Anchorage, AK – Confessed serial killer Israel Keyes was found dead in his jail cell several days ago, and if you ask us, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. More details about his motives are being released, forming a portrait of a cold and ruthless killer, who could only respond “Why not?” when asked why he killed at least eight people.
“There were just times, a couple of times, where we would try to get a why,” said Anchorage Police officer Jeff Bell, who helped interrogate Keyes for hours. “He would have this term, he would say, ‘A lot of people ask why, and I would be, like, why not?’”
Keyes confessed to killing eight people, but hinted at several more murders throughout the US, reports NBC.
“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.”
We may never know the full number, since Keyes slit his wrist and strangled himself with bedding Sunday at the Anchorage Correctional Facility. Had he not been caught, authorities believe that his killing spree would have continued. He said that he had murder/body disposal kits stashed all over the country. Once was found in Anchorage, and consisted of a shovel, plastic bags, and bottles of Drano, which Keyes said speeds up the decomposition of bodies.
“He enjoyed it. He liked what he was doing,” Goeden said, opining on Keyes’ true motive. “He talked about getting a rush out of it, the adrenalin, the excitement out of it.”
Keyes will be buried on Sunday in Washington state.