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Questions are mounting about a potential link between the quadruple murders of four University of Idaho students and a 2021 stabbing murder in Salem, Oregon that also remains unsolved.
In both cases, an attacker broke into a house around 3 a.m. and attacked victims in their beds with a knife while other people were in the house.
Asked about the case at a press conference on Wednesday, Moscow Police Chief James Fry confirmed he had been tipped off and that there were “some things we’re going to follow up on.”
The mother of the man killed in the attack 15 months ago said The Independent that finding out who killed her son and catching the killer of the college students killed in Idaho — would be “the best Christmas present ever.”
Frustration is mounting over the investigation into the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, as 11 days after the brutal stabbing death no arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified .
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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 city 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.
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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
Victims ‘often had parties with lots of people coming in and out of the house’
Neighbors of the four University of Idaho students killed in Idaho said the victims often threw parties at their rental home.
Jeremy Reagan, a third-year law student who lives near the scene of the murders that shocked the university town of Moscow last week, told Fox News that victims often stage self-contained rallies and added that people come in and left the house “quite frequently”.
“There were some pretty loud parties,” Mr. Reagan said.
“As I walked my dog in and out to go to the bathroom [and] I saw people in the windows almost every night, probably four or five nights a week…it was kind of a party house, but then again, this whole neighborhood is a party neighborhood.
Andrea BlancoNovember 25, 2022 01:00
Moscow authorities will not say why they believe the attacks were targeted
Local police have yet to name a suspect or locate the murder weapon, despite assistance from Idaho State Police and federal authorities.
“You’re going to have to trust that at this point because we’re not going to disclose why we believe that,” Moscow Police Department Captain Roger Lanier said Wednesday at a press conference.
Officials defended their work on the investigation, telling the public it took time to process the crime scene, an off-campus rental home shared by victims Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen and Xana Kernodle, where the fourth victim, Ethan Chapin, was visiting.
Mr. Lanier said his department prioritized a thorough investigation over speed.
The IndependentJosh Marcus tells the story:
Andrea BlancoNovember 24, 2022 11:55 p.m.
Criminal expert warns bloody crime scene could be a challenge for investigators
Joseph Scott Morgan, a prominent forensic researcher at Jacksonville State University, told Fox News it’s likely the attacker was a predator who didn’t personally know the victims.
“From a blood evidence perspective, this is a deeply bloody scene,” Mr Morgan added.
“It will be a very complicated case when you look at blood evidence, when you do DNA typing. It is a major challenge.
Mr Morgan said he believed it was the type of case that was solved by “public involvement and advice” because DNA evidence collected at the scene could have come from someone not listed in a law enforcement database.
Andrea BlancoNovember 24, 2022 10:50 p.m.
Xana Kernodle’s father calls tragedy his ‘worst nightmare’
No arrests have been made in the investigation and authorities have released very few details of the killings.
Jeffrey Kornodle called the tragedy his “worst nightmare”.
“How can you protect your child? You keep ’em home and don’t leave ’em [them] go to the University? They are not going to stay at home like this, ”said Mr Kornodle The Independent Last week.
“So it’s really mind-boggling. It is simply unthinkable and it is the worst nightmare.
Andrea BlancoNovember 24, 2022 9:46 p.m.
Idaho Murders Reddit Detective Community Surpassing 43,000 After Frustrating Update From Moscow Police
Following a Wednesday press conference marked by a lack of notable developments, the Reddit subchannels MoscowMurders and IdahoMurders have amassed more than 43,000 members discussing the case daily.
In the forums, people from across the country are taking part in the investigation into the murders of Xana Kernodle, Ethan Chapin, Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen in their off-campus rental home in Moscow.
Some posts contain entirely speculative information and have already been debunked by authorities, while other users recalled that the police were doing their job and that the case was “not a 60 minute crime show”. .
The Independentfrom Andrea Blanco:
Andrea BlancoNovember 24, 2022 8:46 p.m.
What happened in the final hours of the Idaho murder victims?
It could have been anyone, in any American college town, any Saturday night, The Independentwrites Sheila Flynn.
That’s how typical the behavior of the murdered students was in Moscow, Idaho.
Instead, housemates Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, were brutally stabbed to death.
Could clues to the Idaho murders be found in the victims’ ordinary parties?
Sheila reports from the field in Idaho:
Andrea BlancoNovember 24, 2022 7:46 p.m.
Mother of murdered Oregon man speaks out after police reveal possible link to Idaho student killings
Myra Juetten told The Independent Thursday that finding out who killed his son Travis Juetten in a brutal stabbing attack at his home in Silverton, Oregon — and also catching the killer of the students killed in Idaho — would be “the best Christmas present ever ”.
On August 13, 2021, Travis, 26, and his wife Jamilyn Juetten, 24, were woken around 3 a.m. when a masked assailant broke into their home, entered their bedroom, and stabbed them at several times with a knife.
This week, similarities were drawn between the stabbing attack on the young couple and the November 13 stabbing murders of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, 400 miles from Moscow.
The Independent‘s Rachel Sharp has the story:
Andrea BlancoNovember 24, 2022 6:43 p.m.
. News on the murders in Idaho police claims Salem Oregon stabbed as potential link with Moscow