January 15th, 1974
Police found four bodies inside the one-story wood-frame home: Joseph Otero, 38; Julie Otero, 34; Josephine Otero, 11; and Joseph Otero Jr., 9. Each was strangled with the type of cord used in venetian blinds. When police arrived at the little house on Edgemoor, they found three of the Oteros in bedrooms. Josephine was hanging from a sewer pipe in the basement wearing only socks and a sweater. The serial killer known as 'BTK' would later take credit for these murders in one of his letters to the authorities.