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Did serial killer have victims in Washington?

By Jeff Humphrey, KXLY4 Reporter , jeffhu@kxly.com
Published On: Dec 04 2012 07:50:03 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 04 2012 08:36:39 PM CST
Israel Keyes
SPOKANE, Wash. -

A serial killer who committed suicide in an Alaskan jail claims he killed four people here in Washington State. The question is who were his victims?

Before committing suicide in Alaska over the weekend, Israel Keyes told investigators he murdered several people across the country including a couple in Vermont and four people in Washington.

Records show Keyes spent at least his teenage years in Colville, and has been doling information out to detectives for several months now, but told investigators if they went public with his name the flow of information about unsolved killings would stop.

Keyes, who was arrested earlier this year, after using one of his victim Samantha Koenig's debit cards, in Texas, told detectives he killed two people in Washington in separate incidents in 2005 or 2006. He also claims to have killed a couple here in Washington between the years of 2001 and 2005.

Keyes allegedly confessed to killing Bill and Lorraine Currier of Essex Junction, Vermont.

He flew into Chicago, rented a car and drove across several states before arriving there, the FBI said. He is then thought to have traveled around the East Coast before returning to Chicago and then Alaska, where he had lived since 2007.

Prior to that, he lived in Washington State, where he confessed to killing four people, the FBI said. He is likewise alleged to have admitted to killing another person, somewhere on the East Coast, in 2009. The identities of those five victims were not released.

Finally, Keyes was accused and charged in the death of 18-year-old Samantha Koenig, the Alaskan barista. She was last seen on February 1 being led away by a man from the parking lot of the coffee stand where she worked. Her body was found in a lake north of Anchorage.

He is said to have buried supplies he planned to use in future crimes, and investigators recovered two caches, one in Eagle River, Alaska, and one near Blake Falls Reservoir in New York. They contained weapons and items used to dispose of bodies, the FBI said.

If he had been convicted in Koenig's death, Keyes could have faced the death penalty.

CNN contributed to this report.

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