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  BTK Serial Killer Returns
A serial killer is a person who has a history of multiple slayings over a span of time with a period of “normalcy” (called the cooling off period) in between killings.
BTK then attempted to tie a cord around Kevin’s neck, but Kevin fought back and was subsequently shot twice with a.22 caliber gun.
The BTK killer has never acknowledged killing Kathryn Bright, but authorities attributed her death to him because of similarities to the Otero murders.
misty.angelcities.com /BTK1.html   (1279 words)

  
 Wichita Eagle | 03/28/2004 | Do you know BTK?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This is BTK's faintly etched self-portrait, based not only on yellowing newspaper clips and police news conferences, but on the notes BTK sent, and the carefully tied knots he left wrapped around the ankles and wrists and throats of the souls he killed.
After the Otero murder, BTK wrote that long note, stuck it in a book at the Wichita library, and called Don Granger, an editorial board member at The Eagle, to tell him where to find it.
When BTK broke into Kathryn Bright's home and hid in the closet on April 4, 1974, he probably didn't think she'd come home with her brother, and that the brother would fight heroically.
www.kansas.com /mld/kansas/8294875.htm   (2223 words)

  
 BTK killer sentenced to 10 life terms - The Boston Globe
Rader, a former church congregation president and Boy Scout leader, called himself BTK, for ''bind, torture, kill." He was arrested in February, and pleaded guilty in June to 10 murders from 1974 to 1991.
They also showed pictures the killer took in which he had bound himself and was wearing a dress that he had apparently taken from a victim's house.
Lieutenant Ken Landwehr, who coordinated the Wichita Police Department's investigation into BTK, said the cards were part of the evidence of Rader's history of terror that was found at the defendant's office, camper, and suburban home.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2005/08/19/btk_killer_sentenced_to_10_life_terms   (764 words)

  
 ABC News: Possible Suspect Questioned in BTK Serial Killer Case
BTK — the nickname, which the killer coined, stands for Bind, Torture, Kill — has been linked to eight unsolved homicides that occurred in Wichita between 1974 and 1986.
The killer remained silent for 25 years until last March, when authorities believe he sent The Wichita Eagle a letter that detailed an unsolved 1986 slaying and contained the victim's driver's license and photos of her body.
BTK has since sent various letters to police and the media that have been authenticated by the FBI.
abcnews.go.com /US/LegalCenter/story?id=532509&page=1   (321 words)

  
 catch BTK .com -- HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
BTK's voice was captured on tape when he called a police dispatcher to report the homicide from a payphone at the intersection of
Mid-1980s: A new BTK investigation was opened by a group known as "The Ghostbusters," which spent three years employing new techniques including DNA testing, computer database searches and psychological profiles.
BTK's first letter was published for the first time anywhere.
www.catchbtk.com /history.html   (1027 words)

  
 BTK Wichita Serial Killer: BTK's Early Communications
Since BTK has made such a point of airing himself in the local media and since even the police think he may have some connection to the local media, a preliminary analysis of those events and interactions is presented here.
BTK wrote the infamous phrase “How about some name for me, it's time” strange since in a 1974 article the Eagle-Beacon claimed the first letter was signed ‘BTK”.
However, the idea that BTK was one of PJ’s students seems to have been given too much credence and is over sensationalize by the media even now when it is just as likely BTK came across the song through a sibling or friend in the class, parents connection to PJ, or some other plausible source.
btk-profiles.blogspot.com /2005/04/btks-early-communications.html   (3063 words)

  
 'BTK is arrested' 02/27/05
The BTK killer had been linked to eight slayings between 1974 and 1986, but police said Saturday they had identified two more, from 1985 and 1991.
BTK stoked fears in the 1970s in Wichita, a manufacturing center with 350,000 residents.
BTK sent letters to the news media about the crimes in the 1970s but stopped for more than two decades before resurfacing last March with a letter to The Wichita Eagle containing a photocopy of a driver's license and photos of a body.
www.cjonline.com /stories/022705/kan_btkarrest.shtml   (1105 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Police: BTK has sent investigators at least three packages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Wichita police Lt. Ken Landwehr, commander of the BTK task force, told reporters that investigators are trying to determine whether any of the jewelry belonged to the victims.
The BTK killer — the initials of the killer's self-coined nickname stand for "Bind, Torture, Kill" — has been linked to eight unsolved killings, committed between 1974 and 1986.
BTK has communicated primarily with Wichita's KAKE-TV, but letter included in Wednesday's package indicated the killer wanted to spread his communications to other stations.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-02-17-btk-killer_x.htm?csp=34   (572 words)

