In a recent email with TMZ, Dennis Rader – who dubbed himself “The BTK” also known as “Bind, Tortue, Kill” – said he can relate to the murder suspect’s alleged “dark mind.”
Specifically, Rader claimed that he believes Kohberger would wait for his victims, stalk them, and case their home.
In the email, Rader reportedly said this is “much like I did.”
Late last month, Kohberger was arrested on four counts of first-degree murder and burglary in connection with the brutal killings of University of Idaho students Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin at an off-campus house on November 13.
Kohberger, a 28-year-old grad student, was arrested in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania after a weeks-long investigation.
The suspect attended Washington State University just 10 miles away from the University of Idaho, officials have revealed.
On Thursday, an unsealed affidavit revealed several chilling details about the night of the murders and months leading up to it.
In particular, it detailed that the suspect allegedly visited the house where the murders took place 12 times since June 2022.
The visits typically took place in the late evening or early morning hours, according to court documents.
No motive has been released in the murders.
Rader has also reportedly speculated there were parallels between one of his murders and the Idaho killings.
The BTK serial killer brutally murdered 10 people from 1974 to 1991 in Wichita, Kansas.
He later admitted that the murders were committed to fulfill his twisted sexual fantasies.
In his recent email, the twisted killer claimed there were similarities from the Idaho murders and the January 1974 murders of Joseph Otero, 39, his wife Julia, 33, their nine-year-old son Joseph Otero Jr. and 11-year-old daughter Josephine Otero.
“Murder four, much like the Oteros, up close and personal stabbed,” Rader told TMZ.
Rader also reportedly noted that Kohberger has been accused of leaving DNA at the crime scene – similar to what he did at the Otero home.
In recent days, rumors suggested Kohberger had been in contact with Rader.
However, the convicted serial killer denied those claims over the weekend.
“No on Kohberger all around,” Rader told TMZ.
Kohberger first appeared in Latah County Court in Idaho on Thursday.
He was denied bail and ordered to remain in custody.
Several family members of the deceased college students were present at the hearing.
A status hearing was set for January 12.