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Criminal

Name

Miles Keller

Alias

The Warden

Gender

Male

Family

Robert Keller (father; deceased)
Gail Keller (mother; deceased)
Sharon Walsh (sister)
Evan Walsh (brother-in-law)
Unnamed nephew
Two unnamed nieces

Occupation

Construction worker
Former professor's assistant
Numerous former laborer jobs

Pathology

Serial Killer (originally)
Spree Killer (later)
Proxy Killer
Abductor

Modus Operandi

Beating (first murder)
Shooting (later)

No. of Victims

12 killed
6 killed by proxy
12 abducted
20 hostages
2 assaulted

Status

Deceased

"I'm more than the man! I. Am. GOD!"

Miles Keller was a serial killer, serial killer by proxy, and abductor who appeared in "Imprisoned".

BackgroundEdit

As a child, Keller was physically and psychologically abused by his religious father Robert, a renowned prison warden in Las Vegas who employed in his son's abuse the same tactics used by his inferiors to keep inmates in line. Robert also sexually abused his wife Gail and their daughter Sharon, acts that Keller witnessed. Eventually, Gail tried to leave Robert, who killed her in a fit of rage after finding out. He then abducted both of his children and tried to flee, but was quickly cornered by police and subsequently took hostages aboard a bus. The standoff ultimately ended when Robert tried to kill his children and all of the hostages, only to be shot by officers. Keller and Sharon were both sent into foster care afterwards. Though Sharon managed to move on from the ordeal, Keller's psyche was damaged and he was arrested twice for assault while in high school. Keller eventually started attending the University of Southern Nevada, where he befriended psychology professor Arthur Dreschner, who he came to look up to as a father figure. He became Dreschner's assistant and continued to hold the job even after graduating from college.

In 2003, Dreschner and a group of other psychologists were hired by the 9/11 Commission to investigate the social and psychological circumstances behind the hijacking of the airplanes involved in the terrorist attacks. Due to his fascination with the Stanford prison experiment, in which college students played out the roles of guards and inmates in a prison with controversial results, Dreschner chose to essentially create a lesser version of the experiment as a means of testing these circumstances. Keller was among those who directly assisted Dreschner in carrying it out. However, the experiment was abruptly stopped on its third day after students playing the roles of guards began abusing the students playing the roles of inmates, much like the original Stanford experiment. One of the students soon committed suicide due to the trauma, resulting in a public backlash against Dreschner, who was discredited, fired from the university, and imprisoned for four years for involuntary manslaughter. The 9/11 Commission kept its involvement in the experiment a secret and distanced itself from Dreschner ever since. As a result of Dreschner's imprisonment, Keller was let go by the university.

Having observed the experiment in its entirety and seeing the power it gave to the students playing the guards, Keller decided to recreate the experiment in an effort to gain the power his father felt as a prison warden. In 2004, he attempted to abduct a woman and hold her captive, but wound up beating her to death in a fit of rage. Keller was caught and sentenced to ten years for voluntary manslaughter. After being released, he landed a number of menial jobs in labor. Using his salaries, Keller renovated an abandoned mental institution outside of Las Vegas into a makeshift prison. In 2015, Dreschner, having been released from prison, got back in contact with Keller and realized what he was doing. He attempted to report him to the police, which resulted in Keller killing Dreschner and burying his body on the property of the institution. After finishing his renovations, Keller began abducting men who reminded him of himself and brainwashed them into becoming his "prison guards". Then, he proceeded to abduct random people from all across Nevada and the surrounding states, using them to fill the roles of inmates who would be abused and subjugated by the guards. All the while, Keller inserted himself into the role of the prison warden and relished in the torture inflicted on the inmates. Whenever an inmate became too unruly or rebellious, or a guard was too ambivalent, he would kill them to eliminate loose ends and bury their bodies on the property.

