Welcome back Super Sleuths! Today you have the opportunity to try your crime solving skills to determine what method of detection was used to nab the villain in the following case.
The location is Wichita, Kansas. The timeline is 1974-1991. A killer was on the loose that killed more than 10 victims during this 18 year span. Fifteen years had come and gone since his first murder. The BTK killer was no technological slouch.
The public was in a panic. The case had grown cold, but with the same anguish the ruthless deaths weighed on the conscious Then something unexpected happened in 2006 that gave the police the break they had been looking for.
What break in the case allowed the Police to catch the culprit?
A. DNA evidence left at the crime scene on a cigarette butt was now able to be processed and the killer was caught.
B. Another body was discovered that appeared to be the first BTK’s victim. The killer was more reckless with his first kill and they found evidence linked to him.
C. A new way to process DNA on the victims’ clothing lead to the BTK’s arrest and conviction.
D. They traced evidence of his location from a floppy disc and verified his identity from comparing a group of handwritten letters to his handwriting.
What method do you think the Police used to catch BTK?