Murders[ edit ] On January 15,four members of the Otero family were murdered in Wichita, Kansas. Their bodies were discovered by the family's eldest child, Charlie Otero, who was in grade 10 at the time and had returned home from school.
Share1 Shares One of the most diabolical serial killers in American history was forgotten to the ages. And then, just like that, he vanished. Inhe reemerged from his self-exile, and a year later he was behind bars for crimes that were barely remembered outside longtime Wichita residents.
His desire for attention was a fascinating look inside the mind of a serial killer. How he became such a monster is an important case study to prevent others from taking his dark passage.
His main focus was on mom Julie Otero and her year-old daughter, Josephine. Rader hatched a plan to attack on the morning of January 15, when only Julie, Josephine, and youngest son Joseph Jr.
Rader was caught by surprise when he entered and found Joseph Otero, the family patriarch, still home. He managed to gain control of the situation, and in his settlement plea 31 years later, described in incredibly graphic detail how he bound, tortured, and killed the Otero family.
What his confession did, however, was provide a unique look into the mind of a serial killer. Rader admitted that he was woefully unprepared for his crime.
Rader focused on Josephine, taking her into the basement, hanging her, and then ejaculating on her. After his arrest, he narrowed down what Factor X was: It was Factor X that pushed him that fateful day, he claimed.
But it exploded on January 15, You know, at some point in time, someone should have picked something up from me and identified it. Rader chose his victims carefully, stalking them for days and weeks, learning their movements, their schedule, and then carefully planning his attack. Women came forward in convinced that they were stalked by BTK in the s.
No hit worked more perfectly for Rader than the murder of Nancy Fox.
Rader noticed Fox leaving work one day. He followed her home and eventually obtained her name from her mailbox. From there he discovered exactly which store she worked at a jewelry storeand studied her pattern. It was December 8, when he decided it was time to strike.
After Fox arrived home and Rader confronted her, she remained remarkably calm. That was part of his MO: He told a few of his victims that he had a sexual problem and he needed to do some bondage sex with them. He became aroused when he revealed his ruse.
It was the Fox murder that led to a crucial clue. The murder went as well as Rader could have possibly planned, so he decided to announce it.
His first communication to the press was so riddled with grammatical errors that most assumed it was done on purpose.
Those three dude you have in custody are just talking to get publicity for the Otero murders. They know nothing at all. I did it by myself and with no ones help. There has been no talk either. Rader was a poor student in high school and college.
He did eventually receive a degree from Wichita State, but it was when he was much older and in his killing days.
He once accidentally left a draft of a communication out for his wife to find. He explained it off as a writing experiment in one of his classes. He also wanted to relive them by saving the moment through photographing some of his victims. This was speculated early in the investigation based on the positioning of the bodiesand after his arrest, the public had a chance to see the grotesque documentation.
Rader photographed himself in various bondage positions, even storing some photographs in the basement of his church. InRader broke into the home of Marine Hedge—who lived right down the road from his own home.The book follows the history of the BTK saga chronologically – with the occasional flashback – starting with his first kill, and to the book’s credit, the murders are described in full as they occurred, so the reader is not left to puzzle over the crime scenes along with the detectives and reporters/5().
Written by four crime reporters who followed the murders from the very beginning, the book offers the most intimate access to those closest to BTK, the victims, and the police task force.
Bind, Torture, Kill.
Bind, Torture, Kill: The Inside Story of BTK, the Serial Killer Next Door Mass Market Paperback – May 27, by Roy Wenzl (Author) › Visit Amazon's Roy Wenzl Page.
Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention/5(). Dennis Rader was not only the BTK (short for bind, torture, kill) killer, the notorious serial killer who killed 10 people and tortured Kansas for decades.
He was also a family man, According to Rawson’s Twitter page, she is working on a book about her family’s trauma. It is to be published by Nelson Books. Dennis Rader, otherwise known as the BTK killer, thought he had some sort of understanding with Wichita, Kan., police Lt.
Ken Landwehr, head of the multiagency task force that was trying to catch him. Jul 02, · So he began to write a book about the crimes as well as the ongoing investigation. He would later be accredited with the renewed interest in the case in early On the 30th anniversary of the Otero murders (Wichita's first exposure to the BTK Reviews: