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MOSCOW, Idaho — The FBI has joined the investigation into the gruesome stabbing murders of four University of Idaho students — as prosecutors warn that the killer, or killers, are still at large.

Moscow Police Chief James Fry said the FBI has joined the Latah County Sheriff’s Office and the Idaho State Police to investigate the bloody murders, which happened at the students’ off-campus home.

“Currently, we have 25-plus investigators working this case,” Fry said. 

The murderer is “still out here,” Fry added, noting that “investigators are continuing to collect evidence at the scene.”

Meanwhile, Latah County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Thompson said, “It certainly is possible” there is more than one suspect on the “Today” show Thursday.

Final photo of the victims, pictured just hours before their untimely deaths.The four victims just hours before their deaths.kayleegoncalves/Instagram

The murders of Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, on Sunday rocked the school community, with police describing the crime scene as the “worst they’ve ever seen.”

All four of the victims are said to have been stabbed to death in the early hours of the morning while their two roommates were upstairs.

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Authorities revealed Wednesday a 911 call wasn’t made until hours later, saying they could not give a reason why, and would not reveal who made it, citing the open investigation. 

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Initially the local police said they believed the attack was “targeted” and there was no immediate threat to the local community — but now appear to have backtracked.

Media members gather as Chief James Fry speaks during a press conference about a quadruple homicideChief James Fry speaks during a press conference about the deaths. AP

Although the FBI is best known for investigating interstate and federal crimes, it is often brought in to assist smaller police forces when a crime of magnitude happens, as it has access to resources and technology a local force may not.

Latah said Thursday that “investigators do not know who that person is,” referring to the murderer.

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Police are also in search of a murder weapon, and believe it might be a “Rambo”-style knife, a local store owner said.

Moscow Building Supply general manager Scott Jutte told the Idaho Statesman that a police officer came into his store to inquire about the sale of a KA-BAR brand combat blade.

Investigators gather evidence at an off-campus home where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in Moscow, Idaho Investigators gather evidence at an off-campus home where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in Moscow, Idaho. James Keivom for NY Post
Investigators gather evidence at an off-campus home where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in Moscow, Idaho James Keivom for NY Post
Investigators gather evidence at an off-campus home where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in Moscow, Idaho James Keivom for NY Post
Investigators gather evidence at an off-campus home where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death on Thursday, November 17, 2022 in Moscow, Idaho James Keivom for NY Post

Jutte said the knife in question was used by US Marines in the 1940s and is “similar to the knife Rambo has.”

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University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, 20; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and 21-year-old Madison Mogen were stabbed several times and killed on November 13.

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Idaho student murders: Police believe four killed in ‘targeted attack’

Police investigating the brutal murders of four University of Idaho students have sparked confusion over whether or not the killings were “targeted”, as they accused the local prosecutor of “miscommunication”.

Ever since Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kerndole and Ethan Chapin were stabbed to death on 13 November, investigators have claimed the attacks were “targeted”.

On Wednesday, Latah County prosecutor Bill Thompson said in interviews that it was “perhaps not the best word to use” before saying that the “attack was intended for a specific person”.

Hours later, Moscow Police clarified that officials “do not currently know if the residence or any occupants were specifically targeted” and that Mr Thompson’s comments were the result of “miscommunication”.

The walkback comes as the first lab results from the crime scene came back and as the victims’ families gave emotional speeches at a vigil at the university campus on Wednesday evening.

Goncalves’ father Steve Goncalves vowed to “get our justice” and revealed that his daughter died in the same bed as her best friend Mogen.

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University of Idaho alumna has raised almost $20,000 in donations to buy 1,900 personal alarms for terrified students living in Moscow with a murderer at large.

“The hope is that these will give the students on campus a small sense of security and also just let them know that their alumni and others deeply care about keeping them and the university that we love a safe space for them to be,” she said.

Two weeks have now passed since Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were brutally murdered in the off-campus home that the three female students shared.

EXCLUSIVE: Delta Gamma alumna tells The Independent she wants to help students feel safe after four sorority and fraternity members were brutally killed

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A neighbour of the four Idaho murder victims has blasted internet sleuths who claimed that his media appearances were suspicious.

In a recent interview, Jeremy Reagan, a third-year law student from the Idaho University, said he went to bed early the night the murders took place. However, Reddit sleuths are finding his statements suspicious.

Mr Reagan addressed the online conspiracy theories about him and told Court TV on Tuesday that he “didn’t do it. I have nothing to hide. I’m willing to give DNA, fingerprints … whatever they need”.

