence taken in the Burr case, according to The News Tribune.
Bundy was executed in Florida in 1989 after being convicted of killing two Florida State University students in their sorority house, and a 12-year-old girl.
He confessed to 30 murders across the country, including 11 in Washington state. Police believe he killed many more.