Family murderer Peter Keller recorded a chilling video diary about two weeks before murdering his wife and daughter in their North Bend, Wash., home in April.
The King County Sheriff's Office has released a nearly 10-minute video of clips self-recorded by Keller, 41, in the woods where he built his escape bunker over the course of eight years, according to police. After the murders, Keller killed himself in the bunker during a SWAT stand-off.
"Well, it's about two weeks before we finally drop out of society and fully commit to this," an eerily calm Keller says to the camera pointing up at him. "This is probably going to be my last video until after that."
Keller was charged with murder and arson when bullet casings confirmed that he had killed his family, police said.
"It's getting to the point where just trying to live and pay bills and live as a civilian and go to work, that just freaks me out," Keller said in the video. "It's actually more comfortable for me to think about living out here, robbing banks and pharmacies, just taking what I want for as long as I can. At least it'll be exciting."
When authorities responded to a fire at Keller's home in April, they found the bodies of Keller's wife, Lynnette Keller, and his 18-year-old daughter, Kaylene.
Det. Katie Larson of the King County Sheriff's Office told ABCNews.com that police believed Keller had intended to burn the entire house down, destroying any evidence that may have remained. But neighbors reported the fire quickly and firefighters were able to put it out.
"When [authorities] got inside, they saw gas cans distributed through the house because he wanted that place to go up [in flames]," Larson said. "What we found there was a safe, and in the safe there were photographs. We saw preliminary drawings of the bunker and when we looked at the pictures, we knew he was building something. Then it was just a matter of taking those photos and figuring out where that bunker could be."
After days of searching, authorities found Keller's two-level bunker, which had been built 20 feet into a hillside. The bunker included cement supports and multiple hatches for coming and going.
After a 22-hour standoff, SWAT team members used an explosive to blast through the roof of the heavily fortified hideout, opening a space large enough for deputies to enter the bunker.
Once inside, deputies discovered Keller's body. He had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.
In the video, Keller predicted that this might be the fate he would meet.
"At this point, I don't know what's going to happen," he said. "I may get caught right away. Basically, if I get caught, I'm going to shoot myself. So I could basically be dead in two weeks or three weeks, I don't know. It's all up to chance at this point."
"I do have my escape and that's death," he said with a chuckle. "I can always shoot myself and I'm O.K. with that."
He said that his new life wouldn't be boring and that he wouldn't have to worry about his wife or daughter. "Everything'll be taken care of," he said. "It'll just be me."
Keller described an arduous process of slowly bringing loads of supplies, sometimes weighing as much as 100 pounds, to his bunker.
In the bunker, he had about 45 pounds of beans, "wine-making stuff," his gun, propane, gasoline, food, soap and other supplies.