A body has reportedly been discovered near Eklutna Lake in Anchorage, Alaska, which has sparked questions regarding whether it is Samantha Koenig or not. Could this discovery bring an end to an emotional high-profile search for a missing woman or is this discovery going to open up a whole different case?
Reports are saying that the gender of the body found in Anchorage can't be identified. Seeing as though Samantha Koenig has only been missing since the beginning of February in a climate that is still laden with snow and ice, these remains may not be her. However, the comments made by Marlene Lammers are the same that were made the night police swarmed the house owned by Israel Keyes, who was arrested just a day or so later in Lufkin, Texas.
"I have no idea at this time," she said when asked if this find was related to the Koenig case.
If the remains are intact, and they can't identify the gender, it could possibly older than a mere month and a half. However, if the remains are dismembered or disturbed in a way so as to mask the identity of the victim, the identification of gender and age is harder by sight alone. If the body of Samantha Koenig was discovered, the developments will be made clear when the time comes. It just seems a little convenient that this discovery comes so soon after they apprehend Israel Keyes in connection to her disappearance. Could he be cooperating with the investigation?
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