Authorities: Suspected serial killer committed suicide
Authorities say Israel Keyes killed himself while in custody.
December 4th, 2012
06:58 PM ET

Authorities: Suspected serial killer committed suicide

A suspected serial killer has killed for the last time.

Authorities say Israel Keyes, who was arrested and charged in the killing of an Alaskan barista, killed himself while in custody.

Before committing suicide on Sunday, Keyes confessed to at least seven other slayings, according to the FBI field office in Anchorage, Alaska, which on Monday asked for the public's help with tracing Keyes' travels over the years in the hopes of identifying any additional victims.

He crisscrossed the country, and authorities may never know how many he killed.

"Based upon investigation conducted following his arrest in March 2012, Israel Keyes is believed to have committed multiple kidnappings and murders across the country between 2001 and March 2012," the office said in a statement. "Keyes described significant planning and preparation for his murders, reflecting a meticulous and organized approach to his crimes."

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  1. Patrick

    Now they can blame all of the unsolved crimes on him.

    December 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Patrick

    Being an award winning chef and a doctor of sychology I agree.

    December 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      psychology. Can't spell ? yeah, typo....your fingers jammed.

      December 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dazzle ©

    @little mister, maybe you should make an appointment with one.

    December 4, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    I told you before, dream on.

    December 4, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO ©

    Israel's fault.

    December 4, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Phil

    How did this fellow kill himself? Strange they are not revealing his method of suicide.

    December 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    @ Phil, they very rarely reveal that here. Just like the dbl murder/suicide the other day on that campus in wyoming. At least this way he saved the taxpayers a ton of money!

    December 4, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    I agree@chrissy
    at least he saved tax payers' money.
    An end to a life of endless horror.

    December 4, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Queen of the Pen

    I'm sure someone will write an autobiography, get it translated into a screenplay and then a movie just so people can hear how this creep has a poor and abusive childhood. I have the strongest disdain for such cowards. He knew what was awaiting him–the needle; and that coward couldn't face his victim's family. http://bitly.com/bundles/queenofthepen/3

    December 5, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
  10. alumette

    likely many more murders will go unsolved since he is no longer talking. He certainly was good looking, so was Ted Bundy....Good looking serial killers have the upper hand. The women feel comfortable with them.

    December 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • WADering

      Do you need to see an optician or do you drop 'em easily?

      December 6, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. Layne Barbary

    Well, at least we are not stuck with a costly trial and imprisonment or execution. He confessed, he self-executed. Next!

    December 8, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. TeamChaos

    Thank you for saving the tax payers money.

    December 9, 2012 at 12:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. TK

    There won't be an autobiography, because he's dead. But someone might write a biography, and probably will.

    December 9, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |