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BTK' Busted, Wichita Paper Linked to Case Plans Special Coverage
Editor and Publisher ^ | 2.26.05 | associated press

Posted on 02/26/2005 6:55:28 AM PST by gopwinsin04

Police have uncovered new evidence in the decades old BTK Wichita serial killer case and are questioning a person of interest, according to sources close to the investigation.

Authorities scheduled a news conferece for 11AM Eastern Saturday to make an announcement in the case, and relatives of the killers victims would be briefed beforehand.

Some police sources have said that a 59 year old man was arrested Friday and linked to the case by a DNA sample.

Surveillance activites gave police 'their first big piece' of recent evidence, leading authorities to a vehicle and the person of interest.

Investigators also searched a house in the Wichita suburb of Park City Friday, siezing computer equipment.

(Excerpt) Read more at mediainfo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: btk; dennis; dennisrader; dogcatcher; killer; parkcity; rader; serial; sociopath; wichita
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1 posted on 02/26/2005 6:55:31 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04
DNA matches?

Excellent. Do you know if Kansas has the death penalty?

2 posted on 02/26/2005 7:00:21 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (No one knows the shape of the future or where it will take us. We know only the way is paved in pain)
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To: gopwinsin04

Computer equipment? So he was online. Interesting.


3 posted on 02/26/2005 7:00:24 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real politcal victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: gopwinsin04

All over the news here in Wichita....

I call this guy a suspect.

Ann Coulter is a person of interest.


4 posted on 02/26/2005 7:01:11 AM PST by baltodog ("Thank God we weren't on that bridge when Thurston shot his balls off...")
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

The death penalty was recently set aside in the state, so it's doubtful that he will get lethal injection.


5 posted on 02/26/2005 7:01:31 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Not anymore...


6 posted on 02/26/2005 7:01:54 AM PST by baltodog ("Thank God we weren't on that bridge when Thurston shot his balls off...")
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To: gopwinsin04

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1351267/posts
Search Underway (BTK Killer)
KAKE ^ | 2/25/05


This thread is loaded with great links to all information.


7 posted on 02/26/2005 7:02:11 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: baltodog

Congressman Tiahart, the Mayor, victims families, all the civic officals will be there..this is a victory lap


8 posted on 02/26/2005 7:03:17 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: baltodog

Have they released a name yet? Obviously some people in Wichita know his name, since they were interviewed as his neighbors.


9 posted on 02/26/2005 7:03:25 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Legislatures are so outdated. If you want real politcal victory, take your issue to court.)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past
Computer equipment? So he was online. Interesting.

He was a regular on DU

10 posted on 02/26/2005 7:03:57 AM PST by ThreePuttinDude (...Dems talk about the problem,,, Republicans solve the problem...)
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To: baltodog

The death penalty is still here. It was only temporarily suspended for a few days for some reason.


11 posted on 02/26/2005 7:04:14 AM PST by sigSEGV
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To: gopwinsin04

Right, but wasn't there some kind caveat given to the Carr Brothers....something like, "OK, there's no more more death penalty, but we made an exception in your case."

I think 4 people are still gonna' get the needle...


12 posted on 02/26/2005 7:05:06 AM PST by baltodog ("Thank God we weren't on that bridge when Thurston shot his balls off...")
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To: gopwinsin04

Remarkable!


13 posted on 02/26/2005 7:05:54 AM PST by Petronski (Zebras: Free Range Bar Codes of the Serengeti)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1351267/posts

Start at the end and go up..all info on the suspect on this thread.


14 posted on 02/26/2005 7:07:14 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: ThreePuttinDude

http://forums.prospero.com/foxamw


15 posted on 02/26/2005 7:09:55 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: The Ghost of FReepers Past

It's Eshqire (how did that troll spell his posting name... or maybe Ash?)


16 posted on 02/26/2005 7:12:34 AM PST by MindBender26 (Having your own XM177 E2 means never having to say you are sorry......)
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To: baltodog; gopwinsin04
Shoot!

Thanks.

17 posted on 02/26/2005 7:15:05 AM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (No one knows the shape of the future or where it will take us. We know only the way is paved in pain)
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To: MEG33
poster 'Palladin' on your thread says the mans name is Dennis Rader and he is a dog catcher for the Park City, Kansas Parks Dept.


18 posted on 02/26/2005 7:15:09 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: baltodog

Im surprised the Carr brothers are still around, they must be in the 'celebrity solitude' wing of Leavenworth.


19 posted on 02/26/2005 7:18:35 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

There's even more on down the thread...larger picture near the end..I feel very sorry for his family..We think we can't be fooled..but we can.I went to the crime library site and read about the first multiple murder..Horrific.


20 posted on 02/26/2005 7:19:17 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MEG33

That second pic doesnt look quite as friendly as the first..Palladin also said that computers were removed from the Park City library which was closed all dat..


21 posted on 02/26/2005 7:22:03 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

Great news. Will be very interesting to see what this animal was up to for the past 20 years -


23 posted on 02/26/2005 7:23:30 AM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: Great Prophet Zarquon

And how, might I ask, do you know that??


24 posted on 02/26/2005 7:23:32 AM PST by ThreePuttinDude (...Dems talk about the problem,,, Republicans solve the problem...)
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To: Great Prophet Zarquon
ooooppps, I forgot to give you one of these....;^)
25 posted on 02/26/2005 7:25:34 AM PST by ThreePuttinDude (...Dems talk about the problem,,, Republicans solve the problem...)
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To: DevSix
It sounds like he moved out of dodge and got a job hiding out in Park City being the dog catcher, after graduating with a degree from Wichita State in 1979.

Atypical for serial killers that he would stop for such a long period of time..

