Criminal Law

How a floppy disk brought down BTK serial killer

Once upon a time, a thin, plastic disk drive called a floppy disk brought down a serial killer.

BTK, who was eventually revealed to be Dennis Rader, killed 10 people in the Wichita, Kansas, area over a period of 20 years, and it took more than 30 years to catch him.

On that disk, police found a deleted file. The document listed Rader’s church, and said it was “last edited by Dennis.” Police quickly put two and two together, finding Rader was a member of the church.

Read the source article at Circa

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