Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer known as BTK (an abbreviation he gave himself, for "bind, torture, kill") or the BTK Strangler. Between 1974 and 1991, Rader killed ten people in Wichita and Park City, Kansas, and sent taunting letters to police and newspapers describing the details of his crimes.
In 2016, forensic psychology professor Katherine Ramsland published Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer, which revealed that the notorious murderer had...
The B.T.K. killer harasses a news reporter with threatening letters as he ponders about the murders he committed 30 years ago.
In the years that followed, the BTK killer went on to murder three other people: Marine Hedge in 1985, Vicki Wegerle in 1986, and Dolores Davis in 1991. And during this murderous spree, he...
For decades, the identity of the BTK killer remained a mystery. Police knew that the serial killer murdered 10 people between 1974 and 1991 in Wichita, Kansas, and they knew that his name, “BTK”,...
Inspired by the real-life serial killer, B.T.K is the gruesome story of Dennis L. Rader, a murderer who systematically tortured and killed his victims for over two decades while evading the police for over 30 years.
Movie Info For more than 30 years, serial killer Dennis L. Rader first bound and tortured his victims.
Bo Rader-Pool/Getty Images Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer, in court in Wichita, Kansas, Aug. 17, 2005. Rader was born on March 9, 1945, as the oldest of four in Pittsburgh, Kansas. He would grow up in a fairly humble home in Wichita, the same city which he would later terrorize. Even as a teen Rader had a violent streak in him.
From 1974 until his capture in 2005, American serial killer Dennis Rader murdered 10 people in and around Wichita, Kansas. In a series of communications with law enforcement and local media, he taunted authorities, dubbing himself “BTK,” which stood for “Bind, Torture, Kill,” and he was also known as the BTK Killer and the BTK Strangler.
From 1974 to 1991, serial killer Dennis Rader murdered 10 people under the moniker BTK Killer, standing for "Bind, Torture, Kill." Around his hometown of Wichita, Kansas, Rader was known as a family man and church leader, and no one suspected he was the man sending taunting letters to police and media detailing his brutal, twisted crimes.