In an earlier interview with Fox News, Mr Reagan had said, “I went to bed early that night” and “then a couple of hours later we got a message, and there was a bunch of police here. And then that was the end of normalcy for the past week or so here”.

Maroosha Muzaffar has the details.

Third-year law student from Idaho University calls out internet sleuths

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The Moscow Police Department said on Tuesday afternoon that it was moving five vehicles away from the crime scene to a “secure” location to properly scrutinise them for evidence.

“Today, as part of the ongoing homicide investigation and original search warrant, there will be an increase in detective activity and tow trucks on-site as investigators move five vehicles from within the police perimeter to a more secure long-term storage location to continue processing evidence,” the department said.

Officials did not say who owns the vehicles or what their connection to the deaths might be.

Io Dodds has the details.

Police said they were moving the vehicles from the crime scene to a secure location

Josh Marcus1 December 2022 07:00
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Two weeks have now passed since four University of Idaho students were brutally stabbed to death in the small college town of Moscow – with no suspects identified, no arrests made and the murder weapon nowhere to be found.

The four victims were all stabbed multiple times with a fixed-blade knife and are believed to have died at around 3am or 4am that morning.

Their bodies went undiscovered for around eight hours when police were finally called to the home to a report for an “unconscious individual”.

While officials are remaining tightlipped about key parts of the investigation, they have debunked several online rumours and ruled out potential ties to the killings

Josh Marcus1 December 2022 06:00
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A neighbour of the four University of Idaho students who were murdered on 13 November has hit out at Reddit sleuths who claimed that his media appearances were suspicious.

Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were found dead in an off-campus home on 13 November.

Jeremy Reagan, a third-year law student, said he went to bed early on the night of the murders, but Reddit commenters are finding his statements suspicious.

“[It’s] upsetting being compared to a murderer when I didn’t do anything,” Mr Reagan told Court TV.

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A neighbour of the four University of Idaho students who were murdered on 13 November has hit out at Reddit sleuths who claimed that his media appearances were suspicious. Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were found dead in an off-campus home on 13 November. Jeremy Reagan, a third-year law student, said he went to bed early on the night of the murders, but Reddit commenters are finding his statements suspicious. “[It’s] upsetting being compared to a murderer when I didn’t do anything,” Mr Reagan told Court TV. Sign up for our newsletters.

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Officials have now said that “targeted” might not be “best word” to describe the murders of four University of Idaho students – in what marks the latest walkback from investigators left baffled by the violent killings.

Two weeks on, the killer or killers are still at large with no suspects identified, no arrests made and the murder weapon still nowhere to be found.

From the outset of the investigation, authorities have insisted the attack was “targeted” – but have refused to reveal what has led them to that conclusion.

Rachel Sharp has the story.

From the outset of the investigation, Moscow authorities have insisted the attack was ‘targeted’ – but have refused to reveal what has led them to that conclusion

Josh Marcus1 December 2022 04:00
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Police in Idaho are wrapping up the investigation at the house where four University of Idaho students were brutally murdered – despite the killer still being at large and officials appearing to be no closer to solving the crime.

The three female students all lived at the three-storey home on King Road together with two other roommates and Chapin was staying the night with his girlfriend Kernodle.

Two of the victims were found on the third floor of the home, with the other two on the second floor. The two other roommates were unharmed in the attack and appear to have slept through the murders.

Two of the victims were found on the third floor of the home, with the other two on the second floor in a horror scene that officials described as ‘bloody’

Josh Marcus1 December 2022 03:00
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Snow blanketed the campus of University of Idaho on Wednesday evening, as students, families, and community members joined together for a vigil remembering four students who were brutally murdered earlier this month.

It’s been more than two weeks since Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kerndole and Ethan Chapin were killed in the early hours of 13 November.

Police still have few clues as to who murdered the students or what inspired such violence, but university officials and families of the victims alike urged the community to remember the joy the slain students brought to each other and the world, and to hold close to family and friends.

“Make sure that you spend as much time as possible with those people because time is precious and it’s something you can’t get back,” Stacy Chapin, the mother of Ethan Chapin, said onstage as she choked up.

More details in our full report.

Vigil comes as police struggle for breaks in investigation

Josh Marcus1 December 2022 02:13
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Snow blanketed the campus of University of Idaho on Wednesday evening, as students, families, and community members joined together for a vigil remembering four students who were brutally murdered earlier this month.

It’s been more than two weeks since Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kerndole and Ethan Chapin were killed in the early hours of 13 November.

