OK OK - Cynthia Kinney, 16, Osage, 23 June 1976

Rader said the Osage County cops wanted to know if he was involved in the disappearance of 16-year-old Cynthia Dawn Kinney in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, on June 23, 1976. Kinney was reportedly last seen leaving Osage Laundromat and getting into a beige 1965 Plymouth Belvedere with two people under suspicious circumstances. No one has been arrested.

BTK said police thought he might have a connection to the Kinney case because he was actively committing murders in Wichita, Kansas, during that time frame. Wichita is only about a 2-hour drive to Pawhuska.

The killer also said cops asked him about his connection to Oklahoma and the Boy Scouts. BTK admitted he was in Oklahoma as a Boy Scout, but several years before and after 1976.
FEB 12, 2023

Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden said Sunday that he and his colleagues went to the Kansas prison in January where Rader is housed.

The sheriff says they wanted to determine if Rader had any connection to the disappearance of an Oklahoma teen who vanished from a Pawhuska laundromat in 1976.


At this time, the sheriff says Rader isn't an official suspect, meanwhile Rader is telling TMZ he had nothing to do with the girl's disappearance.
Rader, 78, told Fox News Digital Wednesday investigators from the Osage County Sheriff's Office visited him for a second time about the case last week.

“Sheriff from Oklahoma … is pursuing a case against me … regarding a missing girl on June 23, 1976," he told Fox News Digital. "Her name is Cynthia Dawn Kinney, presumed a kidnapped and missing case. I signed the Miranda on Friday. Yet to be arrested."

Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden, however, said it was premature to talk about an arrest in the case.

"I can't tell you whether we're going to come up with anything or whether we’re not," he told Fox News Digital. "We won't leave anything uninvestigated."
Investigators named Dennis Rader as the No. 1 suspect in an Oklahoma missing person case from the 1970s. He also has been named the “prime suspect” in an unsolved killing in Missouri, authorities announced Wednesday.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office said the focus of Tuesday’s search in Park City, Kansas, was closely tied to the disappearance of Cynthia Dawn Kinney of Pawhuska, Oklahoma. The 16-year-old cheerleader was last seen leaving a laundromat in Pawhuska in June 1976.

Nearly 50 years ago, investigators suspected Rader was installing security equipment at a bank in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Across the street was a laundromat where Kinney was last seen. Rader was a regional installer for ADT at the time, although the sheriff wasn’t able to confirm that Rader installed the systems.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office search in Park City on Tuesday, Aug. 22. 2023.

According to Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden, the Park City search was launched this week after deputies received a tip. He said he decided to investigate when he learned that Rader had included the phrase “bad laundry day” in his writings.

“He would go to a laundromat in Wichita and watch victims and young women,” Virden said.

That passage was written in 1976, the same year Kinney disappeared.

“She was taken mid-morning in the week,” Virden said. “A lot of his crimes occurred between 8 and noon in the week when he worked
for ADT.”

Other writings from Rader described the place where he buried items belonging to victims: under his storage shed.
*check this thread out for possible connection: *scratch that I guess, we’ll wait. when was he arrested? Wikipedia says his span of crimes thru 1991.
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Update: The Osage County Sheriff’s Office (OSCO) said it is certain Dennis Rader had something to do with the disappearance of Cynthia Dawn Kinney in 1976. In fact, the Oklahoma law enforcement agency’s top two officers said they’re 100% sure.
The Sheriff said when he visited with Rader in prison, Rader asked the sheriff if he wanted to know about his fantasy where he "always wanted to kidnap a girl from a laundromat." Attached is the original missing poster of Cynthia Dawn Kinney. More info:https://kwch.com/.../osage-co-sheriffs-office-hands.../


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Update: The Osage County Sheriff’s Office (OSCO) said it is certain Dennis Rader had something to do with the disappearance of Cynthia Dawn Kinney in 1976. In fact, the Oklahoma law enforcement agency’s top two officers said they’re 100% sure.
They should put him on trial in OK.
I believe they still have the death penalty there.
Or is it better just for him to "rot away" where he is?
His daughter seems to think so. (Banfield.)
This is a great example to never lock in on very precise methods or tactics, never discount a suspect only because “it’s not his usual MO”. They change when they need to, and SK prowl 100% of the time. I hope OP comes back, just to let us know how everyone in Cynthia’s family is doing.
out of curiosity, does anyone know if Cynthia would have had a driver's license already?
*I absolutely detest this rotten filthy killer. He’s a pervert! He likes to play sick games…

Dennis Rader's journal could be a key piece of evidence as investigators look into whether he had anything to do with unsolved murders in Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas.

As a result of the journal, Osage County Sheriff Eddie Virden said Rader is a suspect in the death of Cynthia Dawn Kinney, aged just 16 when she disappeared from a laundry mat in Oklahoma in 1976.

In the journal, Rader wrote he would "watch near the Laundry Mat for possible victims." In his chilling perversion, Rader continues saying he would sometimes "have a pair of women's underwear on and after watching a girl or lady retrieve myself in the bathroom with masturbations thought."
SEPT 11, 2023

PAWNEE COUNTY, Okla.Updates were provided in the case of a missing Oklahoma woman who many believed was tied to a convicted serial killer.

Osage County District Attorney Mike Fisher said there was no evidence or probable cause to assume Dennis Rader, the self-proclaimed "BTK" killer, was a suspect in the case of Cynthia Kinney. She was last seen in 1976 at a Pawhuska laundromat.

Fisher said he doesn't believe Rader was involved at all, and criminal charges against him aren't anticipated, but the sheriff investigating the case isn't convinced.

"We haven't gotten to probable cause yet, and we haven't gotten to reasonable suspicion yet," Fisher said.

More at Updates provided in case of missing Oklahoma woman with possible tie to convicted serial killer
"Sep 21, 2023
It’s a town known for its beloved mercantile, bakery and restaurant made famous by one pioneer woman. But behind the magnetic draw in Osage County, lies the dark secret of a missing teenage girl, a devastated family and a battle of investigators. Cynthia Dawn Kinney was just 16 years old when she disappeared from a laundromat in June of 1976.''

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