After his arrest in March, self-confessed traveling serial killer Israel Keyes began telling Alaska FBI investigators about crimes he had committed across the country over the past 15 or so years, including rape, murder and bank robberies.
But one of Keyes conditions to his continued cooperation was investigators could not publicly release any details about what he was telling them.
Keyes committed suicide while in an Anchorage jail this past weekend as he awaited trial for the February murder of Samantha Koenig.
With his death go answers to many questions about possible murders, kidnappings and rapes he committed over the years. But also with his death comes the opportunity for law enforcement officials to publicly release information about Keyes.
Since Keyes death on Dec. 2, the FBI has released audio and video clips from Keyes interrogations and detailed accounts about Koenigs murder and the June 2011 murders of William and Lorraine Currier of Essex, Vermont.
The FBI also is releasing details about what may have been Keyes first violent crime in hopes of locating the victim.
Keyes told FBI agents that he raped but did not kill his first victim in Oregon sometime between 1996 and 1998. He said the girl was 14 to 18 years old. The sexual assault occurred on the Deschutes River near Maupin, which is about 40 miles south of The Dalles.
According to the FBI, Keyes said his first rape victim was with friends and Keyes was able to discreetly separate her from the friends and rape her. To date, authorities have not been able to find any relevant police reports that would fit this scenario, and it is possible that the victim never reported it. If Keyes was being accurate about the time period and the girls age, she would now be in her late 20s or early 30s. She may have lived in the area or simply been visiting the area on vacation.
Before his death, Israel also told investigators that he murdered multiple people, including at least four in Washington.
Keyes told investigators that he oftentimes traveled great distances and liked to find his victims along hiking trails, at campgrounds and in other remote areas.
The FBI also has released a timeline of 35 trips Keyes took from Alaska to the Lower 48 and Mexico between 2004 and 2012.
The FBI is working with local law enforcement agencies in Oregon and across the country in an attempt to identify other unsolved cases that involve missing people, murders, rapes, and bank robberies.
Anyone who has information about the rape case is asked to call the FBI in Portland at (503) 224-4181, in Bend at (541) 389-1202, or the national hotline at 1-800-CALL FBI.
Israel Keyes travels:
The timeline below is an outline of 35 trips Keyes took throughout the U.S. from October 2004 to March 2012. Due to Keyes pattern of traveling significant distances by car, the locations are grouped by region rather than specific states.
Oct. 5 to 16, 2004: Eastern U.S.
April 20 to 25, 2005: Washington, British Columbia
May 10 to 15, 2006: Western U.S.
Sept. 1 to 7, 2006: Alaska
Oct. 21to 23, 2006: Western U.S., Mexico
Nov. 8 to 16, 2006: Alaska
Feb. 5 to 8, 2007: Southwest U.S.
March 1 to 9, 2007: Washington, Canada (drove to Alaska)
April 24 to May 4, 2007: Western U.S., Mexico
Aug. 26 to Sept. 6, 2007: Western U.S.
Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, 2007: Western U.S.
Nov. 12 to 13, 2007: Western U.S.
Dec. 4 to 17, 2007: Midwest and Western U.S.
Jan. 5 to 8, 2008: Western U.S.
Jan. 28 to Feb. 15, 2008: Southern U.S. and Western U.S.
May 11 to 17, 2008: Western U.S.
July 3 to 7, 2008: Western U.S.
Sept. 16 to 24, 2008: Western U.S.
Oct. 24 to Nov. 5, 2008: Southwest, Midwest, and Western U.S.
Dec. 5 to 7, 2008: Hawaii
Dec. 11 to 25, 2008: Mexico
Feb. 23 to 27, 2009: Western U.S.
April 1 to 14, 2009: Eastern and Western U.S.
Sept. 11 to Oct. 3, 2009: Southern U.S.
Dec. 17 to 29, 2009: Southern U.S.
Jan. 11 to Feb. 25, 2010: Western U.S.
March 1 to 10, 2010: Western U.S.
April 24 to 30, 2010: Western U.S.
May 19 to July 18, 2010: Midwest and Western U.S.
July 18 to 22, 2010: Southwest U.S.
Oct. 15 to 25, 2010: Midwest and Eastern U.S.
June 2 to 16, 2011: Midwest and Eastern U.S.
Sept. 15 to 25, 2011: Western U.S.
Feb. 2 to 18, 2012: Southern U.S.
March 6 to 13, 2012: Southwestern and Southern U.S.