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Moscow police believe only one of four University of Idaho students stabbed to death in an off-campus rental house was the intended “target” of the quadruple murders, according to the victim’s father Kaylee Goncalves.

Since law enforcement made the grim discovery on November 13, officials have called the attack “targeted” but have declined to reveal what led them to that conclusion.

“I was told it was one, but again there’s the lumpiness like it’s intentionally big,” Steve Goncalves said Wednesday.

It is unclear which of Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin would be the targets and no motive is known at this time.

Police continue to explore allegations that Goncalves had a stalker – a claim they have not yet been able to verify or rule out.

Now, 12 days after the investigation began, officials are also exploring a potential link between the murders and an unsolved 2021 stabbing in Oregon. The mother of the Oregon victim said The Independent On Thursday, she hopes investigators can get answers for the five victims killed.


What we know so far about the murder of four University of Idaho students

Authorities have been cryptic about what happened to Xana Kernodle, Ethan Chapin, Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen the night they were brutally stabbed in their rental home in Moscow, Idaho.

They were killed just hours after posting smiling photographs on Instagram.

So far neither the suspect nor the murder weapon have been found and police have warned the small town of 25,000 people to remain vigilant.

What exactly happened in the hours leading up to and following the discovery of the students’ bodies?

The Independent’s Io Dodds and Rachel Sharp have the story:

Rachel Sharp25 November 2022 10:00


Guns, Deadbolts, and Mass Student Exodus

Parents are ordering deadbolts, teenagers are asking for guns and the streets are empty in Moscow, reports Sheila Flynn.

There’s a killer – or killers – on the loose ten days after four college students were murdered in their beds.

Sheila writes: “Moscow Lock Shop cannot meet demand for deadbolts.”

“The Lock Shop has a waiting list ‘after Thanksgiving, for sure,'” he says. a mile away – “usually mothers who worry about their children”.

Sheila reports from the field in Idaho:

Guns, deadbolts and mass student exodus: Terror grips Idaho town after murders

Parents are ordering deadbolts, teenagers are asking for guns, and the streets are empty in Moscow. There’s a killer – or killers – on the loose ten days after four college students were murdered in their beds. Locals tell Sheila Flynn how the fear is getting worse over time with no arrests and little information from the police

Rachel SharpNovember 25, 2022 9:46 a.m.


Moscow police could not confirm reports that the victim had a stalker

Although they “thoroughly investigated” concerns raised by people who knew Goncalves that she had complained about a stalker, police were unable to confirm that information, the department said. at a press conference on Wednesday.

“We got information through some of our interviews that Kaylee had made comments about having a stalker, so that’s where it came from,” said Moscow Police Captain Roger Lanyard.

“So far we have not been able to corroborate this, but we are not done looking at this information”

The Independentof Sheila Flynn has the story:

Andrea BlancoNovember 25, 2022 09:00


Roommate of Murder Victims Honors Them With a Tattoo

On Tuesday, the survivor posted a photo of her ink with angel wings and the victims’ initials – MKXE – on VSCO. The wings are reminiscent of a tattoo Mogen also had on the back of her arm.

The Independent chose not to name the woman to avoid undue speculation.

Authorities reiterated that the two surviving housemates are not considered suspects in the brutal stabbings and are not necessarily witnesses to the crime.

The Independentby Andrea Blanco has the story:

Andrea BlancoNovember 25, 2022 08:00


A dog was found alive and unharmed at the bloody scene of the Idaho college murders

The Moscow Police Department released a statement Monday saying officers responding to the fatal stabbing at 1122 King Road on Nov. 13 located a dog at the residence.

The animal was not injured and was handed over to animal services, police said. It has since been handed over to a “responsible party”.

The Independentby Sheila Flynn has more:

Andrea BlancoNovember 25, 2022 07:00


Reddit sleuths weigh in on survey’s top 43,000

Internet sleuths frustrated with the lack of substantial updates in the University of Idaho murder investigation have taken to Reddit to share their theories about what happened on the night of the 13th november.

Although the posts are filtered as ‘speculation’, ‘information’, ‘questions’ and ‘theories’, misinformation about the investigation, potential motives for the murder and people the police have already ruled out as suspects continue to proliferate.

Some messages contain entirely speculative information and have already been debunked by authorities.

The Independentby Andrea Blanco has the story:

Andrea BlancoNovember 25, 2022 06:00


Victim’s injuries ‘show she fought the killer’

Autopsy results, released last week, revealed that Xana Kernodle, 20, Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were all stabbed multiple times with a large knife – sustaining injuries that caused them to bleed inside their home.

Kernodle’s devastated father, Jeffrey Kernodle, said his daughter’s injuries showed how she desperately tried to fight off the person who killed her, her boyfriend and two friends in the horror attack.

“Bruises, torn by the knife. She’s a tough kid,” he told CBS5.

The Independent see you:

Andrea BlancoNovember 25, 2022 05:00


Moscow police dispel online speculation

Authorities in Moscow, where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death last week, have warned the public against online rumours.

“We know people want answers, we want answers too,” said Idaho State Police Col. Kedrick Wills.

“Please be patient as we conduct this investigation. We owe it to these young children. To these young adults. We owe them. And we are absolutely dedicated to mak[ing] sure it happens.

On Sunday, Police Captain Roger Lanier denied reports that the victims had been found bound and gagged and said any information circulating about the identity of the 911 caller was pure speculation.

The Independentby Andrea Blanco has the story:

Andrea BlancoNovember 25, 2022 04:00


Housemates massacred in bed. The Idaho murder mystery that has police baffled

Almost everything that happened after 1:45 a.m. on November 13 inside the college house where four students were murdered remains a mystery.

Along with the changing stories from law enforcement and wild social media speculation that have seeped into the local rumor mill, investigators continue to piece together the events leading up to the attack, The Independentreports Sheila Flynn.

Sheila reports: “As the investigation entered its ninth day on Monday, residents remained nervous and unsure of what to think in the town of 25,000 that borders Washington state.”

“The University of Idaho is the biggest employer in Moscow. The city is nestled among the hills and farms of Latah County, known for its production of wheat and other grains. The Welcome to Moscow sign is a few meters from the Welcome to Idaho sign.

Follow Sheila’s coverage:

Andrea BlancoNovember 25, 2022 03:00


Idaho police rule out link between murders and brutal death of dog found ‘threaded’ nearby

Moscow police said reports of a skinned dog were unrelated to the killing of four University of Idaho students at an off-campus housing site on November 13.

“Detectives are aware of an incident at the Latah County Sheriff’s Office regarding a report of a skinned dog and have determined that it is unrelated to this incident,” a department spokesperson said. Moscow police. The Independent.

This week’s clarification came after reports said an elderly couple’s mini Australian Shepherd dog had been ‘threaded’ just three miles from where the students were murdered.

Andrea BlancoNovember 25, 2022 02:00

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