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Information sought on serial killer

Once lived in Maupin


The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public's help on the case of serial killer Israel Keyes, who at one time was a resident of Maupin.

Anyone with information concerning Keyes is encouraged to contact Special Agent Deirdre Fike by contacting the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

In the summer of 1997 or 1998, Keyes lived in Maupin and admitted that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl who never reported the incident.

Based upon the investigation conducted following his arrest in March 2012, Keyes is believed to have committed multiple kidnappings and murders across the country between 2001 and March 2012. Keyes killed himself while in custody in Alaska on Dec. 2, 2012.

From 2001 to March 2007, Keyes lived in Washington, and then moved to Alaska. While living in Alaska, Keyes traveled extensively while working as a general contractor. In a series of interviews with law enforcement, Keyes described significant planning and preparation for his murders, reflecting a meticulous and organized approach to his crimes.

Keyes admitted responsibility for robbing several banks during that time frame, two of which investigators have corroborated. Keyes used the proceeds from his bank robberies to pay for his travel, along with money he made as a general contractor. He also admitted to traveling to various locations to leave supplies he planned to use in future crimes.

Keyes stated he buried caches throughout the United States. The FBI recovered two caches buried by Keyes — one in Eagle River, Alaska, and one near Blakes Falls Reservoir in New York. The caches contained weapons and other items used to dispose of bodies.

Investigators believe Keyes did not know any of his victims prior to their abductions. He described several remote locations that he frequented to look for victims — parks, campgrounds, trailheads, cemeteries, boating areas, etc.

Keyes also admitted to frequenting prostitutes during his travels and it is unknown at this time if he met any of his victims in this manner. He indicated the victims are male and female and range in age from late teens to the elderly.

Prior to the murder of Bill and Lorraine Currier in Vermont in 2011, Keyes told investigators his victims' disappearance received little if any media coverage. Investigators believe Keyes is responsible for 11 homicides.

The following is a timeline about Keyes' criminal activities. It also includes travel dates/locations investigators believe Keyes may have committed a homicide:

Summer 1997 or 1998: Keyes stated he abducted a female in the late afternoon or early evening while she and friends were tubing on the Deschutes River.

Keyes sexually assaulted the female. He let her go and sent her on her tube back down the river. The victim in this case was between 14 and 18 years old.

Investigators do not believe this sexual assault was reported to law enforcement. Keyes was living in Maupin, at the time and the abduction location is believed to be near Maupin.

July 2001: Keyes was discharged from the U.S. Army.

July to October 2001: Keyes resided in Neah Bay, Wash., and committed his first homicide. The identity and location of the victim are unknown.

July 2001 to 2005: Keyes stated he murdered an unidentified couple in Washington.

2005 to 2006: Keyes admitted that he committed two murders independent of one another. Keyes used his boat to dispose of the bodies of these victims. Keyes stated at least one of the bodies was disposed of in Crescent Lake in Washington

March 1-9, 2007: Keyes drove from Neah Bay, Wash., to Anchorage, Alaska, where he resided until is his arrest. Keyes traveled the Alaska-Canadian Highway making known stops in Cache Creek, B.C.; Watson Lake, Yukon Territory; Destruction Bay, Yukon Territory; and Teslin, Yukon Territory. Keyes crossed the border into Alaska on March 9, 2007.

Oct. 31-Nov. 5, 2008: Keyes flew to Seattle following travel to multiple other states, including North Dakota and Arizona.

April 9, 2009: Keyes admitted to abducting a female victim from a state on the East Coast and transported that person over multiple state lines into New York.The victim is buried in upstate New York.

April 10, 2009: Keyes robbed Community Bank in Tupper Lake, N.Y.

July 9-12, 2010: Keyes flew from Anchorage to Sacramento, Calif., and traveled to Auburn, Calif.

April/May 2011: Keyes staked out a park near Point Woronzof in Anchorage, Alaska. He admitted he intended to shoot a couple sitting in a car but his plans were disrupted by a police officer that pulled into the parking lot

May 2011: Keyes reported he staked out the North Fork Trailhead in Eagle River, Alaska with the intention of abducting someone

June 8, 2011: Keyes flew from Anchorage to Chicago on June 2, 2011. He rented a car and drove to Essex, Vt. On June 8, 2011, Keyes admitted to the abduction and murder of Bill and Lorraine Currier.

Feb. 1, 2012: Keyes admitted to the abduction and murder of Samantha Koenig in Anchorage, Alaska.

Feb. 2-18, 2012: Keyes flew to New Orleans where he went on a cruise until Feb. 11. After the cruise, he drove from New Orleans to Texas. Although he denied it, investigators believe Keyes may be responsible for a homicide in Texas or a surrounding state during this time. In the morning hours of Feb. 16, 2012, Keyes set a home on fire in Aledo, Texas. Following the arson, he robbed National Bank of Texas in Azle, Texas.




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