Theory Analysis of Dennis Lynn Rader
On March 9, 1945, Dennis Lynn Rader was born. He is the oldest of three younger brothers; all four boys were Boy Scouts. Rader graduated from Wichita Heights High School in 1963. Following high school, he served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1970. Rader departed from the Air Force a sergeant, and was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, the Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, and the National Defense Service Medal. On May 22, 1971, Rader married Paula Dietz. He attended community college, and worked in the meat department for Leeker’s IGA. During the fall of 1973, Rader enrolled into Wichita State University, and graduated in the spring of 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in administration of justice. While attending Wichita State, Rader’s children were born: a son, Brian Howard Rader, born in 1975 and a daughter, Kerri Lynn Rader, born in 1978. From 1974 to 1978, Rader worked for the security company ADT as a construction and installation supervisor. In 1989, he worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as a census field operations supervisor. Rader’s most recent job was one he held since 1991. He worked as a Compliance Supervisor for Park City, Kansas. According to the October 4th 2001 issue of The Ark Valley News, Rader received a ten year service award presented by Mayor Bergquist. Rader was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, and a thirty year member and President of the Congregation Council at Park City Christ Lutheran Church.
Based on Rader’s past, he seemed to be living a normal American life. However, on February 25, 2005, Dennis Lynn Rader’s life made a complete change. On that day, the world was introduced to the prime suspect in one of America’s most heinous unsolved murder cases. Rader was arrested and accused of the grisly BTK murders that took between 1974 and 1991 in Sedgwick County, Kansas.
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