Nancy Wilcox

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Above Images: Nancy, circa 1974

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Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: October 2, 1974 from Holladay, Utah
  • Classification: Endangered Missing
  • Date of Birth: July 4, 1958
  • Age: 16 years old
  • Height and Weight: 5'6, 120 pounds
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian female. Blonde/brown hair, brown eyes.
  • Clothing/Jewelry Description: A brand new coat.
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    Details of Disappearance

    Nancy was last seen riding in a yellow Volkswagen Bug near her home on Arnett Drive in Holladay, Utah on October 2, 1974. She went out to buy a pack of gum and has never been heard from again. She was a student at Olympus High School and a cheerleader when she vanished, and active in her local Mormon church. Authorities initially classified her as a runaway, but she was only the first of many girls and young women to disappear from Utah during this time period. Nancy was a high school junior at the time of her disappearance, and had a job as a waitress. Authorities initially classified her as a runaway, but she left all her belongings behind, including her cherished jewelry.

    Nancy is believed to have been a victim of the serial killer Ted Bundy. A photograph of Bundy is posted below this case summary. He was executed in Florida in 1989 and confessed to many murders before his death, including Nancy's. She fits the profile of his other victims and he was known to have been in the area at the time of her disappearance, and he drove a Volkswagen Bug similar to car she was seen riding in. Bundy stated she was never in his car, however. He confessed that he abducted her at knifepoint, sexually assaulted her in a nearby orchard, and strangled her. He said he buried her body near Capitol Reef National Park. It has never been found.

    Bundy is also thought to be responsible for the murders of Nancy Baird, Ann Marie Burr, Lynette Culver, Julie Cunningham, Susan Curtis, Georgeann Hawkins, Vicki Hollar, Rita Jolly, Debra Kent, Donna Manson, Denise Oliverson and many other young women. The women continue to be listed as missing persons. Their remains have never been recovered.

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    Above: Bundy, circa 1980s

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    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Holladay Police Department

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    Source Information
    The Crime Library
    CyberSleuths
    Crime Web
    The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
    Shy's Cyber Chamber
    Deseret Morning News
    The Doe Network
    The Bundy Murders: a Comprehensive History by Kevin M. Sullivan
    People Magazine

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    Updated 8 times since October 12, 2004.

    Last updated December 7, 2013; clothing/jewelry description added, details of disappearance updated.

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