'BTK killer' Dennis Rader says Idaho suspect Bryan Kohberger SHARES some of his traits
MOSCOW, IDAHO: Dennis Rader, known as Bind, Torture, Kill (BTK) killer claims that Bryan Kohberger exhibits some of his character traits and that one of his own quadruple murders is disturbingly similar to the student killings in Idaho.
In a recent email to TMZ, the BTK serial psyche expresses his belief that Kohberger would wait for his victims, stalk them, and check out their residences. Rader refers to Kohberger's "dark mind," which he can relate to, and claims that what he did was "much like I did."
In the recent email to TMZ, serial psyche BTK drew unsettling comparisons between his gruesome 1974 killings of the Otero family in Kansas and the deaths of the four University of Idaho students, whom Bryan Kohberger is accused of fatally stabbing in an off-campus residence. BTK penned, "Murder four, much like the Oteros, up close and personal stabbed," albeit he suffocated to death four Otero family members after tying them up in their Wichita home.
As MEAWW reported earlier, The infamous serial killer, whose identity was not known at the time, suffocated father Joseph Otero with a plastic bag, strangled mother Julie with a rope, suffocated 9-year-old Joseph Jr with a plastic bag, and finally hanged 11-year-old Josephine from a drainage pipe in the basement of their family home in Wichita, Kansas. The only surviving member of the family, Charlie Otero, was in the 10th grade at the time and returned to the family home one day after school to find the rest of his family dead. Rader went on to kill one more person in April of that year, 21-year-old Kathryn Bright, who was stabbed three times in the abdomen. After this, the killer disappeared until 1977 when he claimed the lives of two more victims. Then, in early 1978, the killer decided that he wanted his crimes to be known the world over and sent the first letter to TV station KAKE in Wichita saying he was the one who killed the Oteros, Bright, Shirley Van, and Nancy Fox.
In the recent email, the serial killer Rader continued by saying that Kohberger left DNA at the crime scene, just as he did at the Otero home, and that his semen was found on the body of one victim. Despite advances in DNA technology, it took the police years to connect BTK to the crimes. However, Kohberger was swiftly linked to the murders in Idaho after his DNA was discovered on a knife sheath, according to the police. Kohberger "may have killed by Fantasy Homicide. Which I did," BTK concludes while alluding to his police confession in which he admitted to killing 10 people in order to fulfill his dreams about women.
Kohberger denies committing any wrongdoing, and Idaho detectives have not revealed his motivation. Initially, there was a rumor circulating that Kohberger allegedly communicated with BTK prior to Idaho shooting. But later TMZ reported that the serial killer stated it was simply untrue. However, believes Kohberger researched him and his misdeeds. The notorious murderer is currently serving ten life sentences.