The Alaska State Troopers issued the following statement on June 20.

The Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage Police Department have heard several rumors throughout Southcentral Alaska about a serial killer that has allegedly been murdering Alaskans in the Mat-Su Valley and Anchorage area.

Investigators have found NO evidence that any of the recent murders that have occurred in the Mat-Su Valley or Anchorage area are connected in any way, and they do not appear to be random. There is NO indication of a serial killer in the Anchorage or Mat-Su Valley area.

Both the Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage Police Department are committed to both seeking justice for the victims of homicide by conducting thorough criminal investigations and keeping the public informed so that they can make decisions to keep themselves and their families safe.

If a serial killer were to be known by the Alaska State Troopers or Anchorage Police Department, we would not hesitate to notify the public.

Alaska law enforcement agencies rebuff rumors of serial killer on the loose

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.


  • Jen says:

    Serial killings are never random , they are premeditated. For me that’s a red flag sentence coming from law enforcement. Be straight, what is it the murders are not connected or they are premeditated. Not a very good written statement. Especially in the recent vandal attack on Mountain City Church lawn and the social media user and muni employee Kyle’s inciting violence against Governor Dunleavy.

  • Friend of Humanity says:

    Great time for a serial killer to be out and about isn’t it? Just to add to the chaos that is building!

  • Nancy Yow says:

    about 8 years ago a serial killer was shooting people in Anchorage and not one word was said to the public until the man was caught..

  • Tamra Nygaard says:

    Um, yeah. As if the Police ever warned any of us girls about the Butcher Baker. They knew he was out there, but they said nothing, because they feared we would panic. What we would have done is arm ourselves for protection. Back then, it wasn’t considered so necessary as it is today. Israel Keys? Who was warned about him?

  • Lucinda says:

    “ Not a very good written statement.” The punchline writes itself.