Dennis Rader

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Dennis Rader or BTK or the BTK Strangler is an American serial killer who murdered 10 people in Kansas. BTK, a nickname Dennis gave himself, stands for "bind, torture, kill" and mostly accurately describes his brutal murders.


Victims[edit]

Dennis Rader killed a total of ten people. Nine of them were located in Wichita, Kansas and one was in Park City, Kansas.

  • Joseph Otero, 39 year old male, was suffocated with a plastic bag at 803 North Edgemoor Street, Wichita, KS on January 15, 1974.
  • Julia Maria Otero, 33 year old female, was strangled with a rope at 803 North Edgemoor Street, Wichita, KS on January 15, 1974.
  • Joseph Otero, Jr., 9 year old male, was suffocated with a plastic bag at 803 North Edgemoor Street, Wichita, KS on January 15, 1974.
  • Josephine Otero, 11 year old female, was hung with a rope at 803 North Edgemoor Street, Wichita, KS on January 15, 1974.
  • Kathryn Doreen Bright, 21 year old female, was stabbed three times at 3217 East 13th Street North, Wichita, KS on April 4, 1974. She died later at the hospital.
  • Shirley Ruth Vian Relford, 24 year old female, was strangled with a rope at 1311 South Hydraulic Street, Wichita, KS on March 17, 1977.
  • Nancy Jo Fox, 25 year old female, was strangled with a belt at 843 South Pershing Street, Wichita, KS on December 8, 1977.
  • Marine Wallace Hedge, 53 year old female, was strangled by Dennis Rader's hands at 6254 Independence Street, Park City, KS on April 27, 1985.
  • Vicki Lynn Wegerle, 28 year old female, was strangled with a nylon stocking at 2404 West 13th Street North, Wichita, KS on September 16, 1986.
  • Dolores Earline Johnson Davis, 62 year old female, was strangled with pantyhose at 6226 North Hillside Street, Wichita, KS on January 19, 1991.


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