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FBI releases surveillance video from Samantha Koenig abduction

  • Author: Craig Medred
  • Updated: September 27, 2016
  • Published December 5, 2012

The FBI and Anchorage police on Tuesday released surveillance footage recorded on Feb. 1, 2012, at the Common Grounds coffee stand in Midtown Anchorage, where Samantha Koenig was kidnapped.

The video and other details surrounding Koenig's abduction and murder were released with permission from the Koenig family, two days after the man who confessed to killing her committed suicide in an Anchorage jail cell.

Anchorage police and the FBI now say that confessed serial killer Israel Keyes sexually assaulted and asphyxiated Koenig in a shed at his home in Anchorage's Turnagain neighborhood on the night of Feb. 1 and Feb. 2.Authorities said Keyes then left for more than two weeks on a cruise before returning, dismembering her body, and dumping her remains in Matanuska Lake, located on the Glenn Highway between Palmer and Wasilla. Keyes also reportedly wrote a ransom note demanding $30,000 and used Samantha's stolen debit card numerous times, which ultimately led to his arrest in March in Lufkin, Texas.

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