posted on Feb, 26 2005 @ 11:34 AM
Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams announced the arrest to reporters in the city terrorized by eight killings committed between 1974 and 1986. He
gave no details about the suspect but the city mayor said the man's DNA had been linked to at least one murder. Mayor Carlos Mayans says police were
"99% sure" they had caught "the guy"
Police said Saturday they have arrested a man they believe is the notorious BTK serial killer who terrorized Wichita throughout the 1970s and then
resurfaced about a year ago after 25 years of silence.
"The bottom line: BTK is arrested," Wichita Police Chief Norman Williams said at a news conference in Wichita with some of the victims' family
BTK investigator Lt. Ken Landwehr identified the suspect as Dennis Rader, a 59-year-old city worker in nearby Park City, who was arrested Friday at
his suburban home.
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Police evaded most if not all of the questions put to them regarding the suspect, in fact they did not even name him, however as you can see by
the story one officer has given out a name of the suspect.
Un-verified reports claim that police have obtained DNA samples that will help them support their case.
Police also mentioned that the suspect may have lived on the same street one of the victims did. BTK is a self coined phrase the killer wanted to be
addressed by when the police referred to him. BTK stands for,
Bond, Torture, Kill.
For a complete timeline and description click on first supporting link. The link requires Adobe Acrobat. The 2nd supporting links has pictures of
his alleged victims.
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