Authorities spent Tuesday searching the former residence of Israel Keyes in West Anchorage. Keyes is accused of kidnapping and killing an Anchorage Barista earlier this year.
Under a federal search warrant, the FBI along with the Anchorage Police Department searched the former home of Israel Keyes. 34-year-old Keyes was arrested and jailed for allegedly abducting and killing 18-year-old Samantha Koenig in February. Keyes was taken into custody on March 13 in Lufkin, Texas. He was arraigned on a federal indictment on March 27 in federal court in Anchorage. During a previous search of his residence on March 30, the FBI removed a shed to FBI headquarters. Koenig’s body was recovered from Matanuska Lake on April 2. A Vermont TV station reported in July, citing anonymous sources, that Keyes was a suspect in the murder of an Essex couple in 2011. Federal Prosecutors declined to comment on the current search because the federal search warrant is under seal. The trial date for Keyes is set for March 11, 2013 in Anchorage federal district court.