  
 amw.com | Dennis Rader - Fugitive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
But when The Wichita Eagle received a letter from BTK on March 19, 2004, the case was reopened in full force by the Wichita police and the letter was quickly authenticated as a communication from the serial killer.
Police believe that BTK may have given that necklace to a woman he was dating in 1977 or early 1978.
BTK leaves his fourth letter in the drop off box of the main branch of the Wichita Public Library.
www.amw.com /fugitives/case.cfm?id=26563   (3212 words)

  
 btk killer at horses.hard-and-core.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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 Dennis Rader - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He was known as the BTK killer (or the BTK strangler), which stands for Bind them, Torture them, and Kill them, an apt description of his modus operandi.
In 1988, after the murders of three members of the Fager family in Wichita, a letter was received from someone claiming to be the BTK killer in which he denied being the perpetrator of this crime.
The BTK killer's last known communication with the media and police was a padded envelope which arrived at FOX affiliate KSAS-TV in Wichita on February 16, 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/BTK_killer   (4658 words)

  
 BTK Strangler Suspect Dennis Rader Pleads Guilty - The Crime library
BTK serial killer Dennis Rader was ordered to serve 10 consecutive life terms Thursday at a hearing that allowed family members to unleash decades of pent-up anger at the man who stabbed and strangled their loved ones while terrorizing the Wichita area starting in the 1970s
BTK serial killer Dennis Rader is a "monster" who caused indescribable pain to the families of his victims, tearful relatives testified Thursday at his sentencing hearing.
BTK suspect Dennis Rader pleaded guilty Monday to 10 counts of first-degree murder, admitting to a series of slayings that terrorized the city beginning in the 1970s.
www.crimelibrary.com /serial_killers/unsolved/btk/btk_jump_page.html   (2128 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Suspect believed to be BTK serial killer arrested   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
BTK — a self-coined nickname that stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill" — stoked fears throughout the 1970s in Wichita, a manufacturing center with 350,000 residents, about 180 miles southwest of Kansas City, Mo.
The BTK slayings began in 1974 with the strangulations of Joseph Otero, 38, his wife, Julie, 34, and their two children.
Since then, the killer had sent at least eight letters to the media or police, including three packages containing jewelry that police believed may have been taken from BTK's victims.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-02-25-btk-conference_x.htm   (990 words)

  
 Wichita police say BTK serial killer has been arrested - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
BTK investigator Lt Ken Landwehr identified the suspect as Dennis Rader, a 59 year-old city worker in nearby Park City, who was arrested Friday at his suburban home.
The BTK killer - a self-coined nickname that stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill" - had been linked to eight killings committed between 1974 and 1986.
BTK sent letters to media about the crimes in the 1970s, but stopped for more than two decades before re-establishing contact last March with a letter about an unsolved 1986 killing.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20050227T010000-0500_75867_OBS_WICHITA_POLICE_SAY_BTK_SERIAL_KILLER_HAS_BEEN_ARRESTED.asp   (658 words)

  
 BTK Killer Dennis Rader
The tale of the BTK serial killer-written by the lawyer who assisted the police during the thirty-year search and was instrumental in the long-awaited arrest.
BTK is responsible for ten homicides from 1974 to 1991.
By the mid-80's BTK was a cold case and the police unit dedicated to the case was abandoned.
www.karisable.com /skazbtk.htm   (4070 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Wichita police say BTK serial killer has been arrested after 31 years of ...
WICHITA, Kan. — A manhunt for a serial killer who for 31 years taunted police with letters about his crimes ended today when authorities said they finally caught up with the BTK killer and linked him to at least 10 murders.
BTK — a self-coined nickname that stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill" — terrorized Wichita throughout the 1970s and then resurfaced about a year ago after 25 years of silence.
The killer had been linked to eight slayings between 1974 and 1986, but police said today they had identified two more, from 1985 and 1991.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002191049_webBTK26.html   (774 words)

