Dennis Rader an American serial killer known as The BTK Killer and The BTK Strangler. Rader gave himself the name BTK standing for Bind, Torture, Kill. He murdered ten people in Sedgwick County (in and around Wichita), Kansas, between 1974 and 1991. During his spree he sent letters to the police and newspapers describing the details of his crimes. In one letter Rader demanded media attention for his crimes. In 2005, Rader was arrested near his home in Park City and accused of the BTK killings. He later confessed and was sentenced to ten consecutive life terms.
Serial Killer Dennis Rader (aka) BTK Killer, BTK Strangler, Bind Torture Kill, was active for 31 years between 1974-2004, known to have ( 10 confirmed / 10 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States
Dennis Rader was born (Dennis Lynn Rader) on March 9th 1945 in Pittsburg, city in Crawford County, in southeastern Kansas, United States. He was born 1st of 4 children and raised by both parents. Rader was raised as a oldest child and had three brothers, Paul, William and Jeffery Rader. His father, William E. Rader, deceased 1966, Dennis (Age 21). His mother, Dorothea Cook Rader.
Rader a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America, with religious ties and/or beliefs connected with the Lutheranism religion, organization or belief system. Rader completed 14 years of school, received a college degree. Rader gained part of his education while attending Butler Community College, Wichita State University. Rader married, Paula Dietz, Dennis (Age 26/27) divorced Paula, Dennis (Age 59/60). He had two children, Brian Rader and Kerri Rawson.
In 1974 (Age 28/29) Dennis Rader started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to torture, strangle, stalk, and murder his victims. He was known to kill victims at his own home. He would keep personal items from the victim after the crime. Dennis Rader used a blindfold or simiar method of covering the victim's eyes. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife Paula in Park City, Kansas, US, where Rader was known to work as a serial killer, Agente de Seguridad Privada, butcher.
He was arrested on February 25th 2005 (Age 59), convicted on August 18th 2005 (Age 60), sentenced to life imprisonment at El Dorado Correctional Facility in El Dorado, Kansas, US. Rader was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.
Dennis Rader has been listed on Killer.Cloud since November of 2016 and was last updated 11 months ago.
The unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. Serial Killer as defined by the FBI at the 2005 symposium.
Torture is when someone puts another person in pain. This pain may be physical or psychological. Tourturers touture their victims.
Strangulation is death by compressing the neck until the supply of oxygen is cut off. Stranglers kill by Strangulation.
Stalking means following someone secretly to watch them. Serial Killer Stalkers stalk victims prior to killing them.
|Nickname:||BTK Killer, BTK Strangler, Bind Torture Kill|
|Victims:||10 - 10|
|Years Active:||1974 - 2004|
|Ages Active:||28/29 - 58/59|
|Active Countries:||United States|
|Life Span:||1945 -|
|Citizenship:||United States of America|
|Astrological Sign:|| ♓ Pisces |
Feb 18 - Mar 20
|Marital Status:||married, Paula Dietz, Dennis (Age 26/27) divorced Paula, Dennis (Age 59/60)|
|Children:||two children, Brian Rader and Kerri Rawson|
|Living With:||his wife Paula in Park City, Kansas, US|
|Occupation:||serial killer, Agente de Seguridad Privada, butcher|
|D.O.B.:||Mar 9, 1945|
|Birth Name:||Dennis Lynn Rader|
|Birth Location:||Pittsburg, city in Crawford County, in southeastern Kansas, United States|
|Birth Order:||1st of 4|
|Siblings:||three brothers, Paul, William and Jeffery Rader|
|Raised By:||both parents|
|Birth Category:||oldest child|
|Mother:||Dorothea Cook Rader|
|Father:||William E. Rader, deceased 1966, Dennis (Age 21)|
|Highest School:||14 years of school|
|Highest Degree:||college degree|
|Educated At:||Butler Community College, Wichita State University|
|Arrested:||Feb 25, 2005 (Age 59)|
|Convicted:||Aug 18, 2005 (Age 60)|
|Prison Location:||El Dorado Correctional Facility in El Dorado, Kansas, US|
|Cause of Death:||N/A|
|Killed In Prison:||N/A|
The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Dennis Rader. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.
|Mar 09 1945||Dennis Rader was born in Pittsburg, city in Crawford County, in southeastern Kansas, United States. #19450309|
|Mar 09 1965|
|Dennis Rader started his serial killing spree. #1974|
|Mar 09 1975|
|Mar 09 1985|
|Mar 09 1995|
|Dennis Rader ended his serial killing spree. #2004|
|Feb 25 2005|
|Dennis Rader arrested. #20050225|
|Mar 09 2005|
|Aug 18 2005|
|Dennis Rader was convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment at El Dorado Correctional Facility in El Dorado, Kansas, US. #20050818|
|Mar 09 2015|
The following serial killers were active during the same time span as Dennis Rader (1974-2004).
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|living with children||TRUE||267|
|kill at killers home||TRUE||315|
|totem personal item||TRUE||350|
|father drug abuse||FALSE||190|
|mother drug abuse||FALSE||192|
|problems in school||FALSE||218|
|teased in school||FALSE||215|
|kill at victims home||FALSE||318|
|sex with body||FALSE||427|
|ate part of body||FALSE||446|
|totem body part||FALSE||361|
|ISBN10||Book Title||Author||Killers Mentioned||Killers|
|1733630600||Serial Killer Stranglers||Kevin Smith|| 164 Total Including |
|150110442x||A Good Marriage||Stephen King||Dennis Rader||1|
|0425196402||Serial Killers||Peter Vronsky|| 24 Total Including |
|0470325151||Inside the Mind of BTK||John Douglas||Dennis Rader||1|
|1400201756||A Serial Killer's Daughte...||Kerri Rawson||Dennis Rader||1|
|0061739111||Bind, Torture, Kill|| 4 Total Including |
|0470437685||Inside the Mind of BTK||John Douglas|| 4 Total Including |
South Dade Killer
|006291152x||The Killer Across the Tab...||John E. Douglas|| 4 Total Including |
|0743299221||Unholy Messenger||Stephen Singular||Dennis Rader||1|
|1101219920||Nightmare in Wichita||Robert Beattie||Dennis Rader||1|
|0062910639||The Killer Across the Tab...||John E. Douglas|| 3 Total Including |
|1611689732||Confession of a Serial Ki...||Katherine Ramsland,...|| 4 Total Including |
|1530413753||Bind, Torture, Kill||Naomi Martin||Dennis Rader||1|
|0763730017||Criminology|| 3 Total Including |
Gennaro F. Vito
|1599861992||Btk Killer||Biographiq||Dennis Rader||1|
|0578031760||Learning Redefined||Dennis R. Rader||Dennis Rader||1|
|1400201764||A Serial Killer's Daughte...||Kerri Rawson||Dennis Rader||1|
Dennis Lynn Rader (born March 9, 1945) is an American serial killer known as the BTK Killer or the BTK Strangler. He gave himself the name "BTK" (for "Bind, Torture, Kill"), which was his infamous signature. Between 1974 and 1991, Rader killed ten people in the Wichita, Kansas metro area.
Dennis Rader is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database