Exclusive: Dennis Rader – better known as serial murderer BTK – claims that prison guards have thrown his cell out and taken his belongings at a recent meeting between cold case investigators.
Rader will spend the rest his life in prison. He was under investigation in Oklahoma for the unsolved case of Cynthia “Cyndi”, Dawn Kinney. She was a 16 year old cheerleader who disappeared after leaving the laundromat of her aunt and uncle on June 23, 1975.
He told Fox News Digital that two additional investigators unexpectedly showed up when Osage County sheriff Eddie Virden asked him questions about the case at El Dorado Correctional Facility, Kansas, in late April.
He was asked about the disappearance on Halloween 1990 of Shawna Gardner, 53. A detective in Missouri, whom he called “Show Me”, and an investigator in Kansas, who he called “Yellow Brick Road”, both from Kansas.
The Kansas woman, who was raped and strangled, was found dead in Missouri a month after her death. However, authorities were unable to identify her remains through DNA testing until 2021.
Rader denies involvement with both cold cases. He said he had “finished” talking to Virden but that he “enjoyed meeting” with investigators in Garber’s case.
He told Fox News Digital that “they brought me a lot of information I could look at, codes, maps and my old BTK Logs.” “I signed a Miranda and granted transactional immunity with them.”
He added that he had another surprise waiting for him when he went back to his cell.
He said, “It was all gone.” Later that day, a box was returned without any explanation.
Virden told Fox News Digital that he couldn’t discuss details in the case, but said the investigation will be thorough and fair. He also called it premature to speak about charges or arrests.
He said, “I don’t know if we will find anything or not.” “We will not leave anything untouched.”
Rader said to Fox News Digital that only 10 of the murders confessed by him after his 2005 arrest were actually committed.
He waived his Miranda Rights and agreed to talk with Virden’s office. He denied being in Oklahoma when Kinney disappeared.
She disappeared He said that he led Boy Scouts camping trips to the area in the 1980s and he did not go there for the U.S. Census work until 1990.
After years of playing cat-and-mouse with investigators and media, he was arrested in 2005. He called himself “BTK”, referring to his preferred murder method – “bind torture and kill”.
Rader is currently serving consecutive life sentences at a Kansas prison, for the 10 murders that took place between 1974 and 1992. Serial killer Rader claims that he was not active between the two 1974 attacks, in which he killed victims, and the 1977 attacks, in which a third and fourth victim were attacked.
Rader’s child, Kerri Rawson told Fox News Digital that she did not believe the cold cases fit the distinct patterns of her father’s previous murders. involved stalking, keeping journals and home invasion attacks.
She stated that she had no idea why he was in Oklahoma in 1976. In 1990, Halloween fell on a Monday.
She said, “As far as I remember, we camped at Toronto State Park on the weekend before Halloween, 1990. But, [we] wouldn’t have been camping during the week due to work and school.” “Dad traveled a lot for the Census between mid-’88, early-’89 and mid-’90. But I believe he got laid off before fall ’90.” He may have been home with my family to celebrate Halloween in 1990, but i don’t know.
Rader said that investigators in Missouri and Kansas also questioned him regarding several entries he had made to his journals. He referred them as “Bell,” Iron Mountain,” and “Prairie.”
He said they also asked about an entry and break-in in Topeka.