ImprisonedEdit

Known VictimsEdit

Note: The following dates on the lists are all in chronological order of abduction

Personal MurdersEdit

  • May 12, 2004: Unnamed woman (attempted to abduct and hold captive, then accidentally beaten to death)
  • 2015:
    • July 28, unspecified location in Nevada: Arthur Dreschner (incidental; killed by unknown causes)
    • October 5, Ontario, California: Stephen Marsh (abducted and brainwashed into becoming a guard; later killed on November 15)
    • November 11, Kingman, Arizona: Sasha Tarrington (abducted and held captive as a prisoner; later killed on December 16)
    • November 14, Bakersfield, California: DeShawn Marks (abducted and held captive as a prisoner; later killed on May 14, 2016)
    • December 16, Cottonwood, Arizona: Ian Stillman (abducted and held captive as a prisoner; later killed on January 1, 2016)
  • 2016:
    • January 3, Reno, Nevada: Stanley Chen (abducted and held captive as a prisoner; later shot in the head on May 18)
    • May 16, Las Vegas, Nevada: Unnamed male hotel employee (slashed his throat; killed for his uniform)
    • May 18:
      • Henderson, Nevada: The attempted carjacking (all were shot in the chest):
        • Ron
        • Freddy
        • Amy
      • Boulder City, Nevada: Unnamed bus driver (shot in the head)

Proxy MurdersEdit

  • 2015:
    • November 7, Tonapah, Nevada: Hank Morrison (abducted and held captive as a prisoner; later killed by Maxwell Hill on May 17, 2016 at his orders)
    • November 18, St. George, Utah: William Fickleton (abducted and brainwashed into becoming a guard; later killed on March 12, 2016 by Joshua Parkins at his orders)
    • December 20, San Bernardino, California: The apartment assault and abduction:
      • Julia Wellington (abducted and held captive as a prisoner; later killed on February 20, 2016 by Joshua Parkins at his orders)
      • Kayla Heng (abducted and held captive as a prisoner; later killed on April 1, 2016 by Joshua Parkins at his orders)
  • 2016:
    • March 14, Loyalton, California: Garrett Jessop (abducted and brainwashed into becoming a guard; later killed by Joshua Parkins on May 15 at his orders)
    • May 18, Henderson, Nevada: Casey (shot in the head by Joshua Parkins at his orders)

SurvivorsEdit

  • Unspecified dates: Two unspecified charges of assault
  • 2015:
    • September 25, Las Vegas, Nevada: Joshua Parkins (abducted and brainwashed into becoming a guard; was arrested on May 18, 2016)
    • September 31, Caliente, Nevada: Maxwell Hill (abducted and brainwashed into becoming a guard; was rescued on May 18, 2016)
    • November 3, Elko, Nevada: Natalie Woodridge (abducted and held captive as a prisoner; she escaped on May 14, 2016)
    • December 16, Prescott, Arizona: Ellie Marshal (abducted and held captive as a prisoner; she escaped on May 18, 2016)
    • December 17, Las Vegas, Nevada: Doctor Wanda Killian (abducted and held captive as a prisoner; she escaped on May 18, 2016)
    • December 20, San Bernardino, California: Elise Howard (abducted alongside her friends Julia Wellington and Kayla Heng, and held captive as a prisoner; was rescued on May 18, 2016)
  • 2016:
    • February 22, Burns, Oregon: Gus Hall (abducted and held captive as a prisoner; he escaped on May 18)
    • April 3, Flagstaff, Arizona: Noland Haskell (abducted and held captive as a prisoner; he escaped on May 18)
    • May 14, Las Vegas, Nevada: Timothy and Anita Barker (abducted and held captive as prisoners; both escaped four days later)
    • May 16, Las Vegas, Nevada: Spencer Reid (abducted and attempted to brainwash as a guard; was rescued two days later)
    • May 18:
      • Paradise, Nevada: Eddie (abducted and held captive as a prisoner; he escaped)
      • Boulder City, Nevada: The bus standoff:
        • Eight unnamed passengers (all were rescued)
        • Twelve unnamed passengers (all were released)