The University of Idaho will increase security this spring after an unsolved quadruple murder

The University of Idaho will increase its security next semester after four students were killed at a nearby off-campus home.

Nearly six weeks after the fatal stabbings of Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin in Moscow on Nov. 13, the killer remains at large. Police in the city of just 25,000 people are still receiving information about a Hyundai Elantra seen near the crime scene at the time of the murders.

As of Wednesday afternoon, no suspects had been named and no murder weapon had been found.

It has now been revealed that the University of Idaho plans to offer self-defense, stalking awareness and vigilance classes to students this coming spring semester, Fox News Digital reported. The college will also work “with fraternity and sorority chapters to bring in outside experts to assess the safety and security of chapter facilities.”

The university will allow students who do not wish to return to the Moscow campus to take courses online or attend classes at the Boise, Idaho Falls and Coeur d’Alene campuses. Meanwhile, students living in Moscow will see more law enforcement and security personnel, according to Fox.

Investigators are still looking for the occupant or occupants of a mysterious white car that was spotted near the student house at the time of the murders.

Police have identified about 22,000 vehicles matching the car’s description and are combing through the information for clues.

Moscow police said a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra with an unknown license plate was seen “in the immediate area” in the early hours of November 13.

“Investigators believe the occupants of this vehicle may have critical information to share regarding this case,” police said in a statement nearly two weeks ago.

Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were killed Sunday.


Amid growing tension among the victims’ loved ones over the lack of information being released and doubts about whether the local department has the resources and experience to handle the investigation, the police chief said he would retain lead oversight of research.

“There were a lot of questions about leadership in this survey. Let me be clear, this is the Moscow Police Department’s investigation and I am the Chief of Police,” Moscow Police Chief James Fry said in a video statement Tuesday.

And he continued: “The decisions are mine and mine alone. I have an outstanding Management Staff, with over 94 years of combined experience, who oversee the day-to-day operation of the research and choose who leads the research teams.”

Investigators are still looking for a white Hyundai Elantra in the University of Idaho homicide investigation

(Moscow City Police Department)

The four victims were stabbed to death in their beds with a fixed blade knife at around 3am or 4am on November 13. There were no signs of sexual assault.

Two surviving roommates were also out that night and arrived home around 1 a.m., police said. The two women, who lived in rooms on the first floor of the house, are believed to have slept through the brutal murders and were unharmed.

The gruesome crime scene went unnoticed for several more hours, with police receiving a 911 call at 11:58 Sunday morning reporting an “unconscious person” at the home.

The two other roommates had initially invited friends to the house because they believed one of the second-floor victims was unconscious and wouldn’t wake up. When friends arrived, a 911 call was made from one of the roommates’ phones.

Police arrived at the scene to find the four victims dead from multiple stab wounds.

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