Israel Keyes Commits Suicide in Jail having Confessed to Murder of Samantha Koenig and Vermont Couple Bill and Lorraine Currier … Linked to Seven Murders
Confessed serial killer commits suicide.
Israel Keyes, the man who was suspected in the murder of 18 year old Samantha Koenig and also confessed to the murders of Bill and Lorraine Currier of Essex, Vt, was found dead in his Alaska jail cell of an apparent suicide. He has been linked to seven other murders in three states. Keyes was facing a trial in March 2013 in Anchorage federal court for the kidnapping and murder of 18 year old Samantha Koenig. She was abducted from a coffee kiosk in the city last February. Her body was later found in Found in Matanuska Lake. Israel Keyes is also reported to have confessed to the murders of Bill and Lorraine Currier of Essex, Vt. Their bodies have never been recovered.
Israel Keyes, who had also confessed to killing a Vermont couple, was found dead in his cell Sunday, authorities said at a news conference that included U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler, the FBI, and Anchorage police.
Keyes was facing a March trial in Anchorage federal court for the murder of 18-year-old Samantha Koenig, who was abducted from a coffee kiosk in the city last February. He was later arrested in Texas after using the victim’s debit card.
Anchorage police chief Mark Mew said Keyes confessed to killing Koenig, as well as killing Bill and Lorraine Currier of Essex, Vt.
Keyes revealed his past crimes in dozens of hours of interviews conducted after he was arrested for Koenig’s death, officials said.
“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.
Good riddance to bad rubbish!!!