This episode and the next will look at the crimes of the BTK and establish the timeline of the offences as well as what was happening in the rest of the life of the BTK at the time of these known killings. I have studied the BTK case for almost a decade and have co-authored articles about BTK and taken part in documentaries about these crimes. The approach taken here is to look closely at the known offences of the BTK with a view to help understanding the particular psychopathology and his ability to offend prolifically over such a long period of time. Using what we now know about his crimes, and his ability to maintain both a domestic life and meaningful employment and even a successful career throughout his killing period, we will look at how this was possible.
Some of the material within focuses on BTK’s crime scene behaviours and while the descriptions given here try as much as possible not to be explicit and prurient, it should be noted that the contents are not suitable for minors. More detailed descriptions of crime scenes and the offences of BTK are available elsewhere.