Alaskan Murder Suspect Kills Self

    FILE - This undated handout photo provided by the Anchorage Police Department shows 34-year-old Israel Keyes. Anchorage police say Keyes was arrested Tuesday, March 13, 2012 in Lufkin, Texas, on charges connected to the disappearance of an 18-year-old barista in February. Keyes is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, April 19, 2012, accused of kidnapping and killing 18-year-old barista Samantha Koenig. (AP Photo/Anchorage Police)

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    An Alaskan murder suspect may have been linked to as many as seven other killings across the country, police said Sunday. Israel Keyes had confessed to murdering a couple in Vermont and was suspected in the slaying of a coffee-shop barista in Anchorage. Keyes died in what appears to have been a suicide in his cell, according to investigators. The 34-year-old is thought to have been involved in the deaths of five more people, including four victims in Washington state and another in New York. Authorities have not said how Keyes, who was alone in his cell at the time, took his own life.

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