FBI officers have launched macabre new proof in the case of confessed serial killer Israel Keyes – drawings of skulls he made in his own blood, in accordance to a report.
Investigators revealed the disturbing discover Saturday on CBS’ “48 Hours,” saying they imagine Keyes might have killed up to seven different individuals primarily based on interviews and the drawings, which had been discovered simply months earlier than he dedicated suicide in an Alaska jail in late 2012.
“He drew a collection of 11 skulls,” FBI Particular Agent Jolene Goeden mentioned. “And these had been discovered beneath his mattress in his jail cell.”
Prior to taking his own life, Keyes, 34, had confessed to killing 18-year-old Samantha Koenig after abducting her from a espresso stand in Anchorage the place she labored, in addition to seven different individuals throughout the nation.
Investigators on the time suspected Keyes of killing as many as 11 individuals, none of whom he knew, together with a pair in Washington state someday between 2001 and 2005.
Keyes mentioned his killings came about in fewer than 10 states, however didn’t reveal the entire places.
“As soon as I began, you realize … there was nothing else prefer it,” Keyes informed investigators, in accordance to the report, including there was no technique to choosing his victims. “It was simply random.”
FBI officers additionally revealed Keyes’ so-called “kill caches,” or pre-made kits containing weapons, zip ties and different gadgets he buried throughout the nation in advance of his slayings. Investigators suppose extra of the caches are buried elsewhere and will include proof in the unsolved murders, CBS reviews.
“It received’t be straightforward by any means,” FBI Particular Agent Katherine Nelson mentioned. “And it could take a very long time. However I’ll by no means hand over attempting.”
In 2013, Goeden mentioned the FBI believed Keyes killed 11 individuals “primarily based primarily” on what he informed investigators.
“He was evasive,” Goeden mentioned, in accordance to an FBI transcript. “He was very evasive at instances throughout interviews, and he informed us once we tried to pin him down on a quantity that it was lower than 12. However then there have been issues that he would say that led us to imagine that by ‘lower than 12,’ he merely meant 11, and so he was fast to right us in interviews if we had one thing unsuitable.”
With Submit wires