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The location where BTK called 911.

Place of Interest in Wichita, Kansas, United States.

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The location where BTK called 911.

This is the location where the BTK killer anonymously reported one of his own crimes.

The day after Nancy Fox's murder, Dennis Rader was so eager for the authorities to discover her body that he reported the crime from a public payphone.

This payphone was situated close to the intersection between Central Avenue and St. Francis Street.

Rader knew this area because it was close to a cafe that his work crew often visited.

Feeling "excited" and in need of attention, he called 911 and stated the following:

"You will find a homicide at 843 South Pershing. Nancy Fox."

During the short call, Rader covered the phone with a handkerchief in an attempt to mask his voice. Because he left the phone dangling, the authorities were able to trace the call back to this location.

Following his arrest, BTK admitted that this was a risky act on his part. He also said that he felt extremely nervous whenever he heard the recording being played on the local news stations.

At the time, he was using his company's work truck. This was noticed by a witness, who reported that they saw a 6ft tall white male using the payphone. According to the witness, the man in question was wearing an industrial-type uniform and driving a truck with writing on the side of it.

If this witness had been close enough to read the writing on the side of Rader's truck, it would have led the police straight to him.

Nowadays, the payphone in question no longer exists. The building it was originally attached to has been demolished and replaced.

The red circle in the image above indicates the general area where the phone was located.

Where was the payphone?

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS Coordinates.

The GPS coordinates for the payphone are as follows.

  • Latitude: 37.693379
  • Longitude: -97.332058

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Address.

The full address for this location is:

527 East Central Avenue
Wichita
Kansas
KS 67202
United States

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