She was 83 years old. An exact cause of death has not been released, but Rule’s daughter tells Q13 FOX News in Seattle it was likely related to heart failure.
Rule hit the scene with her first book, The Stranger Beside Me, an account of her time with notorious serial killer Ted Bundy. Her latest book, Practice to Deceive, is about greed, sex, scandal and murder on an eerie island in the Pacific Northwest.
In an ironic twist, Rule recently began a victim of her own true crime. Police accused her two sons of stealing thousands from her bank accounts. Both face theft charges.