Bind, Torture, Kill

Author: Roy Wenzl,Tim Potter,Hurst Laviana,L. Kelly

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061739111

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

View: 9893

For thirty-one years, a monster terrorized the residents of Wichita, Kansas. A bloodthirsty serial killer, self-named "BTK"—for "bind them, torture them, kill them"—he slaughtered men, women, and children alike, eluding the police for decades while bragging of his grisly exploits to the media. The nation was shocked when the fiend who was finally apprehended turned out to be Dennis Rader—a friendly neighbor . . . a devoted husband . . . a helpful Boy Scout dad . . . the respected president of his church. Written by four award-winning crime reporters who covered the story for more than twenty years, Bind, Torture, Kill is the most intimate and complete account of the BTK nightmare told by the people who were there from the beginning. With newly released documents, evidence, and information—and with the full cooperation, for the very first time, of the Wichita Police Department’s BTK Task Force—the authors have put all the pieces of the grisly puzzle into place, thanks to their unparalleled access to the families of the killer and his victims.

Clues from Killers

Author: Dirk Cameron Gibson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275983604

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

View: 3041

Analyzes the communication behavior of ten notorious serial killers, recounting the events of each case and speculating about the purpose and psychological implications of the notes and messages left or sent by each killer.

Bind, Torture, Kill

Author: Naomi Martin

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781530413751


Page: 66

View: 1714

Dennis Rader, also known as the BTK Killer for his propensity for binding, torturing, and then killing his victims, terrorized the Wichita, Kansas, area from 1974 until 1991. He has ten known victims who he murdered either via strangulation or by stabbing them to death. His victims were primarily females and some were children. He gained notoriety for sending boastful and cryptic letters to the police and various media outlets describing the details of his crimes, along with poetry he had written and trophies he had taken from his victims. After a hiatus during the 1990s, Rader resumed his correspondence with police and the media in 2004 before being arrested in 2005. After pleading guilty on 27 June 2005, Rader was sentenced on 18 August 2005 ten consecutive life sentences. He would be eligible for parole after serving 175 years in prison.

BTK - Bind, Torture, Kill

Author: James Richmond

Publisher: Independently Published



Page: 128

View: 7827

Discover the harrowing real-life story of the infamous BTK killer. Uncovering the disturbing true story of an unhinged psychopath and his nightmarish killing spree, this morbidly fascinating biography explores the twisted psychology of the infamous BTK killer, offering an unparalleled glimpse into the life and crimes of Dennis Lynn Rader. Delving into his disturbing childhood tendencies, his strange and unsettling fantasies, and the murders that struck fear into the hearts of Wichita residents, this true crime story paints a raw and gritty picture of Rader's crimes - along with the narcissistic and delusional personality that motivated his evil acts. Exploring how Rader managed to deceive the authorities, evade suspicion, and even become a church and boy scout leader, readers will also uncover the chain of events that led to his eventual capture and ground-breaking trial. As a compelling read for true crime fans, the morbidly curious, and anybody interested in criminal psychology, BTK - Bind, Torture, Kill stands as a chilling reminder that even the most seemingly normal and upstanding people could be harboring dark secrets just below the surface. Are you ready to peer into the life of the BTK killer? Then scroll up and grab your copy now...

The BTK Murders

Author: Carlton Smith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429908815

Category: True Crime

Page: 352

View: 4045

From 1974 to 1991, someone in the midwestern city of Wichita was leaving behind slain tortured bodies and anonymously proclaiming himself to police and reporters as "BTK" for "Bind, Torture, Kill." Then, for the next 14 years, BTK was silent. But when he began sending letters again, investigators would not miss their chance... Stunningly, police arrested Dennis Rader, the president of his church board and the father of two. As a shocked community watched, evidence began to pile up. Then Rader coldly described how he went about "his projects" as the families of his victims relived the horrific scenes this supposed pillar of the community had unleashed on their loved ones. From the tricks he used to enter his victims' homes to the puzzles he sent the media and the key role his own daughter may have played in his arrest, The BTK Murders is the definitive story of the BTK killer. He was, as one victim's family member called him, "a black hole inside the shell of a human being"—and the worst American serial killer since Ted Bundy.

Inside the Mind of BTK

Author: John E. Douglas,Johnny Dodd

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470325151

Category: True Crime

Page: 376

View: 3107

A dramatic and compelling true-crime psychological thriller This incredible story shows how John Douglas tracked and participated in the hunt for one of the most notorious serial killers in U.S. history. For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, sexually assaulting and strangling a series of women, taunting the police with frequent communications, and bragging about his crimes to local newspapers and TV stations. After disappearing for nine years, he suddenly reappeared, complaining that no one was paying enough attention to him and claiming that he had committed other crimes for which he had not been given credit. When he was ultimately captured, BTK was shockingly revealed to be Dennis Rader, a 61-year-old married man with two children.

American Mass Murderers

Author: Valrie Plaza


ISBN: 1312961406

Category: Reference

Page: 692

View: 1979

American Mass Murderers collects nearly 700 pages of information about the most notorious killers in America, as well as some of the lesser-known murderers.

My Boss was the BTK Killer

Author: Mary Capps,Jim Dobkins

Publisher: UCS PRESS

ISBN: 0943247284

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 4129

Recovered from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, Mary Capps finally got to tell her side of the story in this riveting book. Dennis Rader put her through hell during the six-and-one-half years she worked under his supervision in the Compliance Department for the City of Park City, Kansas. She worked with him right up to the week he was arrested and exposed as the Bind Torture Kill serial killer.