Police still have few clues as to who murdered the students or what inspired such violence, but university officials and families of the victims alike urged the community to remember the joy the slain students brought to each other and the world, and to hold close to family and friends.

“Make sure that you spend as much time as possible with those people because time is precious and it’s something you can’t get back,” Stacy Chapin, the mother of Ethan Chapin, said onstage as she choked up.

More details in our full report.

Vigil comes as police struggle for breaks in investigation

Josh Marcus1 December 2022 02:12
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In a normal year, University of Idaho students would be bustling between classes and the library, readying for the pre-finals cramming period known as “dead week.”

On Wednesday, however, a little under half the students appeared to be gone, choosing to stay home and take classes online rather than return to the town where the murders of four classmates remain unsolved, said Blaine Eckles, the university’s dean of students. Some students who were in attendance were relying on university-hired security staffers to drive them to class because they didn’t want to walk across campus alone.

The Moscow Police Department has yet to name a person of interest in the stabbing deaths of Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Post Falls, Idaho; Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho; and Kernodle’s boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20, of Mount Vernon, Washington. The three women lived together in a rental home across the street from campus, and Chapin was there staying that night.

Rebecca Boone has the story.

In a normal year, University of Idaho students would be bustling between classes and the library, cramming for finals and looking forward to winter break

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Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves (top left), Xana Kerndole and Ethan Chapin (bottom left), were found butchered in their home (right)

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It could have been anyone, in any US college town, on any Saturday night. That’s how typical the murdered students’ behaviour was in Moscow, Idaho, just hours before they were brutally stabbed to death.

The University of Idaho campus had been busy that day, a sea of gold and silver as the Vandals prepared for a home game against the UC Davis Aggies in the 16,000-seat Kibbie Dome. It was 28 degrees at kickoff – the weather was listed as a daunting “ice fog” – but happy, loyal fans turned out; the Vandals’ 44-26 loss was disappointing but did not deter the students from preparing to hit the town.

Among them were five girls living in a three-bedroom rental home on King Road, just over a mile from the stadium and only two blocks from the edge of campus. Kaylee Goncalves and Maddie Mogen, both 21 and childhood best friends, were heading together to the bars downtown. Xana Kernodle, 20, was planning to hang out with her boyfriend, 20-year-old Ethan Chapin. The girls’ two other female roommates would spend the night out, also.

The 25,000-person town of Moscow, really, is centred on the university. Set over 1,600 acres at the southwest corner of downtown, UI is the largest employer around, and its 11,500-strong enrollment accounts for nearly half of Moscow’s population. Students are scattered around off-campus accommodation, sharing apartments, rental homes, sororities and fraternities.

The girls’ home was among the closest to campus, set on and against a hill amidst other affordable houses and complexes, all with the look of undergrad décor: fairy lights, chipping paint, secondhand furniture and used cars outside. The King Road residence was known for hosting parties; the roommates even poke fun at themselves for this in TikTok videos.

The three female victims lived at this house on King Road with two other roommates

The five young roommates were reportedly well-liked, with most, if not all of them, involved in sororities. Xana’s boyfriend – who was a triplet – was a member of Signa Chi fraternity, along with his brother, Hunter. The Sigma Chi house, on Nez Perce Drive, is nearly visible from the girls’ home at 1122 King Road; the walk down the hill, across a road and lawn and up another hill is roughly the length of one and a half football fields.

This path, just across from the girls’ house, leads down to Taylor Road; the frat houses are across the field on the hill on campus

Moscow’s small downtown is also walkable from King Road and from campus, though most students – particularly in the bitter Idaho winters – will get lifts. It’s unclear how Kaylee and Maddie headed to Main Street, but by 10.30pm, the young women were at Corner Club, a low-slung hotspot with its own party bus that’s a “staple in the town,” according to UI senior Dylan Bartels, 22.

It has a wide customer base but is particularly popular with members of fraternities and sororities, students tell The Independent. Like many colleges in the Greek system, there is a big divide between Greek and non-Greek social life, the students said, but there’s no palpable animosity and everyone tends to co-exist amicably. Maddie, Xana and another roommate were members of Pi Beta Phi; Kaylee pledged with Alpha Phi.

Kaylee and Maddie, both blonde and bubbly, were dressed in college bar casual – Kaylee in stonewashed ripped jeans and an Idaho sweatshirt, Maddie in a black jacket, darker denim jeans and black shoes. They spent around three hours at Corner Club at the northern edge of Main Street; by the time they left, the streets were swarming with other college kids looking for food and rides as they ended the night.

