Forensic Computer Investigation Brings Notorious Serial Killer BTK to Justice

Simons, Erica B.
December 2005
Forensic Examiner;Winter2005, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p55
Academic Journal
The article discusses how a forensic computer investigation led to the capture of the notorious serial killer Dennis Rader in Wichita, Kansas. It says that Rader created BTK as a moniker, which stood for bind, torture and kill. According to the author, BTK was different from other serial killers because he engaged the police and the media regularly in cat-and-mouse type games involving puzzles and cryptic messages aside from false leads, lies and half-truths. The personal background of Rader, the details leading to his capture and the clues that the investigators missed are also discussed.


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