BTK book to be released Monday

WICHITA, Kan., March 16 (UPI) -- A book about the BTK serial killings that haunted the Wichita, Kan., area for decades began shipping to bookstores Wednesday.

BTK signature a secret for decades

WICHITA, Kan., March 9 (UPI) -- One secret investigators in Kansas kept for decades was the distinctive signature used by the killer who called himself BTK.

Accused BTK killer depressed, easy to deal

WICHITA, Kan., March 7 (UPI) -- Accused Wichita, Kan., killer Dennis Rader has trouble sleeping, complains about depression and has asked about his family, his lawyers told Time Magazine.

BTK suspect charged with 10 killings

WICHITA, Kan., March 2 (UPI) -- The suspect in the BTK killings that had police searching for 30 years may have been found through the many communications he sent about the crimes.

BTK suspect to be charged in 10 deaths

WICHITA, Kan., March 1 (UPI) -- The serial killing suspect known as BTK, Dennis Rader, will be charged Tuesday with 10 murders via a video court appearance from a Wichita, Kan., jail cell.

Some Rader items pulled from eBay auctions

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Letters and business cards of accused serial killer Dennis Rader and copies of Sunday's Wichita (Kan.) Eagle have appeared on eBay.

DNA of daughter may have led to BTK arrest

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A DNA sample reportedly given voluntarily by the daughter of the Wichita, Kan., man police believe is the BTK serial killer, may have led to the arrest.

Suspected serial killer led ordinary life

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The man charged with a series of killings in Wichita, Kansas, dating back almost 30 years is a civil servant and regular churchgoer.

Dreaded BTK serial killer arrested in Kan.

WICHITA, Kan., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Kansas authorities announced Saturday the arrest of a man long-sought by state and federal authorities as the notorious "BTK" serial killer.
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Dennis Rader
Dennis Rader shown in this Sedgwick County Sheriffs Department handout has been arrested and charged with 10 counts of murder in the BTK murder case which had baffled Kansas police for three decades. (UPI Photo/bg/Sedgwick County Sheriff's Dept.)

Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer who murdered ten people in Sedgwick County (in and around Wichita, Kansas), between 1974 and 1991.

He was known as the BTK killer (or the BTK strangler). "BTK" stands for "Bind, Torture, Kill", which was his famous signature. He sent letters describing the details of the killings to police and to local news outlets during the period of time in which the murders took place.

After a long hiatus in the 1990s through early 2000s, Rader resumed sending letters in 2004, leading to his 2005 arrest and subsequent conviction. He is currently serving 10 consecutive life sentences at El Dorado Correctional Facility, with an earliest possible release date of February 26, 2180.

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