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Dennis Rader
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American serial killer known as 'BTK'
Dennis Rader

Dennis Lynn Rader

Age

71

Born

9 Mar 1945

Dennis Rader Bio Details

Full name

Dennis Lynn Rader

Gender

Male

Age

71

Date of birth

9 Mar 1945

Birth place

Pittsburg, Kansas, USA

Occupations

US Airforce (1966)

Education

Wichita Heights High School, Wichita, Kansas, United States

Riverview School, Wichita, Kansas, United States

Butler County Community College, El Dorado, Kansas, United States

Kansas Wesleyan University, Kansas, United States (1965)

Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, United States (1973)

The Facts

Between 1974 and 1991 Rader murdered 10 people, including four members of the same family.  His nickname 'BTK' stood for 'Bind, Torture, Kill' - his modus operandi, and left a number of taunting notes for the police and the media, detailing his crimes.  He was finally caught in February 2005 and was given 10 consecutive life sentences, without the possibility for parole until 2180.

Stranger than fiction

In 2010 Stephen King published a story called 'A Good Marriage' - a story of a wife who discovers her husband is a serial killer.  King states it was inspired by the story of the BTK killer.

Dennis Rader Siblings

Paul Rader

Brother

Bill Rader

Brother

Jeff Rader

Brother

Partners of 
Dennis Rader

Paula Rader

Divorced

2 children together

married 22 May 1971
divorce 2005

Dennis Rader Children

Dennis Rader Partner(s) Other Children

Brian Rader

born 1975, age 41
with Paula Rader

Kerri Rawson

born 1978, age 38
with Paula Rader

Dennis Rader Family

Dennis Rader's parents:

Dennis Rader's father is William Rader Dennis Rader's mother is Dorothea Rader


Dennis Rader's children:

Dennis Rader's son is Brian Rader Dennis Rader's daughter is Kerri Rawson


Dennis Rader's former partners:

Dennis Rader's former wife is Paula Rader


Dennis Rader's siblings:

Dennis Rader's brother is Paul Rader Dennis Rader's brother is Bill Rader Dennis Rader's brother is Jeff Rader


Dennis Rader's in laws:

Dennis Rader's son in law is Darian Rawson


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