Investigators in Vermont think they have solved the case of a missing couple who may have been murdered. The suspect may be the same person already charged with the death of an Anchorage barista.
No charges have been filed yet against Israel Keyes in connection with the Vermont case. And investigators and federal prosecutors have yet to publically identify him as a suspect. They would only say charges are pending against someone who is already in custody in another state.
The 34-year old Keyes is already being held in connection with the February 1st abduction and death of 18-year old Samantha Koenig in Anchorage. He was arrested in Texas in March.
Keyes reportedly owns land and a cabin in New York, near where William and Lorraine Currier lived in Essex, Vermont. The couple went missing in June of last year.
WCAX News in Burlington, Vermont reports that Keyes told Alaska investigators where to find the Curriers after he was arrested and questioned. Investigators in Vermont searched the site of a demolished home and later sifted through debris at a nearby landfill. Keyes reportedly stayed at an Essex hotel when William and Lorraine Currier disappeared. Their bodies have not been found yet.
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