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Published On: Mon, Dec 3rd, 2012

Israel Keyes, serial killer, found dead in his cell, committed suicide

A confessed serial killer was found dead in Anchorage, Alaska this weekend. Israel Keyes is believed to have killed at least eight people over 10 years.

Israel Keyes

Keyes, age 34, apparently committed suicide Sunday at the Anchorage Correctional Complex.

Israel Keyes had admitted to abducting and killing 18-year-old Samantha Koenig, who disappeared in February from an espresso stand in Anchorage, officials said at a news conference Sunday.Keyes also admitted to killing a Vermont couple, Bill and Lorraine Currier, in June 2011, and allegedly five more people whom he did not name, prosecutors said. 

During hours and hours of interviews conducted after the arrest in the Koenig case, Keyes began revealing details of his past crimes.
 
“He did tell us that he had killed other people and that there were bodies of up to four other people in Washington state, as well as a body disposed of in New York state,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Feldis said after the press conference.There may be even more murder victims, Feldis said.

Keyes also admitted to two bank robberies, one of them committed in Texas after Koenig’s murder, Feldis said.

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