Ethan and Xana were at a frat party at Sigma Chi, pictured, across the street from the girls’ house; he was a member of the fraternity

The pair walked straight down Main Street to a red brick building that used to host the now-defunct Garden Lounge; a favourite food truck, Grub Wandering Kitchen – fondly called Grub Truck by its many local fans – often parks outside on Main Street.

Kaylee and Maddie ordered, laughed and chatted with friends as they got their pasta carbonara; according to police, they got a lift home from a “private party” and returned to King Road around 1.45am.

Xana and Ethan, meanwhile, had gone to a party across the road at Sigma Chi. The frat house is built into the hill and slopes upward, facing Nez Perce Drive, which winds through campus and passes the arboretum, just a short walk further uphill. The grounds of the UI Arboretum and Botanical Garden are sweeping, beautiful and back up onto Taylor Road, just a block from the girls’ house, which you have to cross to get to Sigma Chi. That same road winds west pass the arboretum, up into a hilly residential neighbourhood; to the east, it intersects with Highway 95.

Police have specifically asked for surveillance footage from areas around the highway and the arboretum.

The entrance to the University of Idaho Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on campus, just up the road from the Sigma Chi frat house

Xana and Ethan returned to King Road around the same time as Kaylee and Maddie. It is unclear where they were between 9pm and 1.45am; the area would have been busy at that time, surrounded by other student accommodation, as other young people headed home, too. The bars close at 2am.

The other two roommates at King Road – who have still not been named by authorities – had gotten home first, around 1am, and fallen asleep, according to police.

Maddie and Kaylee both made multiple calls to the same number around an hour after they got home; Kaylee’s sister said the unanswered calls were placed to Jack DeCoeur, who’d dated her sister for years before they amicably split, still sharing a dog named Murphy. The Goncalves family has said they do not believe DeCoeur to be involved in the crime, and police have said he’s not considered a suspect.

Aside from the calls, the rest of the night remains a mystery. Authorities believe a killer or killers fatally stabbed Ethan, Xana, Kaylee and Maddie between 3am and 4am; their bodies were found on the second and third floors of the house. The surviving roommates, who were in the basement, slept through whatever transpired and only woke up hours later, police said.

Kaylee and Maddie bought food at popular Grub Truck, which was parked outside this red brick building on Main Street in downtown Moscow

“The surviving roommates summoned friends to the residence because they believed one of the second-floor victims had passed out and was not waking up,” Moscow Police Department said Sunday in a Facebook post. “At 11.58am a 911 call requested aid for an unconscious person. The call originated from inside the residence on one of the surviving roommates’ cellphones. Multiple people talked with 911 dispatcher before a Moscow Police officer arrived at the location.”

It’s not clear when the “friends” arrived nor who they are, and the circumstances surrounding the 911 call have been murky from the start. But the call sparked the official discovery of a brutal scene, all four victims stabbed with what police are calling a “fix-blade knife.”

They still haven’t found the weapon.

According to autopsies completed last week, the victims “were likely asleep, some had defensive wounds, and each was stabbed multiple times. There was no sign of sexual assault,” police wrote on Facebok.

Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt said the wounds were “pretty extensive” and told NBC News that each victim was stabbed a different amount of times and in different places on the body.

She added that it was not possible to determine from the injuries the order in which the four victims were attacked. She told local outlet Idaho News that the autopsies did reveal one thing: “It’s personal.”

From the start of the investigation, police have said the attack was “targeted” – but have not made any arrests or identified any suspects in the case.

Authorities held another press conference on Wednesday – ten days after the murders – with no critical updates. As Moscow prepared for a sombre Thanksgiving, the town had only fear – and no answers.

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Nine days since the killings of four college students attending the University of Idaho, police have not arrested any suspect, but are “definitely making progress,” according to an outside public information officer.

“It takes a while to put together and piece together that whole timeline of events and the picture of really what occurred,” said Aaron Snell, communications director for Idaho State Police. “A lot of this the public doesn’t get to see because it’s a criminal investigation. But I guarantee you behind the scenes, there’s so much work going on.”

That work includes interviews with more than 90 people as detectives look into more than 700 leads.

But Moscow, a city of about 26,000 residents, hasn’t recorded a murder since 2015. The quadruple homicide has rattled the small college community, and anxieties have only heightened with the ongoing lack of answers.

Much of the information in the case will eventually be used for prosecution and cannot be put into the public eye, at risk of impeding justice at the very end, Snell said.

But the limited details available to the public and confusion over early police statements hasn’t eased community concerns.

