We know that IK, was addicted to the thrill of the kill and began his trail of terror as a sexual predator/rapist, and his first victim; a teen age girl. Since that time, over fifteen years ago, IK had escalated and morphed into a malignant Hybrid/Emulator and stealth predator with a variety of victims, MOs, and likely signatures. Unlike most prolific serial killers such as Bundy, whose predominate victims fit a specific profile, IK's did not. Although Israel Keyes, was an anomaly of sorts, he was not the first, last or only, to learn from the mistakes of those before him, imo.
IK, being very meticulous, disciplined, creative, technology, forensic, and FBI/LE investigative tactics and strategy aware allowed him to remain stealth; oblivious to LE for decades.. We can't turn back the clock, but we can correct the tragic mistakes of the past, in the future, if lessons were learned..
'Over the last decade many states have signed reciprocal agreements in regards to MVR reports; DUIs, traffic violations, fender benders, etc'. It would seem logical to conclude that due to the enormous amount of miles that IK traveled in rental cars. Especially considering that many of these travels were in unfamiliar territory, that he would have received traffic citations and or warnings. Seems, the FBI/investigators should have this information available to connect the dots of his travels. 'You must collect the dots, to connect the dots'..
Imo, the FBI must expand the use of their most valuable investigative resource; 'The American Public', through the release of information in the IK investigation... Awareness is the key, imo...
The following BBM is very concerning, and very revealing, imo... IK was very deflective, creative, calculating, manipulative, vindictive, and just pure evil, imo..
Although there have been law enforcement sexual predators/serial killers in the past. I can't remember another sexual predator/serial killer past that planned, or admitted to fantasizing the taking of a Law Enforcement Officer's life. Even the most brazen SKs avoid LEOs at all costs, imo..
RE: In 2011, he begins to wonder what would happen if he got more publicity. His crimes have gone under-reported, undetected, unquestioned, for thirteen years.
'Undetected, unquestioned'? The McStay family was both. SDSO Investigators had prematurely concluded that they had simply started a new life in Mexico, and were not the victims of foul play.. If IK was truly responsible for the McStay's abduction/murders, he may have felt slighted that he wasn't getting the anonymously deserved credit(in his demented mind), for his most horrific crime to date.. After all, IK was insulated due to the thousands of miles of separation and his uniquely meticulous travelling while going dark... Guess, IK gives new meaning to retired FBI BSU John Douglas's novel title; Journey into the Darkness'..
He continues to describe to the investigator the process with which he selected a park before he flew back East. "And I don't know why I was... why I was... just itching for trouble
, I guess, because I knew I was going back east." (39)
He is excited by the idea of shooting the cop – with the suppressor, there would be no sound. Just a police officer standing by the young couple's vehicle, and then he would fall down dead, shot with a .22 to the head
. He imagines the confusion of anybody else around, especially the people in the car. (98) If his plan would have gone accordingly, he would have shot the police officer and taken the couple.
He begins to look for places to bring victims. He drives up and down Upper Main Street, searching for something to catch his eye. There's the utilitarian option of taking someone north to a National Park.
Or there's a more personal option, of taking someone to a church. "... It's not so much I care, but, you know. I had it in my mind that I was gonna start using churches,"
he later tells investigators. He explains further, "... That's what I was looking for in Vermont, was a church. To take someone to... I have a lot of issues with organized religion." He laughs
thinking about it. "I'm sure it has something to do with the way I was raised, but for the most part, it's just my general outlook on life and humanity, I guess...
So when I first decided to do something in Vermont, that's why I was looking at churches, because I had plans that whoever I was gonna take was either gonna end up in the church and leave 'em there for whoever went to that church that weekend to find, or I was gonna, you know, burn the church with them in it.
In 2011, he begins to wonder what would happen if he got more publicity. His crimes have gone under-reported, undetected, unquestioned, for thirteen years. He wants to up the ante. To push it further. To get recognition, though only if his name is not connected to the deeds.
On his drive, he finds an abandoned farmhouse at 32 Upper Main Street in Essex, with a for sale sign out front. He picks it because it's out of the way and it's vacant. Parked across the street, there is a sheriff's car. It's still there when he comes back, later, and he laughs at the irony in retrospect