Idaho murders updates: Moscow police spark confusion over ‘targeted’ attack as crime scene results come back

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Idaho student killings: Police believe four dead in ‘targeted attack’

Police investigating the brutal murders of four University of Idaho students have sparked confusion over whether or not the killings were “targeted” as they accused the local prosecutor of “miscommunication.”

Since Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kerndole and Ethan Chapin were stabbed to death on Nov. 13, investigators have claimed the attacks were “targeted.”

On Wednesday, Latah County District Attorney Bill Thompson said in interviews that it “may not have been the best word to use” before saying the “attack was intended for a specific person.”

Hours later, Moscow police clarified that officials “do not currently know whether the residence or any occupants were specifically targeted” and that Mr Thompson’s comments were the result of “miscommunication”.

The walkback comes as initial lab results from the crime scene came back and as the victims’ families gave emotional speeches at a vigil on the university campus on Wednesday night.

Goncalves’ father Steve Goncalves vowed to “get our justice” and revealed that his daughter died in the same bed as her best friend Mogen.

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Idaho police are ruling out the “red Mustang” conspiracy theory taking over Reddit

In a statement, Moscow police said “there have been online reports of a red Mustang on S Deakin St being processed as part of the investigation,” but that “this case is unrelated” to the ongoing murder investigation.

The mystery of the four November 13 murders in which Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Gonsalves, 21, were brutally murdered has baffled not only police, but internet sleuths as well.

After police failed to identify a suspect or locate the murder weapon, there was a lot of speculation on social media, the latest one being about a red Mustang.

Maroosha Muzaffar has the details.

Rachel SharpDecember 1, 2022 10:20 am

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Father of Idaho murder victim reveals chilling reason family didn’t hold funeral for her

Kaylee Goncalves was murdered in the early hours of Nov. 13 in an off-campus home in the city of Moscow, Idaho, while police were still on the hunt for the killer.

Goncalves, 21, was killed along with her best friend, Madison Mogen, 21, another roommate Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kernodle’s friend Ethan Chapin, 20.

Kaylee’s father, Steve Goncalves, says the family has not yet been able to get around to holding a memorial for their daughter.

“My wife’s biggest fear, part of the reason we didn’t have a funeral, is that she couldn’t guarantee that monster wouldn’t be there,” he told ABC News.

Graeme Massie has the story The independent.

Josh MarcusDecember 1, 2022 10:00 AM

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Sorority rally behind murdered Idaho students and raise $20,000

A University of Idaho alumna has raised nearly $20,000 in donations to buy 1,900 personal alarms for terrified students living in Moscow with a murderer on the loose.

“The hope is that these will give the students on campus a little sense of security and also let them know that their alumni and others care deeply about keeping them and the university we love a safe place for them, ” she said. .

Two weeks have now passed since Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were brutally murdered in the off-campus home the three female students shared.

Josh MarcusDecember 1, 2022 09:00

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Murders in Idaho: Neighbor lashes out at Reddit sleuths who claimed his media appearances were suspicious

A neighbor of the four murder victims in Idaho has shot internet detectives who claimed his media appearances were suspicious.

In a recent interview, Jeremy Reagan, a third-year law student at Idaho University, said he went to bed early the night the murders happened. However, Reddit sleuths find his statements suspicious.

Mr Reagan addressed the online conspiracy theories about him, telling Court TV on Tuesday that he “didn’t do it. I have nothing to hide. I am willing to give DNA, fingerprints… whatever they need.”

In an earlier interview with Fox News, Mr. Reagan had said, “I went to bed early that night” and “a few hours later we got a message, and there was a bunch of cops here. And then that was the end of normality from the past week or so here”.

Maroosha Muzaffar has the details.

Josh MarcusDecember 1, 2022 7:59 AM

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Police seize five vehicles in Idaho murder investigation

Moscow police said Tuesday afternoon it was moving five vehicles from the crime scene to a “safe” location to properly examine them for evidence.

