Kaylee Goncalves, one of four University of Idaho students brutally murdered Nov. 13, told others she “may have had a stalker” before she was killed, but authorities have not been able to verify that information, she said. the police on Wednesday.
“We got information through some of our interviews that Kaylee had made some comments about a stalker. So that’s where that came from,” Moscow police Capt. Roger Lanier told reporters on Wednesday.
“We’ve followed up by looking at specific time periods and specific areas of the city. So far, we haven’t been able to corroborate that, but we’re not done looking at that information.”
Police previously said they had received “hundreds of information” related to the possibility that Goncalves was harassed.
Goncalves and Madison Mogen returned to their three-story off-campus residence at around 1:45 a.m. on November 13 after going to a local bar and stopping at a food truck.
Goncalves made several calls to her ex-boyfriend between 2:00 and 3:00 am, but they did not answer. Police say his ex-boyfriend is not a suspect.
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Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle, who were dating, also returned home around 1:45 a.m. after attending a party at the Sigma Chi house on campus.
Police believe they were stabbed to death with a “fixed blade knife” sometime between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m. All four victims were stabbed multiple times and some had defensive wounds.
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Someone called 911 shortly before noon from the phones of one of the two surviving roommates to report an “unconscious person.”
No suspects have been identified and police have not located the murder weapon, but Jim Clemente, a retiree FBI Supervisory Special Agent and an expert in criminal behavior analysis, previously told Fox News Digital that the killer likely knew the victims or was a stalker familiar with their habits.
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“Walking into an occupied dwelling with six people in… different rooms in the middle of the night is a very high-risk crime, unless you know one or more of the people.” Clemente told Fox News Digital.
“So, that’s my first thought on the matter: this offender not only picked this place at random, but he targeted one or more of the people there. Now, that could be because he has a relationship or a past relationship with one or more of the people there. plus”. more of them, or it could be that he has been stalking one or more of them.”
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Authorities have asked for patience as more than 100 law enforcement officers from the FBI, Idaho State Police and the Moscow Police Department investigate more than 1,000 leads and 103 pieces of evidence.
“We all want to understand why this happened and what led someone to do this,” Moscow Police Chief James Frye said Wednesday.
Stephanie Pagones of Fox News contributed to this report.