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The Cold-Blooded Crimes of Serial Murderer Israel Keyes

To Israel Keyes February 1, 2012, probably seemed like just another day for a murder. His victim, Alaskan barista Samantha Koenig, was not reported missing until February 2 after snow had covered any traces of the abduction. This abduction, however, would be Keyes’ last, and would ultimately lead to his undoing.

Today in Crime History: Samantha Koenig’s Body Recovered From Lake

On April 2, 2012, two months after her disappearance, the body of Anchorage barista Samantha Koenig was pulled from a lake. She had been the victim of serial killer Israel Keyes.

VIDEO: Israel Keyes Describes Hunting his Victims

On July 10, 2012, over coffee and a bagel, serial killer Israel Keyes told investigators the simple secret of how he got away with murder for so long.

FBI: Did You See Serial Killer Israel Keyes in North Texas?

In the wake of Israel Keyes’ December 2012 jail suicide, the FBI is reaching out to the public in an attempt to solve eight or more murders to which the serial killer confessed, and locate other possible victims.

Update: Police Release Dead Serial Killer’s Account of Murder of Samantha Koenig

The FBI has made available more details of the abduction of Alaskan barista Koenig, as well as the events leading up to the discovery of her frozen remains in Matanuska Lake.

Possible Serial Killer Keyes Found Dead in Alaska Jail Cell

Suspected killer Israel Keyes may have killed as many as eight or more people, but without more information about the victims, identifying them and solving their murders may be next to impossible.

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