BTK Killer - also known as; Serial Killer, Dennis Rader, Rapist, Sicko
Described as smart and in control. Carefully tied knots around the ankles, wrists and throats of victims. Boastful in his claims - "I did it by myself and with no one's help. Let's put it straight. Stole victim, Joseph Otero's watch - "I needed one so I took it; runs good." Painstakingly describes crime scenes in his letters -- body positions, items and colors of clothing, types of ropes and gags and cords
Who is the BTK Killer?
The killer known as BTK is Wichita's most notorious serial killer, now connected with eight unsolved homicides from 1974 to 1986. BTK stands for "Bind, Torture and Kill," a style of killing he used. The serial killer used the initials in letters he sent to local media. Based upon a review of information the killer has provided to police over the years, the following facts about BTK are being made available to the public in the hopes of identifying him: He claims he was born in 1939, which would make his current age 64 or 65. His father died in World War II, and his mother raised him. His mother was forced to work, so his grandparents cared for him. His mother worked during the day near the railroad. He had a cousin named Susan, who moved to Missouri. His family moved a lot, but always lived near a railroad. His grandfather played the fiddle and died of a lung disease. His mother started dating a railroad detective when BTK was around 11 years old. This relationship would have occurred during the years 1950 to 1955. In the early 1950s he built and operated a ham radio. He has participated in outdoor hobbies including hunting, fishing and camping. As a youth, he attended church and Sunday school. He had a female Hispanic acquaintance named Petra, who had a younger sister named Tina. Around 1960, he went to tech military school. He then joined the military for active duty and was discharged in 1966. He has a basic knowledge of photography and the ability to develop and print pictures. In 1966, he moved back in with his mother, who had remarried and was renting out part of his house. His first job was as an electro-mechanic, requiring some travel. After attending more tech school, he worked repairing copiers and business equipment; this sometimes required travel and he was away for extended periods. He admits to soliciting prostitutes. He has a lifetime fascination with railroads and trains. Based upon the investigation to date, police believe that BTK: Frequented the WSU campus in the 1970s. Was acquainted with PJ Wyatt, who taught a folklore class at WSU in the 1970s. He has written or still writes poetry. An example of this is the "Oh Anna, Why Didn't you appear" poem and the "Oh! Death to Nancy" poem that were released in earlier media advisories. Utilized fake identification to gain access to people's homes or to conduct surveillance. The BTK Killer name is Dennis Rader BTK Killer is also Known as; BTK, BTK Killer, BTK Serial Killer, Serial Killer, Killer, BTK Strangler, Dennis Rader, Dennis Radar, Dennis Rador.
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