Left and Right: Georgeann circa, 1974
Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Missing Since: June 11, 1974
Missing From: Seattle, King County, Washington
Classification: Non-Family Abduction
Date Of Birth: August 20, 1955
Age: 18 years old
Height and Weight: 5’2″ and 115 pounds
Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian Female, Brown hair, Brown eyes, Georgeann has slight bumps just below her knees due to an adolescent sickness with Osgood-Schlatter’s disease which is an inflammation of the tibia, she has a mole on her neck, a skin discoloration on her back, Georgeann was also nearsighted and wears eyeglasses and contact lenses to help correct her vision, she had a deep tan at the time of her disappearance and some fancies spell her name as “Georgann”
Clothing/Jewelry Description: A white backless t-shirt, a a sheer red/white/blue floral print long sleeved shirt, navy blue cotton bell bottom pants that had a single button and was missing the other three, white open toed sandals, Georgeann was wearing a rectangular black onyx ring on her left middle finger with a small diamond in the center set in yellow gold, the other ring was described as a cultured pearl ring in a Tiffany setting on her right ring finger with a gold band, Georgeann was also carrying a leather sack like bag which contained her identification, a small amount of cash, a small hairbrush, and a bottle of Heaven sent perfume which had imprinted angels on the front, and the bag was stained with something red
Details of Disappearance
Georgeann Hawkins was last seen on the night of June 10th 1974 in Seattle, Washington. She walked down to her boyfriends dormitory which was located approximately 6 houses away from her sorority house which was known as the Kappa Alpha Theta.
She was last seen at approximately 1:00 am in the outside alley of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. She had gone to visit her boyfriend, Marvin Gellatly, while she was on her way from a Fraternity Party to her Sorority house. After she visited him, Georgeann spoke with another friend, Duane Covey, who spoke with her from his second story window which faces the alley. Afterwards she started again towards her sorority house. She never made it back and by 2:00 am, her roommate became concerned about Georgeann’s whereabouts.
Hawkins disappearance was brought up to authorities in the later morning hours after she failed to tune up anywhere. Immediate investigation and action was taken in her case because at the time that Georgeann disappeared, several other girls were missing and disappeared.
A campus housemother did come forward to state she had heard a scream around the time that Hawkins left her boyfriends room in the early morning hours. She was initially unconcerned with the noise because she assumed it was students playing a joke and went back to sleep.
Authorities suspect that Hawkins was abducted and murdered. In January of 1989, serial killer Ted Bundy confessed to kidnapping and murdering Georgeann. He gave his confession to an investigator, Robert D. Keppel, who was one of the many investigators who was to investigate unsolved crimes believed to be tied to Bundy. Bundy stated he had seen Georgeann behind her sorority house in the early morning hours of June 11th 1974.
He allegedly coerced Georgeann by saying he needed her help with a briefcase while wearing a fake arm cast. This was a well known tactic that Bundy used to lure his unsuspecting victims away. He stated that Hawkins agreed to assist him and that he hit her over the head and she fell unconscious. He pulled her into his vehicle and drove away. He stated that at some point, Georgeann awoke from the hit and he then put her out again and later strangled her to death. He stated that he buried Georgeann’s decapitated head 25 to 50 yards away from where her body was dumped and 10 yards from the roadside on a rocky hillside.
Bundy also stated that Georgeann’s partial remains were recovered on September 6th 1974 along with the remains of his two other victims, Janice Ott and Denise Naslund. Both women disappeared in 1974 and were found on that date. In addition to the discovery of their remains, authorities also located an extra vertebrae and an extra leg bone at the crime scene. They were unidentified at the time of the discovery. It’s possible that since they were unidentified that they had been cremated years ago. Georgeann’s body has never been recovered.
Georgeann is a presumed victim of Bundy along with Ann Marie Burr, Lynette Culver, Susan Curtis, Nancy Wilcox, Rita Lorraine Jolly, Nancy Perry Baird, Vicki Lynn Hollar, Denise Oliverson, Julie L. Cunningham, and Donna Manson. Bundy has also been questioned in the 1974 Washington disappearance of Laurie Partridge but he is not considered a suspect in that case.
At the time of her disappearance, Georgeann was described as a nice person and was a friend among everyone. She did well in school and was attending the University of Washington in 1974. Her disappearance remains unsolved and foul play is suspected.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
King County Sheriffs Office 206-205-3425