Moscow police initially told the public that the attack was targeted, with no further threat to the public. But by day four, Police Chief Jason Fry adjusted that statement: “We cannot say that there is no threat to the community.”

Snell acknowledges the early messaging may have been off, given that the roughly 30 members of the Moscow Police Department all initially responded to the crime scene, with no dedicated public information staff within the department.

Within days, the department had to bring in outside resources to assist with the investigation, including Snell.

In addition to the hundreds of leads, police are also combing through large files of surveillance footage submitted by residents of the early morning hours when police believe the murders happened.

“This is a very large operation, a very large investigation and it’s a very terrible crime,” Snell said.

Other angles are taking longer to investigate. It is believed a fixed-blade knife was used in the attack on the students, and to aid in the investigation, law enforcement asked local businesses to come forward with evidence that a fixed-blade knife was purchased. As of Tuesday, Snell says no local businesses have provided information that a knife matching that description was bought or obtained.

Anytime a person or people responsible for such a violent crime have not yet been caught, there is a threat to the public, Snell said.

“We recognize that it’s always wise for people to lock their doors, walk in pairs, be alert of what they’re doing. There is somebody or some people out there somewhere that are murderers, and we want to find them and bring them to justice,” Snell said.

He told CNN there could potentially be more than one person responsible for the killings. He also reiterated that police still believe it was a targeted attack, partly because of evidence found at the scene and the fact that two people in the house survived.

Some students have since left the area to take classes remotely, telling CNN that police statements have not been reassuring.

Ethan Chapin, 20; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Madison Mogen, 21, were found dead November 13, police said.

The University of Idaho president said Tuesday that many students have given the school input on how they hope to proceed after the fall break, resulting in a decision to allow students to finish the rest of the semester either in-person or remotely.

In his message, University of Idaho President Scott Green said, “Faculty have been asked to prepare in-person teaching and remote learning options so that each student can choose their method of engagement for the final two weeks of the semester. Moving courses fully online is not preferred but may be necessary in limited situations.”

However, others in the community, including the mother of victim Ethan Chapin, have extended patience and gratitude for the police department’s work.

At a memorial on Monday evening, Stacy Chapin thanked the “Moscow Police Department, who now carry the burden every day not only for us, but for all of the impacted families.”

In the absence of details, rumors have been spiraling about the case, causing police to have to dispel them publicly, one by one.

“As people are out there and they’re talking about this case, the public sentiment changes,” Snell said. “They’re confused. They’re upset. We want to try and dispel rumors, and we want to try and make sure that the truth is out there.”

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Investigators looked “extensively” into hundreds of pieces of information about victim Kaylee Goncalves having a stalker, but “have not been able to verify or identify a stalker,” police said in a Facebook post Tuesday.

Earlier, police said the surviving roommates and friends who made the 911 call and spoke to dispatchers have been excluded from involvement as suspects. A man seen on surveillance video standing near two of the victims has also been eliminated as a suspect, as well as a driver who took two of the victims home.

And the report of a “skinned” dog three weeks before the killings is not connected to the case, according to police.

Moscow Police said Monday a dog was found at the home of the stabbings, but “the dog was unharmed and turned over to Animal Services and then released to a responsible party.”

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As many University of Idaho students returned to campus this week, the police investigation into the stabbing deaths of four of their peers continued – but not without confusion over a key case detail.

Nearly three weeks since the college students were found stabbed to death in an off-campus home on November 13, dozens of local, state and federal investigators have yet to identify a suspect or find the murder weapon.

The unresolved deaths of the victims – Ethan Chapin, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Madison Mogen – continue to trouble the community of Moscow and the university, where students have been given the option to complete the semester remotely if they aren’t comfortable returning to its main campus.

In the past week, police and prosecutors have made irregular statements about the nature of the killings, which the Moscow Police Department initially described on November 15 as an “isolated, targeted attack” that presented “no imminent threat to the community at large.” Police backtracked on that statement the next day, saying they could not be sure there was no risk to the public.

Then, on Wednesday, the Moscow police said in a statement that the prosecutor in Idaho’s Latah County erroneously said this week that “the suspect(s) specifically looked at this residence,” and “that one or more of the occupants were undoubtedly targeted.”

The police statement said the prosecutor’s comments were a “miscommunication,” adding that, “Detectives do not currently know if the residence or any occupants were specifically targeted.” The comment contradicts several earlier remarks by police that characterized the attack as “targeted.”

In order to clarify the confusion, Moscow police said in a release Thursday, “we remain consistent in our belief that this was a targeted attack, but investigators have not concluded if the target was the residence or if it was the occupants.”

