ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Authorities deduced from hours of interviews with an Alaska serial killer that he may have killed close to a dozen people, and that he killed for pleasure and was only conflicted about how his notoriety would affect the ones he loved.
Israel Keyes confessed to killing eight people before he committed suicide last weekend in an Anchorage jail, but FBI and Anchorage Police Department investigators said Friday they think he may have had up to three additional victims.
“Based on some of the things he told us, and some of the conversations we had with him, we believe the number is less than 12,” FBI Special Agent Jolene Goeden said. “We don’t know for sure. He’s the only one who could have ultimately answered that.”