ANCHORAGE - Alaska State Troopers have released the cause of death of Israel Keyes, the confessed serial killer who was found dead at the Anchorage Correctional Complex Sunday morning.
According to troopers, Keyes inserted a blade from a disposable shaving razor into a pencil and cut himself on his left wrist. He also used a piece of bedding in his cell to strangle himself.
Troopers said the medical examiner had not determined which injury caused his death, or if it was a combination of the two. The incident occurred sometime between 9:30 p.m. Saturday night and 5:57 a.m. Sunday morning, when his body was discovered.
Pages of blood-soaked paper with writing on them were found in the cell and turned over to the FBI, according to troopers, but the content of the writing has not been released.