People crowded into a vigil for the four victims Wednesday evening.

Despite the uncertainty blanketing the campus over the lack of a suspect, students gathered Wednesday night for a vigil in honor of the slain victims.

Blaine Eckles, the university’s dean of students, encouraged the crowd to “tell the fun stories, remember them in the good times and do not let their lives be defined by how they died, but instead remember them for the joy they spread and the fun times they shared while they lived.”

As detectives continue to scour the city for information, here’s where the investigation stands.

The last few days have brought some incremental public updates in the case, including the possibility that there was a sixth roommate living at the house where the students were killed.

Detectives have said three of the victims – Goncalves, Kernodle and Mogen – lived at the house with their two surviving roommates, who police have not named. Investigators are now aware of a sixth person who is listed on the lease as a resident, but do not believe they were in the home when the killings took place, police said in a Thursday update.

Police initially said Chapin lived at the house but have since said he was only visiting.

On the night of the killings, Goncalves and Mogen were at a bar in downtown Moscow, and Chapin and Kernodle were seen at a fraternity party. Two surviving roommates had also gone out in Moscow that night, but returned to the house by 1 a.m., police said, noting they did not wake up until later that morning. Investigators do not believe they were involved in the deaths.

By 2 a.m., all four victims had returned to the home, according to police. Detectives earlier said Goncalves and Mogen returned to the home by 1:45 a.m., but they updated the timeline last week, saying digital evidence showed the pair returned at 1:56 a.m. after visiting a food truck and being driven home by a “private party.”

Investigators have released a map depicting the movements of four University of Idaho students the night they were killed.

The next morning, the two surviving roommates in the home “summoned friends to the residence because they believed one of the second-floor victims had passed out and was not waking up,” police said in a release. Somebody called 911 from the house at 11:58 a.m. using one of the surviving roommates’ phones.

“The call reported an unconscious person,” Moscow Police Capt. Roger Lanier said last week. “During that call, the dispatcher spoke to multiple people who were on scene.”

When police arrived, they found two victims on the second floor and two victims on the third floor. There was no sign of forced entry or damage, police said.

The victims were likely asleep when the attacks began, according to the Latah County coroner. Each victim was stabbed multiple times, the coroner said, and some had defensive wounds.

A flyer seeking information about the killings of four University of Idaho students who were found dead on Nov. 13, 2022, is displayed on a table along with buttons and bracelets, Wednesday, Nov. 30 during a vigil in memory of the victims in Moscow, Idaho.

Extensive evidence has been collected over the course of the investigation, including 113 piece of physical evidence, about 4,000 photos of the crime scene and several 3-D scans of the home, Moscow police said on Thursday.

Detectives have received testing and analysis of the crime scene evidence from Idaho State Police Forensic Services, and they will continue to receive the results of additional tests, according to police.

“To protect the investigation’s integrity, specific results will not be released,” police said.

Detectives also collected the contents of three dumpsters on the street where the house is located and seized five nearby vehicles to be processed for evidence, according to police.

In an effort to locate the weapon – believed to be a fixed-blade knife – detectives contacted local businesses to see if a similar knife had been purchased recently.

Investigators are also relying on a trove of public tips, photos and videos of the night the students died, including more than 260 digital media submissions that people have submitted through an FBI form, police said. Authorities have processed more than 1,000 tips and conducted at least 150 interviews in an effort to advance the case.

But even with the piles of evidence at their fingertips, authorities are asking for the public to submit any surveillance video or tips about unusual behavior in the relevant areas, even if it appears there is no movement or content in them.

In the absence of significant advances in the case, rumors have spun around the case regarding the victims, potential suspects and unusual happenings in the area. Police have attempted to tamp down on misinformation by addressing a few of the issues directly.

Investigators say they believe the following people were not involved in the killings:

  • Two surviving roommates.
  • Other people in the house when 911 was called.
  • The person who drove Goncalves and Mogen home.
  • A man seen in surveillance video from a food truck visited by Goncalves and Mogen.
  • A man Goncalves and Mogen called “numerous times” in the hours before their death.

Police also dismissed online reports that the victims were tied and gagged as inaccurate.

