Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The BTK Story


There are few sources of reference for this story, unfortunately it has seldom been written about:

Michael Newton. Hunting Humans - An Encyclopedia of Modern Serial Killers ; 1990 Loompanics Unlimited - Washington.

John Douglas and Mark Olshaker Obsession - The FBI's Legendary Profiler Probes the Psyches of Killers, Rapists and Stalkers and Their Victims.
Pocket Books, 1998.

Dr. Deborah Schurman-Kauflin - President, Violent Crimes Institute 

Associated Press. Letter sent to TV station could be from BTK strangler. May 5, 2004.

Associated Press. Latest letters likely from BTK strangler. June 24, 2004. BTK's History and Poetry. August/September 2004.

Freed, Theresa. BTK Back: International Intrigue. KAKE-TV. September 28, 2004.

Kiesling, Jeanene. Letter from BTK? May 5, 2004. KAKE-TV.

Sylvester, Ron. FBI combs letter, seeks ties to BTK. The Wichita Eagle. May 2004.

Numerous issues of the Wichita Eagle.

Numerous officials and officers of the Wichita Police Department.

Interview with Larry Hatteberg of KAKE TV. December 20, 2004.

KAKE News (Deember 14, 2004). BTK Back.

Kiesling, Jeanene (November 30, 2004). BTK background. KAKE-TV.

Potter, Tim (December 5, 2004). Man cleared in BTK. The Wichita Eagle.

Potter, Tim & Levy, Abe (December 3, 2004). Son of arrested man says dad shouldn't be a BTK suspect. The Wichita Eagle.

Wenzl, Roy (November 21, 2004). DNA of retired police sought in BTK probe. The Wichita Eagle.

Brunker, Mike (February 26, 2005). Suspect in BTK killings lived quiet life as city worker."

Fox News (February 26, 2005). Wichita police: 'BTK is arrested."

Fox News (February 26, 2005). Who is Dennis Rader?

Hegeman, Roxana (February 26, 2005). Kansas police make arrest in BTK killings. The Associate Press.

MSNBC (February 26, 2005). Wichita police: 'BTK is arrested."

The Wichita Eagle (February 26, 2005). Police: Wichita serial killer arrested.

The Wichita Eagle (February 25, 2005). Police: BTK is arrested; Dennis Rader named as suspect in killings.

CNN (March 1, 2005). BTK suspect set for preliminary hearing.

CNN (March 1, 2005). BTK suspect charged with 10 murders.

Ron Sylvester and Frank Witsil (March 1, 2005). FBI took daughter's DNA Sample was taken after Rader's arrest, police chief in Michigan says. The Wichita Eagle and Detroit Free Press.

The Wichita Eagle (March 1, 2005). BTK suspect has first court appearance.

Associated Press (December 2, 2004). Victims son: Dad knew killer.

Laviana, Hurst (March 16, 2005). Her statement that 4,000 DNA samples had been taken was wrong, District Attorney Nola Foulston said. The Wichita Eagle.

Potter, Tim (August 8, 2004). Memory of BTK plagues Otero. The Wichita Eagle.

Potter, Tim (March 16, 2005). Rader's tour of duty. The Wichita Eagle.

Laviana, Hurst (July 29, 2005). Rader asks to be his own lawyer. The Wichita Eagle.

Sylevester, Ron (July 27, 2005). Rader's divorce granted. The Wichita Eagle.

Dateline NBC (August 12, 2005). Secret confessions of BTK.

Lavinia, Hurst (August 10, 2005).'Dateline NBC' to air Dennis Rader interview. The Wichita Eagle.

Laviana, Hurst (August 11, 2005). DA asks for video of BTK session. The Wichita Eagle.

Laviana, Hurst (August 12, 2005). How did NBC get Rader tape? The Wichita Eagle.

Magnus, Edie (August 12, 2005). Exclusive interview with 'BTK' killer. The Today Show.

Collin, Liz (August 17, 2005). BTK sentencing phase. KWCH 12 Eyewitness News.

Buselt, Lori O'Toole (August 17, 2005). Killing neighbor a thrill for Rader, witness says. The Wichita Eagle.

Buslet, Lori O'Toole (August 17, 2005). Officer takes stand to talk about ninth BTK killing. The Wichita Eagle.

Buslet, Lori O'Toole (August 18, 2005). Rader buried himself in a grave intended for final victim. The Wichita Eagle.

Buslet, Lori O'Toole (August 18, 2005). Testimony: Rader performed autoerotic asphyxiation. The Wichita Eagle.

KWCH 12 Eyewitness News- Kansas. BTK sentencing hearing.

ABC News (August 18, 2005). Rader Sentenced to 10 Life Sentences for BTK Killings.

KAKE News (August 18, 2005). Rader sentenced to life in prison for BTK killings.

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