Dennis Lynn Rar Research Paper

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“Bind them, Torture them, Kill them” or BTK for short. That was the moniker that convicted Serial Killer Dennis Rader went by in Wichita Kansas. Most neighbors described him as “Just a Regular Person.” He worked as a city law supervisor, Boy Scout leader, Church Elder. He had loving parents and siblings. But behind that mask was a sexually-driven “Monster.”
Dennis Lynn Rader was born March 9th, 1945 the oldest of four sons, born to Dorothea Rader and William Rader. Friends remember him as friendly but somewhat straitlaced. After a stint as a sergeant in the United States Air Force, He started working at ADT Security Services, Which installs residential and commercial security systems. By All Accounts Rader was a devoted family man.
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Then there was Shirley Vain, she was killed on March 17th, 1977, as her three children were locked in the bathroom with toys. Posing as a private detective, Rader pulled a .357 magnum hand gun and forced his way inside the home. Using as he would call it his “Hit Kit” a mix of bags, rope, tape and cords. He handcuffed Nancy Fox December of that same year tied her on her bed and strangled her with a belt, before preforming a sexual act next to the body. All the while Rader was writing letter to journalists and cops. How many people do I have to kill before I get my name in the paper or some national attention?” he wrote in…show more content…
In January 2005, 25 years later he sent a postcard to a Wichita TV station describing a package he claimed to have left on the side of the road. In the message he also asked about the status of another package he left at a Home Depot store a few weeks earlier which gave the police their first big break in the case as he was spotted on the surveillance tapes. The letters became frequent again containing driver’s license and three Polaroid photographs of a dead woman Vicki Wegerle, who he strangled in her own home in 1986. He also sent letter containing dolls with bags over their heads and hands tied behind their backs, cryptic word and number puzzles, copies of serial-killer novels and victims’ personal

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