Serial Killer Sew Dead Woman’s Eyes: Nearly a decade after his death in 2012, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has proceeded to publish more horrifying evidence in the case of infamous killer Israel Keyes in the hopes of locating more unknown victims of the convicted serial killer rapist and psycho killer.
Despite picking at least 11 victims at random, Keyes, a native of Richmond, Utah, painstakingly planned his murders to escape detection in practically every region of the United States.
Samantha Koenig, an 18-year-old barista from Anchorage who vanished on the evening of February 1, 2012, during her night shift at a roadside espresso stand in Alaska, was one of them. The entire episode was captured on video by the workplace’s security camera.
Serial Killer Sew Dead Woman’s Eyes
The assailant had carried the teen victim’s remains to his rented home after rapping and killing her. Keyes admitted to pulling the woman’s frozen body out of the refrigerator in his shed, applying lipstick to her face, braiding her hair, and stitching her eyes open with a fishing line to simulate an evidence of life in order to extract ransom money from the girl’s relatives.
According to the Daily Star, he then held a local newspaper to her face, took a grainy Polaroid, and emailed the ransom photo to her loved ones, asking $30,000 in exchange for her safety.
Unaware of the ploy, Koenig’s family quickly wired the ransom money, believing their daughter was still alive. To avoid leaving a record of his murder, the crazy killer chopped up Koenig’s body and threw her remains into Matanuska Lake after receiving the money.
Following the horrible murder of the 18-year-old barista, Keyes proceeded on a two-week trip with his family in the Gulf of Mexico, as if nothing had happened.
After 10 hours of delicate and arduous operations, the FBI’s dive team recovered Koenig’s body on April 2, 2012, at Matanuska Lake in Alaska.
The ex-strategy soldier’s was to travel to a distant part of the nation and rent a car, paying for gas, supplies, and hotel stays entirely in cash to avoid leaving any digital trail for police to follow.
The killer also liked to hide his “murder kits,” which included materials like as shovels, plastic bags, money, firearms, ammo, and bottles of Drano, in secluded locations such as parks, campgrounds, walking paths, and boat docks, waiting for someone to prey on them.
According to CBS News, Keyes’ use of the victim’s ATM card, which had been watched by police since Koenig’s disappearance, allowed officials to track his whereabouts more than a month later in March 2012.
Authorities apprehended the 34-year-old Alaskan man driving a rental automobile in the Lower 48, approximately 4,000 miles away in Texas, and arrested him on the spot. They also retrieved the victim’s phone and the debit card he had on him at the time of the transaction.
Keyes eventually recounted the horrifying facts from when he planned his abduction of the barista to the moment he murdered her two weeks after his arrest. According to the New York Post, the accused confessed to at least eight murders and multiple bank robberies.
Keyes was suspected of robbing 20 to 30 households across the United States and murdering at least 11 people at random. Using his own blood, the man allegedly sketched terrifying images of 11 skulls, which were thought to be his recent victims at the time. Authorities are not ruling out other heinous crimes in other countries.
On Dec. 2, 2012, Keyes committed suicide in his Anchorage Correctional Complex detention cell by self-inflicted wrist slashes and strangling. He left a blood-soaked filthy suicide note titled “Ode to Murder,” in which he stated that he was sickened by other people’s lifestyles, which prompted him to commit suicide.