February 17, 2018

Wichita PL Shuts Briefly During Investigation

By LJ Staff

The Wichita Public Library, KS, suffered a recent case of very eerie déjà vu. In 1974, a notorious serial killer who called himself BTK left a public letter about his deeds in a library book–and called the Wichita Eagle to tell them where to find the letter. On July 17, the central library was shut for an hour while police investigated a suspicious letter that was discovered by a library employee in a drop box. Police said “the letter is being treated as a possible communication from BTK and has been turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for official authentication,” according to the Eagle.