A self-described serial killer who committed suicide in an Alaskan jail went on vacation for two weeks after he sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman, strangled her and stored her body in a shed, the FBI revealed Tuesday in hopes that new information will help investigators find more victims, the Associated Press reports.
After returning from the cruise, the AP wrote, Israel Keyes photographed the body of Samantha Koenig as if she were still alive, cut up her body and tossed her remains in a frozen lake where Keyes cut a hole in the ice with a chain saw .
Keyes sent a photo of Koenig’s body to her family, demanding $30,000 to release the woman, the AP reported.
Keyes, 34, who was arrested after using the victim’s ATM, was awaiting trial for her murder in March.
Keyes said he killed seven other people across the country over the past decade.