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2022-12-02T15:38:23Z Ukraine’s embassy in Madrid received a parcel containing animal eyes on Friday, the latest in a series of similar “bloody packages” sent to its diplomatic missions across Europe, Ukrainian and Spanish officials said. Police cordoned off the compound in the Spanish capital and started searching the area with sniffer dogs. The packages, soaked in […]

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2022-12-02T15:38:23Z Ukraine’s embassy in Madrid received a parcel containing animal eyes on Friday, the latest in a series of similar “bloody packages” sent to its diplomatic missions across Europe, Ukrainian and Spanish officials said. Police cordoned off the compound in the Spanish capital and started searching the area with sniffer dogs. The packages, soaked in […]

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Ukraine War: Moscow and US suggest talks to end war are possible

posted on Dec 02 2022 16:09:16 UTC by Sky News via Sky News

Stuart Ray, Senior Intelligence Analyst at McKenzie Intelligence Services, analyses Joe Biden’s comment that he is prepared to talk with Vladimir Putin about ending the war in Ukraine.

He describes the Kremlin’s “politically precarious position” after Ukraine has made gains in the annexed territories which the West has refused to recognise.

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Russia demands annexations recognised before talks – OODA Loop

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Russia demands annexations recognised before talks  OODA Loop

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2022-12-02T15:38:23Z Ukraine’s embassy in Madrid received a parcel containing animal eyes on Friday, the latest in a series of similar “bloody packages” sent to its diplomatic missions across Europe, Ukrainian and Spanish officials said. Police cordoned off the compound in the Spanish capital and started searching the area with sniffer dogs. The packages, soaked in […]

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FBI Director Christopher Wray has lost the confidence of rank-and-file FBI agents after a senior bureau official left under a cloud of accusations that he shielded Hunter Biden’s laptop from a criminal probe — and some believe the top G-man should step down, a new report says.

“I’m hearing from [FBI personnel] that they feel like the director has lost control of the bureau,” Kurt Siuzdak, a lawyer representing FBI whistleblowers, told the Washington Times in a report published Tuesday. “They’re saying, ‘How does this guy survive? He’s leaving. He’s got to leave.’

“[The FBI agents] are telling me they have lost confidence in Wray. All Wray does is go in and say ‘We need more training and we’re doing stuff about it,’ or ‘We will not tolerate it,’” Siuzdak said.

His comments come in the wake of Timothy Thibault, the top agent in charge of the FBI field office in Washington, resigning amid claims he blocked investigations into the first son’s laptop. Thibault’s lawyer said his resignation was unrelated to these claims and that he did not seek to close the laptop investigation.

A photo of Hunter Biden. A senior bureau official accused FBI Director Christopher Wray of shielding Hunter Biden’s laptop from a criminal probe. Hunter Biden’s laptop
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A photo of Hunter Biden sleeping. FBI Director Christopher Wray called allegations that Thibault blocked an investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop “deeply disturbing.” Hunter Biden’s laptop

Thibault was escorted out of the field office last Friday by “headquarters-looking types,” the Washington Times reported, while U.S. officials said this is common practice for anyone who retires.

Siuzdak told The Post that he left the bureau in March after a 25-year career, because management failed to hold bosses accountable, a problem that stems from politicization at the highest levels of the agency. 

He told the Times that the whistleblowers have alleged that Wray, who was appointed by President Donald Trump in 2017, did not take action when confronted with issues inside the bureau that ranged from agents being forced to sign false affidavits to sexual harassment claims. 

A photo of documents seized from an FBI search of former President Trump Florida estate.The FBI searched for and seized documents from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. AP

The FBI, which has been taking heat for the Aug. 8 raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in search of classified documents, emphasized the integrity of its agents in a statement to the Times. 

“The men and women of the FBI work hard every day to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution. All employees are held to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct, and we expect them to focus on process, rigor, and objectivity in performance of their duties,” the statement said.

“Allegations of misconduct are taken seriously and referred to the Inspection Division or appropriate investigative body,” it said.

Wray, at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this month, called allegations that Thibault blocked an investigation into Hunter Biden’s laptop “deeply disturbing.”

A photo of FBI Director Christopher Wray.FBI Director Christopher Wray testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier this moth. AP

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking Republican on the panel, wrote to Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland in July to raise accusations from whistleblowers that the agency is burying “verified and verifiable” information about President Biden’s son by incorrectly labeling it as “misinformation.”

The Iowa senator said in his missive that if the accusations are true, the FBI and the Justice Department are “institutionally corrupted to their very core.”

