Why Did Dennis Rader, The BTK Killer, Wait So Long Between His Murders?


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Escalation is a hallmark of most serial killers, but Dennis Rader, known as The BTK Killer (which stood for for “bind, torture, kill”), never followed that pattern. The time between his murders would often span years when he was seemingly dormant before the next kill, leaving investigators baffled and the town of Wichita, Kansas terrified for decades.