Identified! CO - Montrose Co., 'Windy Point Jane Doe' Fem 642UFCO, 35-40, scoliosis, Jul'94 - Susan Hoppes

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Hoppes had no known connection to Colorado. Lillard said she abruptly left the home where she was staying in Washington, reportedly departing with two others, but it is not clear how she wound up in Montrose County. Lillard said investigators would forge ahead to fully solve the case.

“Back in 1993 when she was reported, there wasn’t a lot of information other than she was a missing person and there were no suspicious circumstances at the time. It was a basic missing persons case,” Lillard said.

Washington authorities added information as they received it and Hoppes was entered into the state’s equivalent of NCIC. (As stated earlier, she was cleared from that database in 1994 for reasons Lillard has not determined.)
 

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FWIW, knowing about Bundy and his Colorado crimes, this is the sort of location I could see him dumping a body at. He is known to have traveled through this general region and killed a woman a couple hours' drive away in Grand Junction. Seems like they believe the victim to be a bit older than his typical victim, though.

Regardless of any potential Bundy connection, I wouldn't be surprised if there's some sort of connection to UT here. These remains were found close to the state line, and the public land is practically seamless around here. Recreationists and locals frequently travel back and forth over the line and there's plenty of back routes through wilderness. NM and AZ would also be good to focus on.
I forget if Ted was operating in WA in 93. Also, i agree, Susan doesnt seem to fit that young, long hair-parted-in-the-middle look of some of Bundy's victims. And wasnt he fond of hitting victims in the head w a crowbar, wood, etc?
 
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