  
 BTK - Bind, Torture, Kill Serial Killer - Bizarre Details
It has been widely believed that serial killers are incapable of stopping their rampage and that only death or imprisonment will deter them.
One of the communications from the BTK Killer came in the form of a package sent to the Fox affiliate - KSAS TV in Wichita.
This package contained a computer diskette that had been erased and reloaded by the BTK killer with clues and taunts for the police.
www.spartechsoftware.com /dimensions/crime/BTKBindTortureKill.htm   (689 words)

  
 BTK Killer - BTK Serial 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.
BTK Killer is also Known as; BTK, BTK Killer, BTK Serial Killer, Serial Killer, Killer, BTK Strangler, Dennis Rader, Dennis Radar, Dennis Rador.
www.allserialkillers.com /btk_killer_-_btk_serial_killer.htm   (490 words)

  
 BTK killer gets maximum life sentence - Crime & Punishment - MSNBC.com
WICHITA, Kan. - BTK serial killer Dennis Rader was sentenced Thursday to 10 consecutive life terms in prison, capping the decades-long investigation into slayings that had terrorized the city beginning in the 1970s.
Rader, 60, a former church congregation president and Boy Scout leader, led a double life, calling himself BTK for “bind, torture and kill.” He was arrested in February and pleaded guilty in June to the 10 murders from 1974 to 1991.
Ken Landwehr, who coordinated the Wichita police department’s investigation into BTK, said the index cards were some of the evidence of Rader’s long history of terror that was found at the defendant’s office, camper and small suburban home.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/8996967   (931 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Nation & World: Suspected BTK killer arrested in Kansas
Investigators originally assumed eight murders were the work of the serial killer, but yesterday linked Rader to the April 1985 slaying of Hedge and the January 1991 death of Delores Davis.
For years, BTK taunted police officials and the local news media with letters that provided graphic details of his first seven slayings.
The killer was thought to be connected to the campus.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/nationworld/2002191366_btk27.html   (796 words)

  
 CNN.com - Rader details how he killed 10 people - Jun 28, 2005
WICHITA, Kansas (CNN) -- Dennis Rader, the BTK serial killer who terrorized the Wichita area from the 1970s to the 1990s, pleaded guilty Monday and described in cool and dispassionate detail how he killed 10 people to satisfy his sexual fantasies.
"BTK" was the killer's self-named reference to his preference to "bind, torture and kill" his victims in the string of murders from 1974 to 1991.
The last BTK killing occurred in 1991 after Kansas stiffened its murder statutes, which means Rader could be sentenced to a minimum 40 years in prison without a chance of parole on that count.
www.cnn.com /2005/LAW/06/27/btk/index.html   (1020 words)

  
 The BTK Site - BTK Strangler Serial Killer - Dennis Rader
The BTK killer was arrested on February 25, 2005, after a 31 year investigation and hunt for the serial killer.
BTK sent a series of letters and packages that started in the 1970s and resumed in 2004 after a 25 year silence.
Having already filed three complaints against him, she was in the middle of a fourth when police announced Rader was the long-sought BTK serial killer.
www.freewebs.com /thebtksite   (1309 words)

  
 'BTK Killer'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Several such communications, including one in which he identified himself with the initials BTK - bind, torture and kill - followed his first batch of murders.
But when he sent such a disk to a TV station, police quickly linked it to the Lutheran church where Rader had been a member for 30 years.
They also extracted the name "Dennis" and quickly determined that BTK was the congregation president.
www.azcentral.com /rsslinks/173385   (314 words)

  
 BTK Serial Killer from Park City, Kansas
For those of you living under a rock BTK was a serial killer from the 1970's and 80's who (up until recently) claimed 8 victims in the Wichita, Kansas area.
In one of his first letters BTK admitted to another killing (one that had been a cold case for years).
Several months ago a man who fit the BTK profile was arrested for other violations and the local media blew up claiming the man was BTK.
tornadofilms.8m.com /btk.html   (1100 words)

  
 BTK - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dennis Rader, the self-proclaimed "BTK killer" (BTK is a self-imposed moniker standing for "Bind them, Torture them, Kill them").
Bacillus thuringiensis kurstaki, a strain of Bacillus thuringiensis controversial for its widespread use as an aerial spray against invasive gypsy moth populations.
Mutation in the Btk gene causes X-linked agammaglobulinemia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/BTK   (146 words)

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