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FBI shares photos of Keyes’ North Country gun cache

December 7, 2012
By JESSICA COLLIER - Staff Writer ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

The FBI released photos Thursday night of some of Israel Keyes' murder weapons, which were found during searches of the area this spring.

The FBI searched a reservoir in Parishville on April 18, and they found an orange bucket from Home Depot containing the gun Keyes used in 2011 to murder Essex, Vt., couple Bill and Lorraine Currier hidden behind some rocks, according to a statement from FBI Albany Division Chief Division Counsel/Media Coordinator Paul Holstein.

The bucket contained:

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A bucket filled with pieces of weapons was found this spring near a reservoir in the town of Parishville. The FBI says Israel Keyes hid it there.
(Photo — FBI)

-a silencer

-a .22 caliber Ruger minus the stock

-a trigger mechanism with a scope attached

-a plastic stock with a sling

-empty magazines




-a metal clip

-a flashlight.

On April 24, an FBI dive team found in the reservoir the bolt and barrel of the gun.

On June 5, the dive team found another gun Keyes admitted to stealing from the Curriers' home.

Keyes admitted to murdering the Curriers and at least six others while in jail awaiting court for killing an 18-year-old coffee shop worker in Alaska. He gave investigators information during that time that led them to search the Parishville location.

He killed himself Sunday by slitting his wrist with a razor blade and smothering himself with a sheet.


Contact Jessica Collier at 518-891-2600 ext. 26 or



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