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BTK: Chasing a Serial Killer

Season 1
The terrible legacy of Dennis Rader, known as the serial killer BTK for Bind, Torture, Kill, spanned three decades before he was captured and incarcerated. In BTK: UNTOLD STORIES, the killer viewers thought they knew is revealed in an even darker light.
20219 episodes
TV-14
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Part 1
    September 4, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    BTK announces his arrival by murdering four members of the same family. He claims more victims over several years while taunting police, then goes dark for two decades before resurfacing in 2004 after media stories claim that he'd been forgotten.
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  2. S1 E1 - BTK: A Killer Among Us
    February 17, 2019
    1 h 25 min
    TV-14
    BTK terrorized Wichita, Kansas, from 1974 until he was finally caught 30 years later. This two-hour special recounts his crimes, the investigation that captured him and the impact on the lives of everyone in his orbit.
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  3. S1 E2 - Part 2
    September 4, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    A new generation of law enforcement hunts the resurgent BTK, who delights in communicating with police and the media about his murders while threatening new ones. He is finally arrested, bringing relief to Wichita but shock and horror to his family.
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  4. S1 E3 - Part 3
    September 4, 2020
    43min
    TV-14
    Dennis Rader, aka BTK, confesses to ten murders and points police to the disturbing hoard of evidence against him. The depth of his depravity is revealed, along with the lasting effect he has on those in his orbit, most especially his own daughter.
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  5. S1 E4 - BTK is Back
    March 14, 2021
    7min
    TV-14
    During his murderous heyday in the '70s, and upon his reemergence in 2004, BTK loved to taunt authorities with many communications sent to local media, including a particular connection with Wichita's KAKE-TV.
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  6. S1 E5 - The Serial Killer's Daughter
    March 14, 2021
    6min
    TV-14
    After years of suffering unfathomable anguish, BTK's daughter Kerri Rawson tells the heart-wrenching story about what it was like to learn that her beloved father was actually a notorious serial killer.
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  7. S1 E6 - The Mind of a Serial Killer
    March 14, 2021
    8min
    TV-14
    Forensic psychologist Katherine Ramsland spent five years communicating with BTK after he was incarcerated. Here she tells the chilling story of how an ordinary farm boy became a bloodthirsty killer, as he told it to her.
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  8. S1 E7 - The Motherlode
    March 14, 2021
    6min
    TV-14
    BTK meticulously catalogued his crimes and fantasies, which he kept in a locked file drawer in his office. The detectives who caught him share some of the contents of that drawer and take a journey into a psychopath's mind.
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  9. S1 E8 - The Mysterious Letters
    March 14, 2021
    6min
    TV-14
    Jeffrey Davis' mother was strangled and left under a bridge. Over the years, with her murder still unsolved, he received two highly disturbing letters from the same mysterious author, who would eventually be revealed as BTK.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Starring
Mary CappsDennis "BTK" RaderNancy Fox
Studio
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