The FBI says an Anchorage barista who was disappeared in February was sexually assaulted, strangled and dismembered. The suspect in Samantha Koenig’s death, Israel Keyes, died in an apparent suicide earlier this week.
In the most detailed account yet of what happened to Koenig, authorities said Keyes told them he strangled the 18-year-old and left her body in a shed outside his Anchorage house until he returned from a cruise.
Keyes dismembered Koenig’s body and disposed of the remains in a frozen lake north of Anchorage.
He was arrested in Koenig’s death in March in Texas, after using her stolen debit card at ATMs in several states.
After his arrest, Keyes confessed to killing Koenig and at least seven other people across the country over the past decade.