WICHITA, Kansas – Most people want to move on with their lives when it comes to the name Dennis Rader, but a website is bringing back memories of the case.
It’s selling letters Rader recently sent from the El Dorado Correctional Facility.
KSN reached out to the website selling his letters.
The owner of the website called “Dark Vomit, True Crime” says he has an interest in reading about serial killers. So he posted several letters from Rader in prison for sale online. The prices vary, but the most cost up to $300. We wanted to know if Rader himself can make any profit off of this sale. The website owner tells us no.
He says he has not had any communication with Rader himself, and none of the money would go to Rader. He says he got the letters from someone who was writing to Rader in prison.
We reached out to the Department of Corrections who said they had not heard about this specific website, but said they are going to investigate. They want to make sure that Rader is not requesting that anyone make money on his behalf.
The local group that also advocates for victims said they’re not surprised by the website, but are concerned about what it could do to victim’s families.
“Someone out there is trying to profit from all of these murders being committed,” said Victim Advocate Wichita Chapter Co-Founder Corinne Radke. “Why is someone revictimizing someone’s family and trying to profit from their loss.”
The owner of the website told us, “To hold a piece of artwork from a notorious killer or to have a letter and study its contents first hand, I find to be incredibly fascinating…. The mass majority of items I have for sale is from people who have contacted me offering them for sale. I do not conduct business with death row inmates.”
We also contacted the El Dorado correctional facility deputy warden. He says he has no idea that his letters were being sold.