Last month we reported how suspected serial killer Israel Keyes (left), before killing himself in an Alaska jail cell, described how he went about selecting and attacking some of his victims.
We didn't have an inkling that Keyes had also traveled through Johnson County, and neither did Sheriff Bob Alford.
But now Alford (below) is working with the FBI, trying to figure out what Keyes did in Texas.
There is an unsolved double murder of a couple north of Godley, Alford said. But for now, Alford doesn't think Keyes was in Texas when Duane Arland Benson and his wife, Breanda Scheets Benson, were shot to death.
He was arrested in Texas in March after using a debit card stolen from Koenig’s boyfriend.
The FBI says Keyes is believed to have visited the Post Oak Cemetery in the Glen Rose area between Feb. 12 and Feb. 16. During that same time period, Keyes’ blue rental 2011 Kia Soul may have gotten stuck in a muddy, rural area, possibly near Cleburne.
Keyes admitted traveling through Cleburne, Azle and Aledo in February.
Their bodies were found Feb. 1, 2012 by deputies who had been dispatched to conduct a welfare check at a residence in the 9900 block of County Road 915 in the Godley area.
But, Alford said, the medical examiner’s report on the slayings suggested that the Bensons were killed a few days earlier, which would have been in late January.
Alford noted that the FBI "had (Keyes) coming through here in February."
The sheriff said the Benson murders are still under investigation.
-- Bill Miller