House to be sold where BTK murder occurred

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A south-central Kansas house is being sold where BTK serial killer Dennis Rader killed one of his victims.

The Wichita Eagle reports that the three-bedroom, 960-square-foot house in Park City is being sold at an upcoming real estate auction. In 1985, Rader sneaked into it and killed his 53-year-old neighbor, Marine Hedge.

After his capture in 2005, he still could recite the address of Hedge's house.

Real estate agent Jack Newcom says the seller is disclosing the killing took place in the house to make sure that any potential buyer has no problem with its past. He says they're "trying not to profit from the misfortune."

The auction is scheduled for Aug. 27. Newcom says there is no "reserve" price, so the house will sell to the highest bidder.


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