26 posted on 02/26/2005 7:28:00 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

There are unsolved murders up until at least 1991 and maybe later that are probably him. One victim lived down the block from him.


27 posted on 02/26/2005 7:29:16 AM PST by sigSEGV
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To: baltodog

Good one.


28 posted on 02/26/2005 7:31:15 AM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: sigSEGV

There are more unsolved cases going up to 1991?


29 posted on 02/26/2005 7:34:42 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: baltodog
Ann Coulter is a person of interest.

C'mon, now, you know the rule!

30 posted on 02/26/2005 7:35:06 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?")
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To: gopwinsin04
The death penalty was recently set aside in the state, so it's doubtful that he will get lethal injection.

Perhaps they should ship him to us barbaric Texans . . . we tend to enjoy taking care of society's waste.

Loved your "Deputy's" badge on your homepage! Can anyone get one of those or do you have to get some kind of . . . uugghhh! . . . "formal education?"

31 posted on 02/26/2005 7:37:09 AM PST by geedee (Patriotism is easy to understand; it means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.)
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To: gopwinsin04
Atypical for serial killers that he would stop for such a long period of time..

Agree. It will definitely be interesting to find out more - Was he in prison for awhile? - Did he commit other murders? - Etc.

Hopefully this is the guy and they got him - Sounds like he made a big mistake dropping one of those letters off (camera's nailed him - probably the security camera in a store across the street or something like that).

32 posted on 02/26/2005 7:37:26 AM PST by SevenMinusOne
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To: MindBender26

Eschoir.


33 posted on 02/26/2005 7:39:00 AM PST by OwenKellogg
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To: gopwinsin04

Yep. At least 2 between 85 and 91. They were never officially announced as BTK murders, but they were both close to this guy.


34 posted on 02/26/2005 7:40:01 AM PST by sigSEGV
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To: gopwinsin04

http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/unsolved/btk/discovery_2.html?sect=4
This is the description of the first murder..Like you, I can't imagine that he just "got it out of his system." and reformed...

His contact lately might mean he was feeling stressed, feeling the great urge again and wanted to be caught..or he just needed to feel important again..

He likes publicity.
Of course he lied about his personal information in letters he sent. He needs to feel powerful and striking fear in the hearts of citizens and fooling the police helped him feel that way.


35 posted on 02/26/2005 7:41:04 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: MindBender26

Eschoir?


36 posted on 02/26/2005 7:42:04 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: DevSix
He didnt change his MO at all! Dropped a book by the Wichita library in spring 2004 with a message from 'BTK' written inside. (no doubt a camera caught his car)

He did mention that he didnt know if the killing would ever 'get out of his system,' maybe he took a 15 year vacation..

37 posted on 02/26/2005 7:44:45 AM PST by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

ANd maybe his vacation was to other states. Need to cross check his MO for deaths in those areas.


38 posted on 02/26/2005 7:51:42 AM PST by hoosiermama (It's more than an election...It's a change of heart....an enlightenment....life is important)
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To: gopwinsin04

Good news at last.


39 posted on 02/26/2005 7:53:10 AM PST by aculeus (This is not a tag line.)
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To: aculeus

One thing I'm not looking forward to is when the trials start, many details law enforcement kept secret will now be public knowledge. We're probably going to hear some of the most depraved stuff ever.


40 posted on 02/26/2005 7:58:28 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Witty tag line on back order.)
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To: gopwinsin04

Other Boards are saying this is BTK 's (D.R.) own site, but its been taken down. Anybody know how to pull up a cached copy?
http://www.freewebs.com/thebtksite


41 posted on 02/26/2005 7:59:24 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (I was Lucy Ramirez when being Lucy Ramirez was't cool.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

Looks like we'll know what Greta will be covering next!


42 posted on 02/26/2005 7:59:58 AM PST by hoosiermama (It's more than an election...It's a change of heart....an enlightenment....life is important)
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To: TexKat

Over here. I guess will soon Know if we were right last night.


43 posted on 02/26/2005 8:01:51 AM PST by hispanarepublicana (I was Lucy Ramirez when being Lucy Ramirez was't cool.)
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To: hoosiermama; TexKat

CNN on it.Fox on it..Victims family are present..briefed about an hour ago.


44 posted on 02/26/2005 8:02:40 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: gopwinsin04

I believe coverage on all cable channels..I see the auditorium filling up.


45 posted on 02/26/2005 8:04:34 AM PST by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: hoosiermama

One day I told my mom if I ever go missing inform Gretta b/c she would report it until even she gets sick of it.:o)


46 posted on 02/26/2005 8:05:32 AM PST by Claytay ("We will fight the terrorist till Hell freezes over. Then we'll fight them on ice.")
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To: MEG33

I have FOX on, CNN will just say it is George Bush or Karl Rove.


47 posted on 02/26/2005 8:05:49 AM PST by infidel29 (America is GREAT because she is GOOD, the moment she ceases to be GOOD, she ceases to be GREAT- B.F.)
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To: Great Prophet Zarquon
hey, that's not fair. DUmmies may be stupid, they're not rapist-killers. Please.

You're right. We don't know anything about this guy yet. Let's not give the other side ammo they can use against us just for the sake of a cheap laugh.

48 posted on 02/26/2005 8:06:55 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: infidel29

FOX coverage coming on now.


49 posted on 02/26/2005 8:08:16 AM PST by infidel29 (America is GREAT because she is GOOD, the moment she ceases to be GOOD, she ceases to be GREAT- B.F.)
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To: Great Prophet Zarquon
DUmmies may be stupid, they're not rapist-killers. Please.

Well.....they did recently have a Democrat POTUS...that more than likely WAS.

50 posted on 02/26/2005 8:10:00 AM PST by Osage Orange (Hillary Clinton's so crooked...you can't tell from her tracks whether she's coming or going....)
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