FBI releases notes of serial killer arrested in Lufkin
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -
Handwritten notes found under Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes' body
after he killed himself contained poetry about superficiality and
consumerism in American society, along with disturbing ramblings about
an unnamed victim under his control.
But the writings contained no specific details
about his crimes and no information useful in the investigation, such as
the names of additional victims, the FBI said Wednesday in releasing
The writings were on a yellow legal pad found
underneath Keyes, who slit his wrist Dec. 2 in his Anchorage jail cell
using the blade of a disposable razor that he had embedded in a pencil.
He also had strangled himself with a bedsheet.
The notes were at first too bloody to read, so they were sent to an FBI laboratory in Virginia and restored.
The FBI determined Keyes left behind no code or
hidden message in his writings. The agency offered no commentary on
The first two pages of the sometimes illegible words make reference to U.S. colonizing and consuming.
"Land of the free, home of the lie, land of the
scheme, Americanize! Consume what you don't need, stars you idolize,
pursue what you adore it is a dream, then its American die," Keyes
The final two pages are far darker, referencing a person under his control, the person's obvious fear, and inevitable doom.
"You are my love at first sight, and though you're
scared to be near me, my words penetrate your thought now in an intimate
prelude," Keyes wrote.
Keyes, 34, was set for a March trial in federal
court in the abduction and killing of 18-year-old Anchorage barista
She was abducted at gunpoint from a coffee stand
just before closing time on Feb. 1, 2012. Investigators concluded she
was raped and strangled. Her body was left in a shed outside Keyes'
Anchorage home for two weeks while he went on a cruise.
The abduction gripped Anchorage as investigators held out hope that she remained alive.
Keyes was arrested in March in Lufkin. He had sought a ransom and used Koenig's debit card.
Three weeks after the arrest, Koenig's dismembered body was found in a frozen lake north of Anchorage.
Before he died, Keyes confessed to the killings of
at least seven others in other states, including Bill and Lorraine
Currier of Essex, Vt., in 2011. Under questioning by investigators, he
also alluded to other possible victims.
Koenig and the Curriers were the only victims named by Keyes.
Keyes was in state custody in Anchorage because there are no federal prisons in Alaska.
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