How did Samantha Koenig die? Details like this apparently won't be brought to the public's attention for at least a couple of weeks. At least that is what officials are saying while the APD and the FBI prepare new charges for Israel Keyes. He is the only man known to have been taken in custody regarding Sam's disappearance, meaning he is the only person believed to have abducted and murdered the missing 18-year-old barista. Wouldn't the release of evidence at this time be okay now that Samantha has been found and their only suspect is in custody?
The body of Samantha Koenig was discovered trapped beneath the ice of Matanuska Lake, in an area that doesn't appear to have been searched by chance. It's apparent that perhaps a tip or some other kind of evidence led them to this very specific location, which is approximately a half-hour outside of Anchorage. Did Israel Keyes lead officials to this region or something else?
The questions surrounding this case have intensified in the crime-viewing community, and the rumors have also appeared to double. There are rumors that Koenig had been involved in selling drugs and this may have played a role in her demise. There hasn't been any clarification released on whether or not Keyes and Koenig had ever been connected by any means aside from this case. It's truly confusing, and hopefully investigators release more details, soon.
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