Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:42 GMT
An Au Sable Forks, New York theater is one of ten in the North Country doing what it can to stay open. "We'll be dark. There will be no movies shown in these theaters and you'll have toMore >>
After being denied a state grant, a number of North Country theaters could go dark by the end of the year. That's because Hollywood is getting rid of film movies, which is what those theaters rely on. But they're not giving up yet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:51:11 GMT
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path. Governor Shumlin was at the site of the hardestMore >>
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:25:36 GMT
Beansie's Bus is situated right along the start and finish of the race so they're looking to get swamped by hungry customers Sunday but rain too. "Unfortunately the weather might not cooperate," Beansie'sMore >>
VCM organizers making sure they have cold/rainy weather equipment for runners.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:38 GMT
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.In just a few hours heavy rains flooded much of Northern Vermont. Hardest hit were Essex, Jericho, and Underhill.The torrential rains Thursday nightMore >>
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday. Officials say they are postponing due to the upcoming inclement weather expected this weekend. Here's the updated schedule of events:7:30amMore >>
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been postponed due to inclement weather predictions.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has some recommendationsMore >>
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:52 AM EDT2013-05-24 12:52:16 GMT
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket. Frederick Randall matched 4 out of 5 numbers plus the power ball for the April 5th drawing.He would have won $10,000, but he played an extra buckMore >>
A Windham County man cashes in a lucky lottery ticket.More >>
ESSEX, Vt. -
We keep learning new details about serial killer Israel Keyes everyday. Today is no exception.
We are now learning the FBI is looking for a woman, a possible first victim. Oregon-based agents say Keyes admitted to raping but not killing a young girl there in the late 1990's.
Keyes said it happened along a river near a town called Maupin between '96 and '98. He separated her from a group of friends and then assaulted her. The victim would now be in her late 20's or 30's.
Keyes admitted to eight murders and, so far, only the Curriers and an Alaskan barista have been identified.
But, police feel strongly Keyes would have killed again had he not taken his own life this past Sunday. Keyes stopped cooperating with police after learning his name had been linked publicly to the crimes and then slit his wrists in an Alaskan jail.
Prior to his death, he told police that he'd buried so called "kill kits" all across the country.
Today, I went out with a Detective to give you a better look at where one of them was buried.
It was eerie out there. It's an isolated area, but used fairly frequently by hikers. Police say the murder weapon used on Bill Currier, and other items were originally buried in a wooded area in Essex.
Confessed serial killer Israel Keyes told the FBI that in 2009, he came out with a shovel, and stashed a handgun, silencer, zip ties and other items in the southeast corner of the Woodside Natural Area in Essex. Two years later, Keyes returned, dug up his "kill kit" and chose at random, to use it on Bill and Lorraine Currier.
"It's the hardest and longest investigation I've been involved with in 28 years," Essex Police Detective George Murtie said.
Detective Murtie took me out to the site Friday. It's about a two mile trek from Route 15, near the edge of the Winooski River.
"An area like this would have been in his comfort zone, he was very comfortable out in the woods," Detective Murtie said.
Keyes told investigators that he had moved the "kill kit" from the Essex site, but just to be sure investigators spent hours scouring the area. Essex Police now consider this case closed.
But while in jail for another murder, Keyes continued to give detailed descriptions of the crime. He told police he had buried "kill kits" all across the country. The one in the picture was recovered in Parishville, New York. There, they recovered the Currier's gun and the murder weapon.
In both 2009 and 2011, Keyes stayed at the Handy Suites that's just down the road from where he buried the "kill kit." Police say had he not been caught, he would have struck again.
"I think there's a substantial likelihood that he would have killed again if he had remained free," Detective Murtie said.
Sadly it's too late for the Curriers and police don't think their bodies will ever be found.
I asked the Detective, "do you feel pretty confident that the bodies had been left in the farmhouse and are in the landfill?" He replied, "yes."
I wanted to know if Keyes' suicide hindered the investigation because obviously that put a stop to the information police were getting out of him. The detective wouldn't address whether more time with Keyes could have brought closure to more families.
While Essex Police consider the Currier case closed, the FBI's investigation is still on-going and is releasing new details every day.
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