FBI asks if killer was seen in Johnson County

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Confessed serial killer Israel Keyes, who committed suicide last month in an Alaska jail cell, reportedly visited Johnson County in February 2012, and FBI agents want to know if anyone remembers seeing him.

Keyes confessed to killing at least eight people across the country after he was arrested in the slaying of an 18-year-old Anchorage, Alaska, woman in February. He was arrested in Lufkin in March and extradited to Alaska.

Keyes told investigators that he traveled through Cleburne, Azle and Aledo in February.

According to the FBI, Keyes may have visited the Post Oak Cemetery in the Glen Rose area between Feb. 12 and Feb. 16. During that time, he said, his blue rental 2011 Kia Soul got stuck in a "muddy, rural area," possibly near Cleburne.

Johnson County Sheriff Bob Alford said Thursday that deputies have put out posters about Keyes in Godley and Cresson. As of now, he is not a suspect in any cases there, Alford said.

Anyone with information about Keyes is asked to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL- FBI.

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