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15,760. For over thirty years, ten bodies, three initials which struck terror in the heartlands of America - B bind T torture K kill. Crimes that Shook the World: BTK
15,761. BTK first struck in 1974. ibid.
15,762. BTK targeted neighbourhoods where he thought he might find women at home alone. ibid.
15,763. The killer claimed to have committed seven murders. ibid.
15,764. Police decided they had to warn the public. ibid.
15,765. BTK left long gaps between murders. ibid.
15,766. After six years of silence another body was discovered. ibid.
15,767. Ten unsolved murders still haunted the city. ibid.
15,768. At BTK’s trial chilling details of thirty years of killing would shock the nation. ibid.
15,769. He was a family man with a wife and two kids. ibid.
15,770. A meticulous murderer who left few clues. He sent letters signed with three chilling initials: BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill). Then he seemed to disappear. But the perverted killer couldn’t resist the urge to write. After almost twenty years of silence the contents of a computer disc led the police to a church and a highly unlikely suspect. The BTK Killer, National Geographic Channel
15,771. By the end of the 1970s he had claimed seven victims. ibid.
15,772. He boldly taunted police in a series of letters. ibid.
15,773. He left no prints at any of his crimes. ibid.
15,774. But by sending a computer disc he’d unwittingly revealed incriminating details about himself. ibid.
15,775. Technology finally caught up with the BTK Killer. ibid.
15,776. What is this taht [sic] I can see,
Cold icy hands taking hold of me,
For Death has come, you all can see.
Hell has open it,s [sic] gate to trick me.
Oh, Death! Oh, Death! can’t you spare
Me, over for another year!
I’ll stuff your jaws till you can’t talk
I’ll blind your leg’s till you can’t walk
I’ll tie your hands till you can’t make a stand. BTK poem, sent to KAKE 10 TV
15,777. On the loose was a man known as BTK: short for Bind, Torture, Kill. Crime Stories: Dennis Lynn Rader: The BTK Strangler
15,778. The writer reiterated his own name of choice: BTK. ibid.
15,779. BTK’s original letter was certainly copied on a machine that sat in the basement of the Life Sciences Building on the campus of Wichita State University. ibid.
15,780. The police did know the blood-type of the killer from the semen he left at two of the crime scenes. ibid.
15,781. BTK resurfaces after 25 years. ibid. News headline
15,782. An extraordinary confession. ibid.
15,783. His love of the public spotlight was his final undoing. ibid.
15,784. He was the most heinous serial killer Kansas has ever seen. He called himself BTK - Bind them, torture them, kill them. For three whole decades he would taunt the police and press in a perverted game of cat and mouse. But was BTK born to kill? Bind and Torture Killer: Born to Kill, Channel 5 2013
15,785. He would describe his methods and motives in chilling detail. ibid.
15,786. The young Dennis Rader ... was now experiencing inner turmoil. ibid.
15,787. On February 25th 2005 they arrested him ... On 18th August 2005, Dennis Rader was sentenced to 10 consecutive life terms. ibid.
15,788. For thirty years Wichita Kansas suffers at the hands of a faceless and brutal killer who binds, suffocates and strangles his victims. But in 2005 a suspect is arrested. Killer Trials s1e11: Hidden in Plain Sight
15,789. Police find nine-year-old Joe in another bedroom suffocated. They find his eleven-year-old sister Josephine in the basement – she had been hung from pipes. Semen had been found on the floor beside her. ibid.
15,790. There’s a serial killer on the loose who calls himself BTK. And he’s threatened to strike again. For the people of Wichita it's terrifying. ibid.
15,791. All the victims had been strangled. ibid.
15,792. The Christ Lutheran Church in Wichita ... Dennis Radar is president of the church council. ibid.
15,793. The DNA is a match. ibid.
15,794. On 25th February 2005 Dennis Radar is arrested ... The whole thing is caught on police camera. ibid.
15,795. A treasure trove of BTK's memorabilia ... Death and bondage. ibid.
15,796. Ten consecutive life terms. ibid.
15,797. And so it went on. Project after project. Victim after victim. Ten altogether. Over thirty years. Only recently has the full scope of Dennis Radar’s rampage of death become known. On 27th June 2005 Radar appeared before Judge Gregory Waller and told all. He was the notorious BTK Killer. The BTK Killer Speaks, Crime Channel 2012
15,798. He was constantly on the prowl for other victims. ibid.
15,799. He started working for a security company and learned all about household alarm systems. At work the killer was a gentleman. ibid.
15,800. He masturbated into Shirley Vian’s underwear and left them next to her body before he fled. ibid.
15,801. A chilling need to make his victims suffer. ibid.
15,802. Gave her a glass of water. Comforted her a little bit. Then went and tied her up. Put a bag over her bed and strangled her. Dennis Rader
15,803. I had never strangled anyone before. So I really didn’t know how much pressure you had to put on a person or how long it would take. Dennis Rader
15,804. It exploded on January 15 1974 ... I’m not exactly sure why. Dennis Rader
15,805. He killed to satisfy himself. He had no personal animosity towards any of the people that he killed. There were simply events or what he called projects that he was able to relieve himself sexually, to gratify himself. Dr Louis B Schlesinger, forensic psychologist