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Two roommates were in the Moscow, Idaho, home while four University of Idaho students were killed early Sunday morning, but they didn’t call 911 to report the incident until around noon, according to the head of the department. of Moscow Police, James Fry.

Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21 were killed inside a house on King Road between 3 and 4 a.m., according to Moscow Mayor Art Bettge.

Police found the students dead while responding to a call about an unconscious person Sunday at 11:58 a.m.

In a press release on Tuesday, police said the suspect used a “sharp weapon such as a knife” in the attack, adding that investigators believe the incident was “an isolated and targeted attack” with “no imminent threat to the community at large.” .”

Fry said at a news conference Wednesday night that two roommates were inside the house during the attack.

TWO COLLEGE OF IDAHO MURDER VICTIMS SEEN ON VIDEO HOURS BEFORE THE ATTACK

Police search a house in Moscow, Idaho, Monday, November 14, where four University of Idaho students were killed over the weekend in an apparent quadruple homicide. The victims are Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Idaho; and Kaylee GonCalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.
(Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)

It added that the two roommates were “uninjured” and did not say whether the individuals witnessed the deaths of the four students.

As of Wednesday night, Fry said police do not have a suspect and are working to identify a person of interest.

Police named the four victims of an apparent quadruple homicide at the University of Idaho as Maddie Mogen, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle and Kaylee Goncalves.

Police named the four victims of an apparent quadruple homicide at the University of Idaho as Maddie Mogen, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle and Kaylee Goncalves.
(Instagram: @maddiemogen, @kayleegoncalves, @ethanchapin4)

The police chief also said that he could not say definitively that there is not a threat to the community.

“We do not have a suspect at this time and we cannot say that there is not a threat to the community,” Fry said. “There’s a threat out there, possibly.”

PARENTS OF IDAHO COLLEGE MURDERED VICTIM FRUSTRATED BY ‘LACK OF INFORMATION’ FROM POLICE AND SCHOOL

Flowers and stuffed animals are left at the entrance of the University of Idaho on Monday, November 14, 2022. Four students were killed over the weekend in an apparent quadruple homicide.  The victims are Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington;  Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho;  Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Idaho;  and Kaylee GonCalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.

Flowers and stuffed animals are left at the entrance of the University of Idaho on Monday, November 14, 2022. Four students were killed over the weekend in an apparent quadruple homicide. The victims are Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Idaho; and Kaylee GonCalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.
(Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)

“We have to watch out. We have to watch out for our neighbors,” Fry said.

Idaho State Police spokesman Aaron Snell told Fox News Digital after the news conference that Fry was not wrong.

“Chief Fry’s comment was not misphrased,” Snell said. “As there is an outstanding suspect, a threat remains. However, this is believed to be a targeted incident.”

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Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves were seen on a Twitch stream in a food truck in Moscow, Idaho, shortly before they were killed at their residence near the University of Idaho campus.

Both women were seen on the Twitch broadcast video at 1:41 a.m. Sunday morning and left the food truck area at 1:51 a.m.

Investigators search a home in Moscow, Idaho, on Monday, November 14, 2022, where four University of Idaho students were killed over the weekend in an apparent quadruple homicide.  The victims are Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington;  Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho;  Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Idaho;  and Kaylee GonCalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.

Investigators search a home in Moscow, Idaho, on Monday, November 14, 2022, where four University of Idaho students were killed over the weekend in an apparent quadruple homicide. The victims are Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Idaho; and Kaylee GonCalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.
(Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)

People with information about the incident are asked to call Moscow police at 208-883-7054.

Fox News’ Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.

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