This research paper is about Dennis Lynn Rader, also known as the BTK Killer. He haunted the city of Wichita, Kansas for nearly thirty years, from his first killing of the Otero family in 1974 until his arrest in February of 2005. Ten people became his victims and throughout his “career” as serial killer he taunted the police with letters.
You will learn about his upbringing, his methods to kill, his modus operandi, his victims and how he eventually got arrested.
Dennis L. Rader, BTK
This paper is about Dennis Lynn Rader, a serial killer who haunted the city of Wichita, Kansas for about 30 years, beginning in 1974 with his first murder until his capture in February 2005. It’s about his upbringing, his life, his career, his murders, his victims and his capture so many years later.
Dennis Lynn Rader was born on March 9th 1945 in Pittsburgh, Kansas. He’s the oldest of four sons born to William and Dorothea Rader. The family moved to Wichita, Kansas when Dennis was a young boy.
As a child, Dennis was normal and unremarkable. He was a Boy Scout and participated in his a lot of his church’s activities. He was an average student in elementary school and by his own admission he says he developed fantasies about bondage and torture from a very early age. He said that when he was old enough to have sex he would dream about tying girls up and having his way with them.
He also admits to having killed cats and dogs as an adolescent. He kept his love for bondage, torture and death a secret from everyone. He was described as quiet and polite who liked to keep to himself.
He graduated from Wichita Heights High School in 1963 and started working in a grocery store until he entered college in 1965. He was a poor student and when he turned 21 he entered the US Air Force. He then was send to Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio for basic training. During his time in the Air Force he was stationed in Wichita Falls/Texas, Mobile/Alabama, Okinawa/Japan and...