Graveyard Shift

The Most Disturbing Images and Drawings Created by Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer

To the Wichita community, Dennis Rader was a church president and a Boy Scouts leader. However, he is better known as the "BTK Killer," the man responsible for taking 10 lives over the course of 17 years - from 1974 to 1991. The sadistic family man would stalk women, break into their homes, and attack them. His usual M.O. was binding his victims, torturing them, and eventually asphyxiating them.

For years, Rader went free, and his ability to evade police led to an increased arrogance. He sent the police and media letters taunting them. But BTK's cockiness eventually led to his downfall when, in 2005, he submitted a floppy disk to police after they assured him it couldn't be used to trace him. However, police were able to locate Rader based on the floppy disk and arrest him. 

After BTK was captured, there were many revelations about his horrific actions. Graphic details were revealed through the letters and drawings he sent to police throughout the years, and creepy images of Rader dressed in his victims' clothing were made public. These are the most disturbing drawings and images created by BTK, who is currently serving 10 consecutive life sentences in Kansas's El Dorado Correctional Facility.