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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.