Police said they have not named any suspects in the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students who were discovered in a Moscow, Idaho, residence. However, as authorities seek assistance in solving the students’ deaths, a clearer timeline of their final hours is starting to emerge.
What is now known regarding their demise is as follows:
On November 13, the Moscow Police Department responded to a report of an unconscious person and discovered the bodies of Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho, junior Xana Kernodle, 20, of Post Falls, Idaho, and freshman Ethan Chapin, 20, of Mount Vernon, Washington.
The three women shared a room in the house where the remains were discovered. Chapin was dating Kernodle even though she didn’t reside there. Each of the four belonged to a fraternity or sorority. Police claim that on the evening of November 12, Chapin and Kernodle attended a party at a Sigma Chi residence on the University of Idaho campus.
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On November 13, at about 1:45 a.m., they arrived home. In the heart of Moscow, Mogen and Goncalves were seated at The Corner Club. At around 1:45 a.m., they left the bar, made a pit stop at a food truck, and then went back home, according to the police.
The video was taken of Mogen and Goncalves stopping at the food truck. The individual who transported the two home that night as well as a male wearing a white sweatshirt were both reportedly questioned by police. Police stated that they do not think either was responsible for the killings.
According to authorities, the two other surviving roommates were out and about in Moscow separately until coming back to the residence around one in the morning on November 13. Police reported that they appeared to have slept through the stabbings. Police have stated that they do not think the living roommates were engaged in the killings even though neither was hurt.
The victim’s ex-boyfriend received many calls, according to the police, with the last one coming at 2:52 a.m. The ex-boyfriend is not viewed as a suspect by the police. The murders occurred sometime after 3 a.m. based on the timing of those calls. The 911 call was sent from one of the surviving roommates’ phones, according to Moscow Police Chief James Fry, although he did not identify the caller.
There were “additional friends” present at the residence at the time the 911 call was placed in addition to the two surviving housemates, according to Fry. A week after the killings, on Nov. 20, he claimed during a news conference that police were unsure of how many individuals were in the house when the 911 call was made and did not specify when the “other friends” arrived.
The surviving roommates “summoned friends to the apartment,” according to a later statement from the police since they believed one of the victims had passed out and wasn’t awakening. According to investigators, several persons spoke to the 911 dispatcher. According to authorities, none of the people who were there in the house when the call was placed are thought to have been engaged in the killings.
The four victims were discovered in the second and third stories of the house when the police arrived. According to the coroner, the victims were probably dozing off; each had several stab wounds and some had defense wounds. Police reported that there was no proof of a sexual assault.
According to Moscow police, prosecutors “examined exhaustively” rumors that Goncalves had a stalker. Police stated on November 22 that they had “pursued hundreds of pieces of information relating to this topic but have not been able to corroborate or identify a stalker.”
Both the “other pals” and the surviving housemates have remained anonymous. Police described the murder weapon as a huge fixed-blade knife, but it has not been located.
Police reported on Wednesday that they had gathered over 100 separate pieces of evidence from the house. About 4,000 photos were taken of the crime scene, and the house was “multiple” 3-D scanned. 150 interviews have been performed, and detectives have processed “almost 1,000 total tips,” according to the police.
Frequently asked questions
Who passed away in Idaho?
Nearly a week after four students — Ethan Chapin, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Kaylee Goncalves — were brutally stabbed to death in the small college town of Moscow, Idaho, students are evacuating, and locals are still on edge.
Who was the target of the murders in Idaho?
Ethan Chapin, 20, was there to see his girlfriend, Xana Kernodle, who was one of the victims. Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Xana Kernodle, 20, all lived at the house.
Has the Idaho killer been apprehended?
The murder weapon is missing, and there are no suspects in police custody. More than a week after four University of Idaho students were fatally stabbed at a residence close to campus, police in Moscow, Idaho, is still looking for the killer.