On September 6, 1974, two grouse hunters discovered the skeletal remains of Janice Ott and Denise Naslund near a service road in Issaquah, approximately 17 miles east of Seattle.
The two women were believed to have been abducted in broad daylight by the mysterious "Ted" at Lake Sammamish Park.
On the day of the abductions, five female witnesses reported meeting an attractive young man, wearing a white tennis outfit, with his left arm in a sling.
Introducing himself as "Ted," the man asked for their help in unloading a sailboat from his tan-bronze-colored Volkswagen Beetle. Four women refused, but one accompanied him as far as his car, where she discovered there was no sailboat, and promptly fled.
The story took a dark turn when three witnesses reported seeing "Ted" approach Janice Ott, a probation case worker at the King County Juvenile Court, with the sailboat story. They watched her leave the beach in his company, never to return.
About four hours later, Denise Naslund, a 19-year-old student, left a picnic to go to the restroom and never came back.
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