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True crime

American Predator

by Maureen Callahan

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A race to capture America's least famous Most Wanted.

Why it’s worth it

With the glut of true crime novels, documentaries, and podcasts competing for your attention these days, it’s easy to feel like serial killers are the most famous people in America. But you’ve likely never heard of Israel Keyes, arguably America’s least famous Most Wanted, who committed an astonishing series of murders between 1996 and 2012. One of the most dangerous killers in American history, K...

Overview

Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer. The names of notorious serial killers are usually well-known; they echo in the news and in public consciousness. But most people have never heard of Israel Keyes, one of the most ambitious and terrifying serial killers in modern history. The FBI considered his behavior unprecedented. Described by a prosecutor as "a force of pure evil," Keyes was a predat...

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