Jan. 26, 2005 -- Another package that may be linked to the elusive "BTK" serial killer has surfaced in Wichita, Kan.
ABC News affiliate KAKE-TV in Wichita reports that it received a postcard purportedly from the self-coined BTK -- Bind, Torture, Kill -- killer on Tuesday, and it had directions to the package. KAKE-TV found the package, a Post Toasties cereal box, propped up against a sign on a rural road in Sedgwick County. The letters BTK were on the front of the cereal box, and at the request of police, KAKE-TV did not reveal the contents of the box.
The postcard mailed to KAKE-TV had the name S. Killett and a return address of 803 N. Edgemoor -- the home of BTK's first victims, the Otero family. According to KAKE-TV, the sender referred to the postcard as communication No. 8 and asked station officials whether they had received his seventh message. KAKE-TV said it only knew of six messages supposedly sent by BTK.
The postcard's sender revealed some details about the seventh communication, but police asked KAKE not to disclose the information. Wichita police are examining the postcard and cereal box and have not commented on the latest alleged message from BTK.
Latest in a Series of Messages, New Clues
BTK has been linked to eight unsolved homicides that occurred in Wichita between 1974 and 1986. The killer remained silent for 25 years until last March, when authorities believe he sent The Wichita Eagle a letter that detailed an unsolved 1986 slaying and contained the victim's driver's license and photos of her body.
BTK has since sent various letters to police and the media that have been authenticated by the FBI. The latest developments come a month after investigators recovered another package allegedly left by BTK.
That package, found by an unidentified man walking in a local park on Dec. 13, has yet to be publicly authenticated by the FBI. It was wrapped in plastic and held together by rubber bands, KAKE-TV reported.
Wichita police, KAKE-TV said, asked them not to disclose all the specific items the package contained. However, KAKE-TV has reported the package allegedly contained what appeared to be the driver's license of Nancy Fox, one of BTK's alleged victims who was found bound and strangled in her home on Dec. 8, 1977. Her license was not found at the scene at the time of the investigation, and authorities captured what they believe to be BTK's voice on tape when he called a dispatcher to report her slaying.
Wichita police have received thousands of tips since BTK's return last spring. Authorities have asked people with information to call 1-866-765-8285, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to Cold Case, P.O. Box 9202, Wichita, KS 67277-0202. People can also call Crimestoppers at (316) 267-2111.