Video shows mysterious man with slain Idaho students
Police in Idaho say the deadly weapon used to kill four University of Idaho students is believed to have been a machete.
Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were stabbed to death at an off-campus home on November 13.
In the latest update, investigators said they are looking into reports that Goncalves had a stalker.
“Investigators … have searched hundreds of pieces of information related to this matter and have been unable to verify or identify a stalker,” Moscow police said on Facebook.
Authorities are due to give an update on the investigation at a press conference at 1pm on Wednesday.
More than a week after the murders, investigators continue to puzzle over the case, with no arrests made and no suspects identified – prompting growing frustration from families and the community.
Police have also ruled out any connection between the killings and an incident on November 21 when a woman reported a man sitting in her vehicle.
Timeline of the brutal murders
More than a week after the murders, much remains a mystery surrounding the circumstances of the gruesome stabbings of Xana Kernodle, 20, Ethan Chapin, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21.
Officials believe the students were killed sometime between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on November 13.
Law enforcement was called to the home on King Road at 11:58 a.m. Sunday after a 911 call alerted them to “an unconscious person.”
The call was made from the cellphone of one of the surviving roommates, but police declined to confirm the identity of the caller.
Authorities have since revealed that all four victims were stabbed to death with a “sharp weapon, such as a knife” – although the murder weapon has not been found.
The independentIo Dodds and Rachel Sharp have an updated timeline of developments in the case:
Megan Sheets23 November 2022 14:30
Police dispel speculation surrounding the murders of four University of Idaho students
Authorities in Moscow, where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death last week, have warned the public about online rumors.
During a press conference Sunday, Moscow police released few details about the ongoing investigation into the brutal murders of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20. No arrests have been made a week after the killings and police have yet to identify any suspects.
Authorities have tackled conspiracies surrounding the murders spreading online. Police Chief Roger Lanier denied reports that the victims were found bound and gagged and said any information being released about the identity of the 911 caller was mere speculation.
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Megan SheetsNovember 23, 2022 14:10
The Moscow police will give an update at the 13:00 press conference
Authorities with the Moscow Police Department and other agencies involved in the massive manhunt for a suspect in the Idaho college killings are set to give their final update today.
The press conference is scheduled for 13:00 local time.
It has been three days since the police held their last press conference on Sunday afternoon.
In that case, little new information was presented – adding to frustration about the pace of the investigation.
It’s unclear what information could emerge from today’s press conference.
Megan SheetsNovember 23, 2022 13:49
Grieving families ask conspiracy theorists to stop: ‘All the noise is really hurtful’
His girlfriend, Xana Kernodle, 20, and her roommates Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, were also killed in the attack.
The memorial service was closed to the media.
In her latest report from the ground in Idaho, Sheila writes: “As hundreds gathered to pay their respects, the families of the other three victims also mourned six hours away in Idaho – and pleaded for an end to the wild speculation about the case that added to their pain and complicated investigations.”
“All the noise out there really hurts families,” said a friend of Kristi and Steve Goncalves, Kaylee’s parents. The independent. “And it leads the police down paths that aren’t real and away from what they are.”
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Andrea Blanco23 November 2022 13:00
Moscow police know Kaylee Goncalves had a stalker
Authorities confirmed they are actively investigating reports that one of the four University of Idaho students killed Nov. 13 was stalked.
“We are aware of these various reports and are investigating,” a spokesperson for the Moscow Police Department told ABC on Tuesday.
Goncalves, her roommates Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin were brutally stabbed to death during the attack last week.
“There is a piece of evidence out there somewhere that will help us solve this case,” the spokesperson added to ABC.
The independent reached out to the department for comment.
Andrea BlancoNovember 23, 2022 12:00
The dog was found unharmed at the home where the murders took place, police reveal
The Moscow Police Department released a statement Monday saying officers who responded to the fatal stabbings at 1122 King Road on Nov. 13 located a dog at the residence.
The pet was not injured and was turned over to Animal Services, police said.
It has since been released to a “responsible party”. It is unclear who the dog belongs to.
It was not revealed whether police believe the killer, who is still at large, took the dog’s life or never came into contact with it.
The independentSheila Flynn has the story:
Andrea Blanco23 November 2022 11:00
The killer “probably knew the victims and the layout of the house,” says the forensics expert
Jim Clemente, a retired FBI agent, told Fox News Digital that the suspect behind the murders of Xana Kernodle, Ethan Chapin, Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen was likely a young man who had not committed murder before.
“He’s sloppy,” the behavioral analyst told the network. “It’s probably a more compulsive kind of person, which would put him at a younger age and maybe in the age group or just above the victims.”
“I don’t think he’s particularly sophisticated, criminally sophisticated or forensically sophisticated.”
Mr. Clemente, who is not working on the case, also told Fox that the killer likely knew one of the victims or had been stalking them recently.
Andrea Blanco23 November 2022 10:00
Investigators are moving boundary tape to cover the rear of the King Road home
Police have cordoned off the parking lot of the Moscow, Idaho home where four University of Idaho students were found stabbed to death on Nov. 13.
It’s unclear if the department has cordoned off the area to preserve possible evidence of contamination or if there are new developments in the investigation into the gruesome stabbings of Xana Kernodle, 20, Ethan Chapin, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21. have already been done.
The Moscow police department said in a statement The independent that the crime scene was “not extended” but “the boundary tape was moved [because] the detectives needed extra space to work.
The independent asked the department for clarification as to why it had not moved in the past.
Andrea BlancoNovember 23, 2022 09:00
Idaho investigators are looking for surveillance video
Authorities investigating the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students have requested outside surveillance video.
The Moscow Police Department late Saturday asked businesses and residences in specific parts of the city for any video recorded between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. of November 13.
Police said they have received more than 600 tips since the killings rocked the Idaho Panhandle community of 25,000.
More than 90 people have been interviewed. No arrests had been made as of Tuesday afternoon and authorities have yet to identify any suspects.
A press conference is scheduled for Wednesday.
Andrea BlancoNovember 23, 2022 08:00
Idaho victims often ‘threw parties with lots of people coming in and out of the house,’ neighbors say
Moscow resident Heather Tetwiler told Fox News that the slain students — Xana Kernodle, 20, Ethan Chapin, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Moge, 21 — would have been hosting typical college gatherings, but that the residence ” it wasn’t necessarily a party. home.”
“They had like little gatherings, maybe about ten people and it was never really crazy apart from the usual college stuff, but it was quite respectful,” Ms Tetwiler said.
Moscow police reiterated that there were no signs of forced entry into the six-bedroom home.
Investigators are continuing to piece together what happened in the early morning hours of Nov. 13 and the circumstances surrounding the brutal fatal stabbings.
The independentAndrea Blanco has more:
Andrea BlancoNovember 23, 2022 07:00