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BTK suspect worked for security firm
Chicago Sun-Times ^
| March 1, 2005
| DAVID TWIDDY
Posted on 03/01/2005 6:50:24 AM PST by holymoly
WICHITA, Kan. -- For about 15 years, it was the job of the man police have accused of being the BTK serial killer to help keep people safe.
Before he started as a city code enforcer in suburban Park City, Dennis L. Rader was an employee at an ADT Security Services branch office in Wichita, holding several positions that allowed him access to customers' homes. He worked for the home security company between 1974 and 1988 -- the same time as a majority of the killings.
Police have not disclosed any evidence suggesting Rader worked at the homes of the BTK victims. But his employment history has given police and Wichita area residents one more piece of the puzzle after being baffled for years about the killings.
Rader, 59, a churchgoing family man and Cub Scout leader, remains held in lieu of $10 million bail in connection with 10 deaths, committed between 1974 and 1991.
Since BTK reappeared last year with taunting letters, the number of Wichita residents installing ADT-like security systems rose.
''There was a little bit of panic buying,'' said Bob Collins, president of Comsec of Kansas.
TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adt; bind; btk; home; kill; murder; murderer; rader; security; serial; torture
Rader, 59, a churchgoing family man and Cub Scout leader,
And Ted Bundy worked at a suicide hotline.
posted on 03/01/2005 6:50:25 AM PST
I didn't know he worked for ADT at one time. Is this how he gained access to his victim's homes? I hadn't kept up on this case.
posted on 03/01/2005 7:05:58 AM PST
(The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
Is this how he gained access to his victim's homes?
So far law enforcment is being tight-lipped about that.
IMO He chose an occupation which provided him with a very good cover. How many people would be suspicious of an ADT home security employee?
posted on 03/01/2005 7:25:24 AM PST
("A lot" is TWO words.)
Says he was a church goer. I wonder what church or what religion because if he were Catholic the writer would be much more descriptive. A Catholic priest, a former altar boy etc. Things are as usual. :0(
posted on 03/01/2005 7:25:48 AM PST
I think the reporter/author was merely mentioning that as background, since the focus of this report was his employement as an ADT employee.
It's already been reported that Rader was a member of the "Christ Lutheran Church".
Minister Say Church Members Shocked by BTK Allegation
posted on 03/01/2005 7:31:38 AM PST
("A lot" is TWO words.)
ok, thanks, I missed that.
posted on 03/01/2005 7:35:32 AM PST
posted on 03/01/2005 7:46:23 AM PST
(God has blessed Republicans with really stupid enemies.)
Rita Cosby reported that the cops got on to him based on material he sent to the media.
He sent them a computer disk that had previous data on it, presumably "deleted", tying it to the church, and they found out who could have had access to the church computer.
They also had surveillance tapes covering the area where the material was dropped and found a car circling....his.
Thirdly, the FBI went to his adult daughters home in Michigan and somehow obtained a DNA sample, presumably w/o her knowledge.
Looks like his tried and true methods of the past fell victim to technology.
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