- Associated Press - Friday, March 21, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - In a story March 20 about a TV profile of Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes, The Associated Press reported erroneously the place and time of the disappearance of a man identified in an upcoming episode of Investigation Discovery Dark Minds TV series as a potential victim of Keyes. The missing man, Gilbert Gilman, disappeared in 2006 from Washington’s Olympic National Park, not in 2004 in Olympia National Park.

A corrected version of the story is below:

TV show to profile late Alaska serial killer

Late Alaska serial killer subject of TV show purporting to have new details of crimes

By RACHEL D'ORO

Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An upcoming special episode of Investigation Discovery’s “Dark Minds” TV series says it has new information about confessed Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes, including the identity of a potential victim.

Keyes was believed to have killed at least 11 people before committing suicide in his Anchorage jail cell 15 months ago while awaiting a federal trial in the rape and strangulation murder of his last known victim, Samantha Koenig. The 18-year-old Anchorage woman was abducted in February 2012 from the local coffee stand where she worked.

The two-hour, season-opening “Dark Minds” episode scheduled to air April 2 reports what it says are new details about the Koenig case. The episode, which includes dramatizations by actors, also suggests a man who disappeared from Washington’s Olympic National Park in 2006 - Gilbert Gilman - was an undisclosed victim of Keyes, who had been in the region to participate in a marathon. And it claims Keyes identified himself as a bisexual and a necrophiliac.

Series creator and host M. William Phelps told The Associated Press that he spent more than a year investigating Keyes, interviewing people including authorities, an imprisoned serial killer he calls “Raven,” a criminal profiler, people who knew Keyes, as well as former Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Warner, who was present during many of Keyes’ interviews with the FBI.

“It really exhausted me, emotionally and physically, this case,” Phelps said Wednesday, noting that location shoots were especially grueling. “I was just living it 24/7.”

After the Koenig kidnapping, Keyes reportedly sipped wine in a toolshed outside his home, telling his victim there exactly what he planned to do before he sexually assaulted and killed her, leaving her body in the shed before embarking on a cruise the next day. The series also claims Keyes later sewed open the eyes of the dead and frozen victim to make her look alive as he photographed her with a new copy of a local newspaper.

Authorities have already revealed that Keyes wrote a ransom note on the back of the photo, demanding that $30,000 be placed in Koenig’s account. He texted a message, directing the family to a dog park where the note could be found. Her family deposited money from a reward fund.

Keyes also said he robbed banks to help pay for his travels to find random victims.

Keyes, the second eldest in a large family, was homeschooled in a cabin without electricity near Colville, Wash., in a mountainous, sparsely populated area. The family moved in the 1990s to Smyrna, Maine, where they were involved in the maple syrup business, according to a neighbor who remembered Keyes as a nice, courteous young man.

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