Idaho police said Sunday they have “authorized” several phone calls that victims of a Nov. 13 quadruple homicide near the University of Idaho made just before they were killed.
Victims Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, made “multiple” phone calls to a male subject just before they were stabbed to death in their sleep, but police “eliminated” the subject on the receiving end of those calls, Moscow police said. said the head of the department, James Fry, during a press conference on Sunday.
“We think there is no connection there,” Fry told reporters.
Goncalves and Mogen, along with Ethan Chapin, 20, and Xana Kernodle, 20, were stabbed to death between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Sunday, November 13, while sleeping at their home on King Road, near campus. of the University.
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All four victims were close friends and were all part of Greek life on campus.
Goncalves and Mogen spent Saturday night downtown at a local bar called the Corner Club before ordering food from the Grub Truck in Friendship Square and returned home around 1:45 a.m. Kernodle and Chapin spent Saturday night at a party at the university’s Sigma Chi house. before returning home at the same time as Goncalves and Mogen.
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Two surviving roommates were home during the murders but were ruled out as suspects. They arrived home around 1 a.m. on November 13.
Police responded to a 911 call reporting an unconscious person from one of the two roommates’ phones at 11:58 a.m. on November 13, and located the four deceased students shortly after their arrival. All of the victims had multiple stab wounds and were likely asleep when they were attacked.
Police also revealed Sunday that an unknown number of friends were at the scene when a 911 call was made from the phone of one of the victims’ roommates on Nov. 13.
Police on Tuesday described the attack as an “isolated and targeted attack.” On Thursday, the Latah County Coroner announced that all four students died of stabbing homicide, likely in their sleep.
“We know people want answers. We want answers, too,” Idaho State Police Director Kedrick Wills said Sunday, adding that the public owes it to victims to seek information from official sources rather than pay attention to the rumors online.
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Chapin was a freshman from the Mount Vernon area of Washington, according to Green. He was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and was working to complete his degree in recreation, sports and tourism management at the U of I College of Education, Health and Human Sciences. Chaplin and Kernodle were in a relationship.
Kernodle was a junior majoring in marketing in the U of I College of Business and Economics. She was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority, according to the school. Police said Kernodle was from Avondale, Arizona, but Green said Kernodle was from Post Falls, Idaho.
Mogen was a senior from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Like Kernodle, he was completing his marketing major in the College of Business and Economics. She was also a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.
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Goncalves was a last-year general studies student at the Faculty of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. She was from Rathdrum, Idaho, and a member of the Alpha Phi sorority.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 208-883-7180 or email@example.com.