BTK serial killer Dennis Rader has been named as a major suspect in at the least two unsolved murders.
The Osage County Sheriff’s Department mentioned in an announcement the 78-year-old had been linked to Cythia “Cyndi” Dawn Kinney’s unsolved lacking particular person case and a number of other different murders in Kansas and Missouri.
The bombshell improvement got here someday after deputies discovered “pantyhose ligature” throughout a contemporary search of Rader’s former dwelling in Park City, Kansas, on Wednesday.
“The primary focus of the search is closely tied to the Cynthia Dawn Kinney missing persons case from Pawhuska, Oklahoma, dating back to 1976,” undersheriff Gary Upton mentioned.
“This ongoing investigation has uncovered potential connections to other missing persons cases and unsolved murders in the Kansas and Missouri areas, which are possibly linked to Dennis Rader.”
Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden revealed that investigators had discovered “several items of interest” as they dug up the property in search of “trophies” this week.
Cythia Kinney was final seen leaving a laundromat in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, in 1976, aged 16, when she bought right into a 1965 pale beige Plymouth with two ladies, in keeping with the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System.
Sheriff Virden advised KOCO that he was “100 per cent certain” that Rader was concerned in her abduction and homicide.
Another chilly case below investigation is the rape and homicide of Shawna Beth Garber, 22, whose physique was found in 1990 in McDonald County, Missouri. Her physique was solely recognized in 2021.
Rader, who referred to himself because the “bind torture kill” killer, is serving 10 consecutive life phrases after his 2005 confession to the brutal murders of 10 ladies within the Wichita space between 1974 and 1991.
Rader’s daughter Kerri Rawson revealed on Wednesday that was aiding regulation enforcement with an investigation into Kinney’s disappearance and a number of other different unsolved murders.
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