• Attorney: Keyes investigated in death of Celina Cass


    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (MyFoxBoston.com/AP) — New details have emerged about a man accused of killing a Vermont couple who died in an apparent suicide in jail.

    In interviews with police, Israel Keyes said he enjoyed killing people. He also detailed how he targeted some of his victims in a recorded interview.

    "I would let them come to me," said Keyes. "Try to find a remote area that's not anywhere near where you live but that other people go to as well... not much to choose from so to speak but there's also no witnesses, nobody else around."

    The FBI released the video in hopes that someone might recognize Keyes and be able to help investigators close out other cases. He is suspected in as many as 15 murders across the U.S.

    Investigators said Keyes stayed in New England following the deaths of Bill and Lorraine Currier. Keyes confessed to killing them but was never tried in their deaths.

    Keyes was also connected to a high-profile murder in New Hampshire.

    Fox 25's Bob Ward confirmed with N.H. senior assistant attorney general Jane Young that Keyes was also being looked at in connection with the death of Celina Cass.

    Young said that Keyes' death has no impact on their investigation into the Cass case.

    The FBI also released details about the death of an Alaska barista that Keyes was about to be tried for.

    Investigators said Keyes sexually assaulted and killed 18-year-old Samantha Koenig the day after he abducted her in February.

    Keyes told authorities he then left the woman's body in toolshed for two weeks while he went on a cruise.

    Keyes dismembered the woman's body after he returned from the cruise, and disposed of it in a frozen lake north of Anchorage, the FBI said in a release.

    Keyes, 34, was arrested in Koenig's death in March in Texas.

    His body was found in his Anchorage jail cell Sunday after he apparently killed himself.

    Also Tuesday, authorities released video footage of Keyes abducting Koenig, caught by a surveillance camera.

    In the video, a man identified as Keyes wears a black mask with eye holes as he climbs through the window of an Anchorage coffee kiosk.

    Koenig is seen putting her hands up several times before Keyes leads her out. Police say Koenig was killed hours later. Her body was recovered from the lake in April.

    Keyes had faced a March trial in the killing.

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