Following our original post and our first update on the University of Idaho student murders, we have another update. When the murders were originally reported on it was mentioned that police were called to the scene of an unconscious person. Though as we now know, four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death inside a Moscow, Idaho home and two other roommates remained unharmed within the home. Though now, Steve Goncalves – Kaylee Goncalves’s father – has reported that the reason for reports of an unconscious person may have been due to his daughter. The two other roommates who lived in the basement attempted to text and call one of the four, which Steve believes could have potentially been his daughter. Though, unlike his daughter’s typical behavior, whichever roommate the two additional roommates attempted to contact did not answer, which left the two girls worried leading to the phone call to 911 on reports of an unresponsive/unconscious person at the residence. While the amount of blood at the scene has been a hard point for many in understanding the unconscious claims this new information shines a light into what could have actually happened early that morning.
Early Sunday morning, around three or four a.m., four University of Idaho students 20-year-old Ethan Capin, 20-year-old Xana Kernodle, 21-year-old Madison Mogen, and 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves were killed inside a home on Kings Road in Moscow, Idaho. Hours later, around noon, 911 was called to report the incident in which police responded to an unconscious person.
Though now it has come out that two additional roommates were at the home while the four students were murdered. These additional roommates seem to have been ruled out as suspects as police are still looking for suspects. Though it still is interesting that they were in the home and seemingly did not know that anything was occurring.
Police have also reported that at this time the autopsy reports are in. The deaths were officially ruled as stabbings, and have mentioned that they were attacked with an “edged weapon” potentially a knife. It has also been reported that police have inquired with the local store Moscow Building Supply multiple times regarding if they sold any Ka-Bar brand knives, however, the store has mentioned they do not carry those.
The Latah County Prosecutor, Bill Thompson, has told NBC that there may be more than one suspect. Though at this time there isn’t any new information on leads or suspects, that they can share with the public. On Fox News’ America Reports segment, forensic pathologist and Fox News contributor Dr. Michael Baden has thrown out the possibility that if there was only one perpetrator potentially they were waiting in the home for a good opportunity to strike. As it would be near impossible to kill four 20-somethings by yourself without them trying to fight or flee. Leaving many questions surrounding the incident unanswered.
While this story is still developing it seems at this time the local police and authorities on the case are keeping details close to the vest in hopes of finding any leads on the case. They have however warned people in the Moscow area and especially students and those around the University of Idaho to remain vigilant as the suspect or suspects are still on the loose.
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