“Today, as part of the ongoing homicide investigation and original search warrant, there will be an increase in detective activity and on-site tow trucks as detectives move five vehicles from within the police perimeter to a more secure location for long-term storage to continue processing evidence the department said.

Officials have not said who owns the vehicles or what their connection to the dead might be.

Io Dodds has the details.

Josh MarcusDecember 1, 2022 07:00

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Idaho police don’t have a suspect yet, but they’ve ruled out these conspiracy theories

Two weeks have now passed since four University of Idaho students were brutally stabbed to death in the small college town of Moscow — with no suspects identified, no arrests made, and the murder weapon nowhere to be found.

The four victims were all stabbed multiple times with a fixed-blade knife and are believed to have died around 3 or 4 a.m. that morning.

Their bodies went undiscovered for about eight hours when police were finally called to the home on a report of an “unconscious person”.

Josh MarcusDecember 1, 2022 06:00

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ICYMI: Neighbor of victims lashes out at Reddit sleuths

A neighbor of the four University of Idaho students who were murdered on Nov. 13 has lashed out at Reddit sleuths who claimed his media appearances were suspicious.

Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were found dead in an off-campus home on Nov. 13.

Jeremy Reagan, a third-year law student, said he went to bed early the night of the murders, but commentators on Reddit have found his statements suspicious.

“[It’s] disturbing to be compared to a murderer when I did nothing,” Reagan told Court TV.

Watch the full clip on Independent TV.

Student murders in Idaho: victim’s neighbor lashes out at Reddit sleuths

A neighbor of the four University of Idaho students who were murdered on Nov. 13 has lashed out at Reddit sleuths who claimed his media appearances were suspicious. Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were found dead in an off-campus home on Nov. 13. Jeremy Reagan, a third-year law student, said he went to bed early the night of the murders, but commentators on Reddit have found his statements suspicious. “[It’s] disturbing to be compared to a murderer when I did nothing,” Reagan told Court TV. Sign up for our newsletters.

Josh MarcusDecember 1, 2022 05:00

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Why the Idaho Police Department is Backtracking on Calling Student Killings “Targeted.”

Officials have now said “targeted” may not be the “best word” to describe the murders of four University of Idaho students — in what marks the latest walkback from investigators baffled by the violent killings.

Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were found stabbed to death in an off-campus home in Moscow, Idaho, on Nov. 13.

Two weeks later, the killer or killers are still on the loose with no suspects identified, no arrests made, and the murder weapon still nowhere to be found.

From the beginning of the investigation, authorities have maintained that the attack was “targeted”, but have declined to reveal what led them to that conclusion.

Rachel Sharp has the story.

Josh MarcusDecember 1, 2022 04:00

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The Idaho Police Department was dead

Idaho police are closing the investigation into the home where four University of Idaho students were brutally murdered — despite the fact that the killer is still on the loose and officials appear no closer to solving the crime.

Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were found stabbed to death in an off-campus home in Moscow, Idaho, on Nov. 13.

The three students all lived with two other housemates in the three-storey house on King Road and Chapin stayed the night with his girlfriend Kernodle.

Two of the victims were found on the third floor of the house, the other two on the second floor. The two other roommates were unharmed in the attack and appear to have slept through the killings.

Josh MarcusDecember 1, 2022 03:00

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‘We’ll Get Our Justice’: Parents Share Warm Memories and Sadness at Vigil for Murdered Idaho Students

Snow blanketed the University of Idaho campus Wednesday evening as students, families and community members gathered for a vigil in memory of four students who were brutally murdered earlier this month.

It has been more than two weeks since Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kerndole and Ethan Chapin were murdered in the early hours of November 13.

Police still have little lead on who killed the students or what led to such violence, but both university officials and families of the victims urged the community to remember the joy the murdered students showed each other and the world. brought, and to stay close to family. and friends.

“Make sure you spend as much time with those people as possible because time is precious and it’s something you can’t get back,” Stacy Chapin, Ethan Chapin’s mother, said on stage as she choked.

More details in our full report.

Josh MarcusDecember 1, 2022 02:13

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