January 2, 2014 in City

FBI gets tips about late Alaska serial killer Keyes

Associated Press
 

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – The FBI has received about 100 phone calls since asking the public for information about late Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes.

But FBI special agent Jolene Goeden of Anchorage said this week that none of those calls has connected Keyes to missing people on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington, where he lived from 2001 to 2007.

“The majority of phone calls were from people who knew him and interacted with him, who would give information about the types of things he did, activity he was involved in,” Goeden told the Peninsula Daily News.

Keyes was believed to have killed 11 people across the country between 2001 and 2012, including five while he lived in Neah Bay in northwest Washington, the newspaper reported.

Keyes killed himself in an Anchorage jail in 2012 while awaiting a federal trial in the rape and strangulation murder of his last known victim, Samantha Koenig, 18. The teenager was abducted in February 2012 from the Anchorage coffee shop where she worked. Koenig’s dismembered body was pulled from a lake north of Anchorage two months after she went missing.

Goeden said FBI agents also are investigating tips they received on missing people elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

Anyone with information about Keyes or his possible victims should call (800) CALL-FBI.

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