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Thursday, December 16, 2004

BTK's Latest Communique

Nancy Fox Driver's License
Nancy Fox Driver's License?

The Wichita BTK (Bind-Torture-Kill) Strangler is starting to act more and more like Osama Bin Laden, that is, by practicing the art of "Death by Press Release." Another communique from the serial killer (1974-1986) was found in Wichita's Murdock Park on Tuesday (Dec. 14th). The package left by the killer looked like it contained the driver's license of Nancy Fox. Fox was a victim of the BTK Strangler on Dec. 8, 1977. This would be his sixth or seventh communique this year (depending on if the April 7th baby photo is counted or not). Bin Laden's latest audiotape was posted on an Islamic website today.

Pysche's Knot discusses the latest Wichita BTK (Bind-Torture-Kill) Strangler package - offering some insights and theories about its origin and contents. She also looks at a possible connection of the BTK Strangler to Wichita's old Moody’s Skidrow Beanery. The Beanery was in downtown Wichita, next to the tracks, and sought to serve both hoboes and citizens down on their luck, as well as the burgeoning counterculture.

The Wichita Eagle adds some more information about Murdock Park:

One unsolved murder that has drawn attention since BTK resurfaced is the 1996 killing of 20-year-old Avanthea Williams. Her body was found Oct. 30 of that year in an apartment building just a block north of Murdock Park.

The bottomline is the BTK Strangler wants to get caught. He is probably looking forward to his trial as the culmination of a long sick journey. After watching the Peterson trial and the O.J. trial he is probably savoring his time in the spotlight. He's right, his trial will not just be another "Trial of the Century," it will be "The Trial of Two Centuries." His first murder was in 1974. He's been on the loose for over 30 years.

Here's a simple heads-up to all media outlets and TV news networks - start making your plans to lay siege on the court house in Wichita, Kansas. Get your dibs in on the best rooms, the best exclusive camera locations, best parking, and the best studio space in Wichita ASAP. Hopefully, you will all be going to Wichita soon to cover the next "Trial of the Century."

BTK Back [KAKE-TV, Dec. 15, 2004]
Park parcel may be from BTK [The Wichita Eagle, Dec. 15, 2004]
Friend believes license is Fox's [The Wichita Eagle, Dec. 16, 2004]
Residents fearful after park search [The Wichita Eagle, Dec. 16, 2004]
BTK - Another Package or a Ruse? [Psyche's Knot]
Moody's Skidrow Beanery [by by Pat O'Connor, Kansas University]
BTK (Bind, Torture, & Kill) Strangler Info [TJN]