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December 6, 2012

FBI: Serial killer robbed Tupper bank in 2009

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Keyes’s statements alleging a sequence of killings are now being released by the FBI.

A timeline of the serial killer’s travels indicates he crisscrossed the United States for years. 

In a press statement, Alaska-based FBI investigators said Keyes admitted killing four people in Washington state — two (not connected to each other) during 2005 and 2006; and a couple sometime between 2001 and 2005.

The FBI does not know if the victims were residents of Washington or if they were vacationing there but lived in another state.

“Additionally,” the FBI said in the statement released Tuesday, “Keyes admitted to investigators that in 2009 he murdered a victim on the East Coast and disposed of the body in New York state.”

REMOTE LOCATIONS

Investigators believe Keyes did not know any of his victims before kidnapping them.

“He described several remote locations that he frequented to look for victims — parks, campgrounds, trailheads, cemeteries, boating areas, etc.,” federal authorities said.

“Keyes also told investigators that prior to the Currier case (Essex Junction, Vt.), his victims’ disappearances received little if any media coverage,” the FBI statement said.

“Based on his own research, Keyes stated that one of his victims has been recovered, but authorities ruled the death accidental. Investigators have not identified this victim or where this crime occurred.”

The FBI is seeking the public’s help to identify additional victims.

Anyone who may have seen Keyes in the region or may have information related to his travels is encouraged to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

The killer lived in Washington from 2001 to March 2007 before moving to Alaska, where he worked as a general contractor.

Email Kim Smith Dedam: kdedam@pressrepublican.com

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