Details released in Alaska serial killer's suicide
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers say a man who killed himself after confessing to multiple murders across the country died in his Anchorage jail cell after cutting a wrist and using bedding material to strangle himself.
Troopers say the state medical examiner hasn't determined what injury was the primary cause of Israel Keyes' death.
Keyes was found dead in his cell Sunday morning. Blood-soaked papers that appeared to have writing on them also were found, and have been turned over to the FBI.
Keyes was awaiting a March trial in the death of 18-year-old Samantha Koenig. Authorities say he abducted Koenig in February from the Anchorage coffee stand where she worked.
Investigators say Keyes sexually assaulted Koenig and strangled her, then left her body in a shed while he went on a cruise. They say he dismembered the body when he returned two weeks later.MORE IN This Just InCASTLETON — Rutland Post 31 pitcher Andy Kenosh called it “mojo. Full StoryRUTLAND — More than 26,000 people were without power when severe thunderstorms rolled through the... Full StoryNORTHFIELD — A Norwich University professor has been awarded a research fellowship to support her... Full Story
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