On 16 August 1975, Bundy was picked up, after a short chase, in Salt Lake County, after a local policeman recognised his VW Beetle. A vehicle search revealed handcuffs, a ski mask and a crowbar, and Bundy was arrested. Police were convinced that they had their serial killer, and Carol DaRonch picked him out of an identity parade, strengthening the case against him considerably.
A full-scale investigation of Bundy’s past was launched, and Meg Anders provided assistance to the police. Bundy continued to plead his innocence however and, despite credit card evidence linking him to the Taylor Mountains area, police were not able to conclusively tie him to the multiple murders there.