The Morning Call, Sunday, March 6, 2005
Story by Allen G. Breed, of The Associated Press, focuses on the recent arrest of Kansas' infamous BTK murderer, Dennis Rader, a code enforcement officer and former Boy Scout volunteer in Wichita, and how it has shaken the image of the serial killer as a disenfranchised loner. According to Breed, people are wondering just how many of their mild-manner colleagues, spouses and fellow parishioners might secretly be monsters. He states that estimates of how many of them may be operating in the United States at any one time are all over the map. His story includes comments by Dr. Katherine Ramsland, assistant professor of forensic psychology at DeSales and an expert on serial killers. Ramsland says that there is no single profile for serial killers, despite what people write. She asserts that they cannot be talked about in general terms because they are individuals with their own histories and motives.
Note: AP story also appeared in The Olympian in Olympia, Wash; The Day in New London, Conn.; the Columbia Daily Tribune in Columbia, Mo.; The Wichita Eagle in Wichita, Kansas; Seattle-Post Intelligencer in Seattle, Wash., among others.
Press Release: Tallying serial killers as elusive as killer themselves | Posted on: 3/6/2005
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