January 15, 1974
Wichita, Kansas
The first victims of BTK (Bind Torture Kill) are killed in their home

Joseph and Julie Otero and two of their children (Joseph Jr, 9; and Josephine, 11) are each bound at gun point, then systematically strangled or suffocated.

A detailed description of the events, as told by Dennis Rader (the man dubbed BTK), can be read here.

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