The video shows the mysterious man and the murdered Idaho student
Investigatorsare exploring the possibility that more than one person was behind the brutal murders of four University of Idaho students, which sent shock waves through the small college town of Moscow.
Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were stabbed to death inside an off-campus home early Sunday.
Four days after the murder, the killer or killers remain at large with no arrests and no suspects named.
The Latah County Coroner’s Office released an official report on Thursday ruling the cause and manner of death a homicide by stabbing, KTVB reported.
Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson has now said it is “definitely possible” that there may be more than one killer.
His comments came as officials appeared to back down claims that the public was not in danger, with Moscow Police Chief James Fry admitting on Wednesday: “There are still threats out there”.
Neighboring Washington State University asks students to ‘travel in groups’
After authorities in Moscow acknowledged a threat to the community on Thursday, the WSU Pullman Police Department said it would increase patrols on the Pullman campus.
“You’re reminded to lock your doors when home and remand to be alert and aware of your surroundings,” said WSU Police Chief Gary Jenkins.
“If possible, travel in a group. Keep your eyes and your hands free.”
Andrea Blanco18 November 2022 07:50
The same knife appears to have been used in all the stabbings, the coroner said
Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt said the manner of death was stabbing for the four students. After the autopsy, Ms. Mabbutt added that the same knife was likely used to kill all the victims.
The toxicology report is still pending.
Alisha Rahman Sarkar18 November 2022 07:30
Investigators are searching for a ‘Rambo-style’ knife in the quadruple murder
Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were all found dead in an off-campus home in Moscow, Idaho, on Sunday.
The four victims were killed with “knife-like edged weapons,” police said Tuesday.
The murder weapon has not been recovered, and the suspect or suspects remain at large.
Scott Jutte, general manager of Moscow Building Supply, said detectives came to his store and asked about the potential sale of Ka-Bar knives, which are similar to the military-style knives used by Rambo.
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Andrea Blanco18 November 2022 07:10
All the students were stabbed to death, the autopsy revealed
Autopsies have been completed on the bodies of four students who were stabbed to death inside an off-campus home on Sunday.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner performed four autopsies on Wednesday and provided details to the Latah County Coroner’s Office.
On Thursday, the Moscow Police released the findings.
Police said the victim was stabbed to death with a “knife-like edged weapon.” The autopsies have confirmed that the official cause and manner of death were homicides by stabbing.
Andrea Blanco18 November 2022 06:50
A harrowing video captures the student’s final moments
Horrifying video footage has captured the last known movements of two University of Idaho students before they were stabbed to death with two friends inside an off-campus home.
The video, taken from a Twitch live stream of the GrubTruckers food truck in Moscow, Idaho, shows Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves stopping by for a late-night meal in the early hours of Sunday morning.
During the roughly 10-minute stop, the 21-year-old friends seemed to be having a good time, smiling at each other, taking photos and chatting with other students gathered nearby.
A mysterious man was seen with them when they arrived in the truck – but the two young women left the area alone.
Alisha Rahman SarkarNovember 18, 2022 06:30
A timeline of the assassination and its aftermath
Authorities in Moscow, Idaho, have released few details about what happened to the four University of Idaho students who were murdered last weekend.
Ethan Chapin, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Kaylee Goncalves were found dead in a home near the University of Idaho campus on Sunday, just hours after posting a smiling photo on Instagram.
Police have warned the small town of 25,000 people to remain vigilant as it appears more than one suspect remains at large.
Here’s a timeline of what we know so far:
Andrea Blanco18 November 2022 06:10
Slain Idaho students leave bright memories
Ethan Chapin’s last day spent with his siblings, dressed up and dancing.
Chapin — one of four University of Idaho students stabbed to death last weekend, and police are still searching for the killer — is a triplet.
His brother and sister also attended a beautiful public school located in the hills of north-central Idaho.
Ethan, a 20-year-old member of Sigma Chi fraternity who loves sports, is dating 20-year-old Xana Kernodle, a junior majoring in marketing and a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Both were killed in a violent attack on Sunday.
Two of Kernodle’s roommates and friends, 21-year-old Madison Mogen and 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves, were also killed in the attack.
“She was positive, funny and loved by everyone who met her.”
Alisha Rahman Sarkar18 November 2022 05:50
Roomates are not suspects in the investigation
The victim’s roommate is not being treated as a suspect in the quadruple murder, according to authorities.
Moscow police revealed at a press conference on Wednesday that two other roommates were in the house at the time of the killing and were left unharmed.
Police Chief Fry said that the roommate was not necessarily a witness to the crime. It’s unclear if the other two roommates were asleep in the attack or why authorities weren’t called until noon, about eight hours after the murder.
Idaho State Police said the roommate is not believed to be a suspect and is cooperating with the investigation.
Andrea Blanco18 November 2022 05:30
Police are exploring the possibility of more than one killer
Four days after the murder, authorities said it was “definitely possible” that there may have been more than one killer at large.
“At this point, the investigators are all possibilities. They do not have a specific suspect,” Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson told NBC’s day shows.
“We are really looking forward to any information from the public to help get everyone back on track.”
Andrea Blanco18 November 2022 04:50
Ethan Chapin spent his last days with his siblings
Chapin, one of four University of Idaho students stabbed to death last weekend, is a triplet.
His brother and sister also attended the University of Idaho. Before the murder, Ethan attended a dance held by his sister’s sorority.
“He dated Maizie’s daughter, and her brother was Maizie’s roommate,” Chapin’s mother, Stacy Chapin, told Associated Press on Wednesday.
“They all spent their last day together, all dressed up, and having a great time. We’re all thankful that they spent that time together.
Andrea Blanco18 November 2022 04:10