The father of one of the four victims in the Nov. 13. University of Idaho stabbings says his daughter suffered “large punctures” from a “brutal weapon.” Steve Goncalves — father of slain Kaylee Goncalves, 21 — said he learned a little more about who the police believe is responsible for the attack Tuesday. “The detective […]

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(NewsNation) — Police say they’ve collected more than 100 pieces of evidence from the University of Idaho murder house, but have yet to find the weapon used to kill. Publicly, authorities have described the weapon as a “fixed-blade.” It hasn’t been confirmed that the knife used was a “Rambo”-style knife, despite multiple reports. Dave Ellis, […]

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Early Edition: November 29, 2022

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How Russia used social media to divide Americans

posted on Nov 29 2022 13:25:27 UTC by AudioPosts via Audio Posts

For the past year, the world has reeled over escalating reports of how Russia “hacked” the 2016 US presidential election, by stealing emails from Democrats, attacking voter registration lists and voting machines and running a social media shell game. Such is the focus on Russian meddling that congressional investigators are increasingly aggressive in asking the […]

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Victims of Rape, Castration Found During Exhumation in Liberated Izyum

posted on Nov 29 2022 14:58:21 UTC by AudioPosts via Audio Posts

Russian occupying forces tortured a minor girl and a boy and brutally killed them in Izyum, Kharkiv Region, according to the results of an exhumation carried out by Ukrainian law- enforcement agencies. This was stated by the Head of the Presidential Office, Andriy Yermak, during an online speech he gave on Monday, Nov. 28, at […]

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Is the Idaho murder weapon less common than we thought?

posted on Nov 29 2022 16:55:17 UTC by Ashleigh Banfield via NewsNation Now

(NewsNation) — Police say they’ve collected more than 100 pieces of evidence from the University of Idaho murder house, but have yet to find the weapon used to kill.

Publicly, authorities have described the weapon as a “fixed-blade.” It hasn’t been confirmed that the knife used was a “Rambo”-style knife, despite multiple reports.

Dave Ellis, one of the world’s foremost experts on knives, told “Banfield” that “Rambo”-style knives have taken on a generic term, and they’re not necessarily common among hunters and fishermen.

“To immediately call it a ‘Rambo’ knife, people jump to conclusions. A ‘Capybara’ would make a lot more sense to me because, to be honest with you, growing up as a kid I used a Capybara as a throwing knife,” Ellis said on “Banfield.”

Former FBI criminal investigations assistant director Chris Swecker also weighed in Monday on “Banfield,” and said from a forensic standpoint, investigators should be able to identify what type of knife was used after looking at the wounds on the murder victims.

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The gruesome stabbing murders of four friends from the University of Idaho while they slept has sent shockwaves through the small college town of Moscow — and the rest of the country. The victims – all under 22 – were killed at their off-campus home in the dead of night after partying at separate locations […]

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MOSCOW, Idaho — Two weeks after the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, dozens of local, state and federal investigators are still working to determine who carried out the brutal attack. After sifting through more than 1,000 tips and conducting at least 150 interviews, investigators have yet to identify a suspect or uncover […]

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Idaho student deaths: 911 calls surge in Moscow, Idaho | Dan Abrams Live

posted on Nov 29 2022 04:17:10 UTC by NewsNation via NewsNation Now

Dan Abrams and Ashleigh Banfield analyze latest developments in the investigation of the murders of four University of Idaho students.

“Dan Abrams Live” brings a fresh, no-holds-barred approach to covering and analyzing the news. Weekdays at 9p/8C.

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Sheetal Deo was shocked when she got a letter from her Queens apartment building’s co-op board calling her Diwali decoration “offensive” and demanding she take it down. “My decoration said ‘Happy Diwali’ and had a swastika on it,” said Deo, a physician, who was celebrating the Hindu festival of lights. The equilateral cross with its […]

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Germany Calls Russian Targeting of Ukraine Energy a “War Crime”

posted on Nov 29 2022 15:58:53 UTC by AudioPosts via Audio Posts

Russian missile strikes on energy infrastructure in Ukraine constituted a “war crime”, German Justice Minister Marco Buschmann said Tuesday, Nov. 29, after hosting talks with his G7 counterparts. A Russian campaign of missile strikes has severely damaged Ukraine’s energy infrastructure and plunged millions into darkness as the country endures the first snows and chill winds […]

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Russia’s Prigozhin admits interfering in U.S. elections | Reuters reuters.com/world/us/russi…

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Russian Exiles Struggle to Form a United Opposition to Putin

posted on Nov 29 2022 13:25:27 UTC by AudioPosts via Audio Posts

When Anastasiya Burakova fled Russia a year ago, she sought refuge in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. Burakova, a Russian lawyer, had been running an organization that gave legal assistance to people facing political prosecution in Russia. After the authorities in Moscow blocked her group’s website, Burakova realized that she herself could become a target of […]

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