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FBI Releases Writings of Israel Keyes

FBI Anchorage February 06, 2013
  • Assistant Special Agent in Charge Kevin Donovan (907) 265-8102

Mary Rook, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the state of Alaska, announced today the release of the writings found in Israel Keyes’ jail cell at the time of his suicide on December 2, 2012. The writings, a combination of pencil and ink on yellow legal pad, were discovered beneath Keyes’ body, illegible and covered in blood. Because of their initial condition, the writings were sent to the FBI Laboratory in Virginia for processing. The FBI Laboratory was able to restore the notes to a condition that allowed for their review and analysis. The FBI concluded there was no hidden code or message in the writings. Further, it was determined that the writings do not offer any investigative clues or leads as to the identity of other possible victims. The FBI does not offer any commentary as to the meaning of these writings.


The FBI continues to work closely with state and local law enforcement agencies across the country to identify other victims of Keyes. Anyone with information concerning Keyes is encouraged to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

- View press release with photos and audio of Keyes, as well as a list of his known travels around the U.S. and parts of Canada between 2004 and 2012