The FBI and Anchorage police released surveillance video of 18-year old Samantha Koenig being kidnapped from the Common Grounds coffee stand where she worked on the night of February 1, 2012. Her kidnapper, 34-year old Israel Keyes, would later sexually assault and strangle her hours later, before departing on a two week cruise.
After returning on Feb. 17, Keyes issued a $30,000 ransom demand, using a posed photo of her body to make her appear alive before dismembering it and dumping the remains in Matanuska Lake.
Keyes' usage of her stolen debit card led to his arrest in Texas in March, and while in jail he confessed to a further seven murders in Washington, New York and Vermont. The FBI, with the permission of Koenig's family, released details of the case after Keyes committed suicide on December 3rd by slitting his wrist and hanging himself in his jail cell.
NOTES: Video is 11 minutes long, so for those with no time/patience, crucial parts are as follows:
2:00 - Keyes pulls a gun on the victim after she serves him a coffee; he forces her to turn off the shop's lights
4:00 - Koenig is forced to hand over the contents of the cash register
9:30-10:00 - Keyes ties up Koenig and forces her to walk across the street to his vehicle
Full FBI News Release With Many More Details:
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In: Regional News
Tags: serial, killer, victim, kidnapping, coffee, shop, alaska, fbi, police, israel, keyes, murder, crime
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States (load item map)
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