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DURATION: 1:05-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:SOURCE - KYUR/COURTESY ABC ALASKA NEWSANCHORAGE, ALASKA1. W/S Snowy outdoor area 2. Closer shot of investigators on scene in outdoor, snowy area---SOURCE: AP IMAGES/FBI - Courtesy FBI3. Mugshot still Israel Keyes---AP IMAGES/ANCHORAGE POLICE DEPT.COURTESY ANCHORAGE POLICE DEPT.4. STILL SAMANTHA KOENIG---SOURCE: WCAX/COURTESY WCAXESSEX, VERMONT5. W/S EXTERIOR, CURRIER HOME6. C/U Currier home window---SOURCE: AP IMAGES/ESSEX POLICE DEPARTMENT7. Still: Bill and Lorraine Essex---SOURCE: WCAX/COURTESY WCAXESSEX, VERMONTSOUNDBITE: T.J. DONOVAN/CHTTENDEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR(transcript below)8. C/U Currier home window9. W/S Currier home10. W/S Exterior Currier home, police officer11. C/U Window, telephone wires Currier clipped---AP IMAGES/ANCHORAGE POLICE DEPT./COURTESY ANCHORAGE POLICE DEPT.10. Mugshot Israel Keyes---SOURCE - KYUR/COURTESY ABC ALASKA NEWSANCHORAGE, ALASKA11. W/S Snowy area, police baracade outside guardhouse12. W/S Snowy area, vehiclesVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:INVESTIGATORS IN ALASKA ARE PIECING TOGETHER THE STORY OF A CROSS-COUNTRY, YEARS-LONG MURDER SPREE, FOLLOWING THE SUICIDE OF A JAIL INMATE.ISRAEL KEYES KILLED HIMSELF IN AN ALASKA JAILHOUSE SUNDAY.HE WAS CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING, RESULTING IN THE DEATH OF 18-YEAR-OLD SAMANTHA KOENIG IN ANCHORAGE EARLIER THIS YEAR.AUTHORITIES SAY THAT WHILE IN CUSTODY, KEYES CONFESSED TO KILLINGS IN A NUMBER OF STATES, INCLUDING THE KIDNAPPING AND MURDER OF A COUPLE IN ESSEX, VERMONT, BILL AND LORRAINE CURRIER, ALMOST A YEAR AND A HALF AGO.SOUNDBITE: T.J. DONOVAN/CHITTENDEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR"keyes was specifically looking for a house that had an attached garage, had no cars in the driveway, did not have children, and did not have a dog."--"keyes then engaged in what he called a blitz attack. Keyes estimated it took him 5 to 6 seconds to get from the break in to the Currier bedroom."TRACK-2KEYES CONFESSED TO SEXUALLY ASSAULTING LORRAINE CURRIER, IN ADDITION TO KILLING HER AND HER HUSBAND.AUTHORITIES IN ALASKA SAY KEYES ALSO CONFESSED TO KILLING FOUR PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON STATE AND AT LEAST ONE PERSON IN UPSTATE NEW YORK.AUTHORITIES HAVEN'T SAID HOW HE KILLED HIMSELF, ONLY THAT HE WAS ALONE IN HIS JAIL CELL.DIANE KEPLEY, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.RESTRICTIONS SUMMARYKYUR - COURTESY ABC ALASKA NEWSWCAX - COURTESY WCAXFBI - COURTESY FBIANCHORAGE POLICE DEPT. - COURTESY ANCHORAGE POLICE DEPT.ESSEX POLICE - COURTESY ESSEX POLICE