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Surveillance Video of Serial Killer Israel Keyes Kidnapping Samantha Koenig

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:

http://www.khq.com/story/20262494/fbi-releases-details-of-samantha-koenigs-abduction-murder

News Link On Israel Keyes' death:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/alaska-serial-killer-israel-keyes-committed-suicide-hidden/story?id=17883891#.UMAdO3c6Bsg

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Added: Dec-6-2012 Occurred On: Feb-1-2012
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Location: Anchorage, Alaska, United States (load item map)
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  • Filthy fucking waste of skin rapist murderer. RIP Samantha!

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  • It just hit me how videos like this capture someones seemingly normal uneventful day... @1:45 she has no idea that in fifteen seconds this event will change her life forever. As a spectator I feel kind of gross all of a sudden.... Seconds of the day are important. Use them to cherish the day and the good people that surround you, Don't waste them....you never know what is going to happen. Time is a motherfucker. Cheers.

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    • @pickengrin Exactly what I was thinking. I guess everybody thinks these things always happen to someone else.

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    • @pickengrin goosebumps is a motherfucker too, and you just gave me em, its my girl and I's 5 year anniversery today, I hope shes off work soon, this video makes me want her to never work again! ...cept in the kitchen;)

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    • @Edmonton1ab Thanks Bud! ...its the day after and i must say, im dehydrated, and shes walkin funny!

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  • RIP.


    For all the females reading this. Whatever you do, DO NOT let a person take you away. Scream ,fall down, Run or whatever it takes to keep from being takin away to who knows where for who knows what.
    I am not a expert in such things but i have never heard of anyone raping a person on the ground in a busy parking lot and then cutting them up without someone seeing them and calling the police.
    Just please be careful.

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    • @Hollrobb He would have shot her on the spot if she did. They're not like other criminals in that they lack remorse and would not panic and run in such situations. He would just cap her at that point as that would be the logical thing to do.

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    • @poobum The way i see it she would have still had a better chance. and even if she did die right then and there then at least she wouldn't have had to gone through the horror i am sure she was put through. Not to mention her family and friends not knowing and then learning she was done the way she was.

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    • @Hollrobb Fair enough. Yeah, I guess when death is a certainty, it's better to die on your own terms.

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    • @poobum I agree, then again i guess it's pretty easy for us to sit here in our home's with the benefit of hindsight. And speaking for myself i have never been in such a position to know just what i would do. To be honest i feel that after watching these video's on here and having the option of thinking it through and thinking about what these people could,should have done i feel i,,,well i hope i will be a little more prepared should the situation arise. Then on the other hand i worry more when More..

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    • @poobum id rather be shot

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  • Poor girl - RIP

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  • this girl had a concealed carry that mother fucked would be regretted his decision.

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  • With a name like Israel he's bound to violate some human rights.

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  • when i read the comments here i see some people are not fare from the killer

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    • @padge Women getting kidnapped and raped is huge in Alaska due to the ratio of men to women. Plus lots of mountain men psychos there. They like the vast empty spaces so this girl was out of her mind for working alone there, may she rest in peace.

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  • You try to build up a good life and then comes a low life son of a bitch and ruins everything. This makes me really mad and sad. RIP to the poor soul.

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  • Never ever get into a car with somebody named Israel.

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  • Regarding this murderer...If he had been placed naked in a cell with nothing in it, he could not have killed himself, but his rights would not allow that. And he should have rights, all of them, up until the moment he provides his first confession that was not under duress. But we provide him rights even after we know he killed at least 8 people. If anything defined the meaning of "stupidity", that has to be it.

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  • Israel Keyes is one of many reasons why I am Pro Death.

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  • There are some really awful people in this world.

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  • Look at how the owner set up the CCTV. 2 cameras pointing directly at the cash till. Nothing at the doors and a shitty one outside. Yeah the owner really has employee safety in mind.

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    • @DutchMediaLeaks

      all about his cash. i thought the sam. shops at night should at least have a panicbutton you hit and police gets an emergency call and shows up.

      wouldnt be such an efford.

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  • So sad...she seemed a lovely girl....she was earning money not harming anyone then that cunt did that to her....there are a lot of fucked up evil scumbags in this world with no conscience or guilt for what they do...what sick twisted excuse of a human being!

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  • I personally think that all thieves , muggers , burglars , and armed robbers should be dropped off in Kabul with a sign around their necks declaring that " allah sucks cock " .

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  • may that fucker burn in hell....

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  • Fucking scum coward

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  • Horrible. Rest In Peace 18-year old Samantha Koenig.

    I wish the Justice System would allow the Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Friends of the victim to inflict the punishment of their choice on the criminal in a public square.

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  • evil people arround us every day, better watch out. i always carry a small nice tac-knife. its small but big enough to kill you. if shit hits the fan, its me or you. no hard feelings.

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  • And you weak government educated progressive fucks want us to give up our 2nd Amendment Rights.

    Just think if she had a .40 semi-auto within reach (with some basic training of course).

    She'd be alive and that motherfucker would have been 'toes up' as quick as you can say 'eat lead'.

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  • NEVER go with a kidnapper!! fight fight fight!! Only worse things can happen if you go with them!!

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  • This is one of the reasons why people should not be working on their own, in premises like these. Too many nutjobs come out at night.

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  • the saddest part is he got away with it. They let him kill himself! How bad was that?

    Should have stayed behind bars for life, hands tied to his back, feet cast in concrete, walls cushioned, no lights, temp at 15 deg C. Intravenous feeding once a day. Exhaust pipe connected to his ass. Barry Manilow songs played non stop.

    Now that would begin to resemble justice.

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  • Watching videos like this makes me have really bad thoughts, I imagine the unspeakable things i would do to the rapist, i would keep him alive for years, give him a real hell here on earth.

    thats not healthy is it?

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    • @watchyoursix1

      well if thats your only problem to deal with the thoughts what you would be able to do with a creature like him youre blessed!

      i always think first of my girlfriend and family, never about myself, always others. things can turn ugly. every year it gets more evil.

      you would meet the animals in yourself if you would catch a guy like that alive. and it would be righteous and deserved to torture and kill him.

      im all for death penalty, but my country is a pussy. a human life is w More..

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