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Currier suspect found dead in Alaska prison cell

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The man who authorities say admitted to killing Bill and Lorraine Currier is dead.  Police say Israel Keyes took his own life in Alaska, where he was being held in connection with another murder.

Keyes committed suicide Sunday morning in the Alaska jail cell where he was being held. Keyes was awaiting trial for the murder of an Anchorage teenager, 18-year-old Samantha Koenig. Police say while questioning Keyes about the Koenig case, he confessed to killing the Curriers and told police where they could find their bodies.

The confession prompted a dig beneath a demolished home in Essex. Investigators chased the construction debris to a Coventry landfill but never found the couple's remains. In October the FBI also searched Keyes' cabin in Constable, New York after getting a tip.

Investigators say Koenig and the Curriers weren't Keyes' only victims. He also confessed to killing four people in Washington state and one in New York. They say his killing spree spanned at least a decade and all his victims were strangers.

Federal authorities in Vermont agreed to keep quiet about the Currier connection as long as Keyes remained in prison and the public was not at risk.

Authorities say the ongoing investigation has not revealed that Keyes is linked to any other Vermont murders. A press conference is planned for Monday afternoon.

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