BTK Killer

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Strange Puzzle May Link BTK Killer to Missing Teen

Puzzle sent by serial killer to TV station includes Cynthia Kinney's name, sheriff says

(Newser) - Since last year , authorities have been investigating a possible link between the BTK serial killer and Cynthia Kinney, who went missing in Oklahoma in 1976 at age 16. Now they're taking another look at a crossword puzzle sent by the convicted killer, Dennis Rader, to a TV station...

Sheriff 'Furious' About DA's Remarks on BTK Killer, Cold Case

Sheriff, DA in dispute over his possible involvement in death of Cynthia Kinney

(Newser) - An Oklahoma sheriff said Dennis Rader, who dubbed himself the "BTK Killer," was a prime suspect in the disappearance of a 16-year-old cheerleader whose body was never found. But now the local district attorney is saying there's not enough evidence to label Rader a suspect in the...

Woman in BTK Killer's Sketches May Have Been IDed

Authorities are poring over hundreds of sketches found in Dennis Rader's belongings

(Newser) - Hundreds of sketches were found among the belongings of the so-called "BTK Killer," Dennis Rader, and the Osage County Sheriff's Office in Oklahoma says authorities may have identified one of the women depicted in a sketch. Rader pleaded guilty to 10 murders that took place in Kansas...

At BTK Killer's Former Home, a Find 'Worthy of Disclosure'

Oklahoma authorities are said to be looking into the 1976 disappearance of Cynthia Kinney

(Newser) - "BTK killer" Dennis Rader has been serving 10 life sentences since 2005, but investigators haven't closed the book on him—and a new search of one of his former properties has returned "something worthy of disclosure," they say. NBC News reports deputies from Osage County, Oklahoma,...

Killings Paused After Golden State Suspect Had Daughter

Life changes, including marriages, shown to impact serial killers

(Newser) - With an arrest in the case of the dormant Golden State Killer, the New York Times looks at what makes serial killers tick and, contrary to what you might think, it's not usually an insatiable thirst for blood. As forensic psychologist J. Reid Meloy explains, "These are not...

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