Paula Dietz

General Facts and Figures

  • Name: Paula Dietz
  • Net Worth: $700,000
  • Occupation: Former Bookkeeper
  • Date of Birth: May 5, 1948
  • Place of Birth: Park City, Kansas
  • Zodiac: Taurus
  • Spouse: Divorced with Dennis Rader

Bio and Education

Born in May 1948 in Park City, Kansas, Paula Fietz is one of the oldest yet most widely known bookkeepers in the US.

She grew up in a spiritual family and a typical setup. Apart from that, little is known about her family background, education, and developmental years.

Life in the Limelight

Paula Dietz married Dennis Rader in May 1971. At this time, Rader was schooling and working at Leekers IGA Supermarket.

He had just finished serving in the US Army, working between 1966 and 1970. This couple got blessed with two children, Brian and Kerri.

Between 1974 and 1988, her husband worked with ADT Security Services, which meant that he would help install security cameras across various homes.

Unknown to many, it was an opportunity for Rader to scout for victims to kill. Since he served as the president of the local Lutheran church congregation, it was easy for him to disguise himself.

Rader embraced the nickname BTK Strangler, which stood for bind, torture, and kill. He then went on a killing spree right from 1974.

Usually, he would detail how he was to kill his victims and even kept several mementos. Besides that, Rader wrote to the police to highlight how he killed his victims. It was not until 2005 that the law caught up with him, and Dietz divorced him shortly after.

Estimated Worth

Paula has a net fortune of $700,000, and her primary source of income is bookkeeping.

 Is She Dead?

Paula relocated to a different state to escape the media after learning that her husband had committed murder. She eventually went back to her hometown and her position as a bookkeeper.

She has avoided the media since 2005, and her current residence is unknown.


Written by Husein Gradasevic

Naomi Kay Fleming

Rebecca Olson Gupta