Carlick’s death not linked to serial killer, say police

The RCMP says an Alaskan serial killer who committed suicide last year was not responsible for the death of Whitehorse teenager Angel Carlick.

The RCMP says an Alaskan serial killer who committed suicide last year was not responsible for the death of Whitehorse teenager Angel Carlick.

Last month, Anchorage FBI issued a public bulletin asking for information about serial killer Israel Keyes.

Keyes, 34, committed suicide last year while being held by police in Alaska. At the time he had been charged with the murder of a young woman and been linked to several other homicides in the United States between 2001 and 2012.

While Keyes admitted to 11 murders, he provided very few specific details to police before he died. Investigators issued the public appeal hoping to retrace Keyes’s steps in the years leading up to his capture.

The case received Canadian attention after it was revealed the killer spent time driving through the Yukon in early March 2007, on his way to Alaska.

Carlick, 19, was reported missing in late May 2007. Her body was found in November of that year in a forested area north of the Pilot Mountain subdivision.

In the years since she died, police have made various public appeals looking for any new information in the case.

In a statement Friday, Yukon RCMP said they have been in contact with the FBI, specifically regarding the whereabouts of Keyes at the time of Carlick’s disappearance.

“It has been determined that Israel Keyes was in the Anchorage area during the time period surrounding Ms. Carlick’s disappearance,” the police said.

“As such, this particular investigational avenue has been closed.”

According to the FBI’s timeline, Keyes travelled in the Canadian North from March 1 to 9, 2007, making stops in Cache Creek, B.C. as well as Watson Lake, Destruction Bay, and Teslin.

During his interrogation, Keyes only admitted to murders in the United States. It has been reported that when talking about his crimes Keyes laughed and told police: “Canadians don’t count.”

“Investigators believe Keyes did not know any of his victims prior to their abductions,” the FBI said last month.

“He described several remote locations that he frequented to look for victims – parks, campgrounds, trailheads, cemeteries, boating areas, etc. Keyes also admitted to frequenting prostitutes during his travels, and it is unknown at this time if he met any of his victims in this manner. Keyes indicated the victims are male and female and range in age from late teens to the elderly.”

Meanwhile, Whitehorse RCMP say no one has forgotten about Carlick.

“The investigation into Angel Carlick’s death continues to be a priority of the Yukon RCMP major crime unit, and a dedicated team continues to pursue any new information that comes to light.”

Contact Ashley Joannou at ashleyj@yukon-news.com

Just Posted

Warm weather causes dangerous road conditions in southern Yukon

‘We have to chain up the sand machines just to get out’

Lunchtime power outage plunges parts of south Yukon into darkness

Power to 7,800 residents was out for up to 90 minutes

Darryl Sheepway murder trial comes to a close with Crown submissions

The Crown presented its closing submissions Dec. 8. A verdict is expected in January

Teachers’ Association president placed on leave following ‘serious’ allegations

‘I’m going to let the membership decide what it is that they want to do about this’

Air North announces new flight to Victoria

‘We hope the new route helps families connect with families’

Celebrating 40 years of celebrating Yukon’s history

This year the Yukon Historical and Museums Association marks a major milestone

All about recalls

If your ride is subject to a recalll, take it in right away

Whitehorse tyke hockey program embraces half-ice setup

‘If they’re on half-ice, they get to touch the puck’

Yukon Men’s Basketball League expands in fourth season

‘Come playoff time, guys get a little more intense and the skill level increases’

The very long term view on commodity prices

A Long-Run Version of the Bank of Canada Commodity Price Index is as hot a title as it sounds

Appeal court hears case of Old Crow woman who says sentence unfairly factored in marijuana use

Lena Josie’s lawyer says she was denied discharge on assault because of unrelated marijuana use

Council of Yukon First Nations hosts training for Gladue report writing

CYFN hopes the training will be ongoing help build a reserve of Gladue writers in the Yukon

Imagine that: Yukon’s cannabis debate has been reasonable

Politicians here haven’t said anything blatantly insane, uninformed or stupid. That’s a win

Most Read