The FBI has released new details about
the serial killer who confessed to murdering Bill and Lorraine Currier of Essex
Before Israel Keyes, 34,
killed himself in an Alaska jail cell, FBI agents say he revealed clues about
his other murders. Tuesday, the feds released new video interviews and an
interactive timeline chronicling Keyes' movements over the last 16 years.
Investigators say Keyes controlled the details, only divulging enough
information to keep them guessing.
"His crimes were
meticulously planned, and our interviews with him were the same in a way,"
said Special Agent Jolene Goeden, FBI Anchorage Division, "I never got the
sense that he accidentally told us something or got angry and something flew
out of his mouth. My impression was that he always knew what he was going to
In an effort to learn the
complete story behind his crimes, the FBI is now letting the public know what
types of cars Keyes rented, towns he visited and campgrounds where he stayed.
"He gave us a number
of clues," Goeden said. "He talked openly about some of the
homicides, but much of what he said only hinted at the things he had done. So
we are trying to get information out there about what he did tell us."
Investigators say Keyes
may have crossed into Canada on multiple occasions, including several trips to
Montreal to seek out prostitutes.
The FBI says Keyes only
gave them the names of three of his victims-- Bill and Lorraine Currier, as
well as 18-year-old Samantha Koenig, a coffeehouse worker in Anchorage, Alaska.
They say in the Currier case, Keyes flew from Alaska to Chicago, rented a car
and drove 1,000 miles to Vermont, where he hunted for victims. He chose the
Curriers at random.
But the feds say Keyes
discussed seven or eight victims and the FBI hopes the new information will
help identify them.
"What they're trying
to do is trigger people's memories to say, you know, there was this victim, she
might have had this hair color, this eye color. She was in this area that this
time. Has she gone missing? Do you know her?" said Cheryl Hanna, of the
Vermont Law School. "The FBI would like very much to figure out what
crimes he actually committed, what he's actually responsible for and put some
of their cold cases to rest."
Investigators believe that
in 2009 Keyes killed and buried another victim in upstate New York, but ruled
out his Constable, N.Y., property as the burial ground.
The FBI is teaming up with
law enforcement nationwide in an effort to link Keyes to unsolved cases.
"If we have a missing
person identified in a particular area, we work closely with that local police
department to either connect the person to Keyes or not," Goeden said.
"We have his DNA."
The FBI says Keyes enjoyed
killing people and expressed no remorse for his meticulously planned crimes.
They say if the newly released information sparks anyone's memories, they're
asked to call the FBI or submit a tip online.
"That fact that Keyes
is dead makes it more difficult for us," said Goeden, "but the investigation
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