Idaho police remove boxes of evidence from house where college students were murdered
MOSCOW, Idaho — Investigators continued to search the scene where four college students were murdered on Tuesday, removing several boxes of evidence from the home in Moscow, Idaho.
Detectives from the FBI, Idaho State Police and Moscow Police Department spent the past nine days at the three-story residence where Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were stabbed to death on November 13.
A law enforcement officer could be seen loading a cardboard box and a plastic bin into an SUV before leaving on Tuesday.
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Kaylee’s father, Steve Goncalves, previously told Fox News that the killer “made a mess” and that police are “going to have to go through this point by point and it’s going to take a long time.”
“They’re telling us there’s so much evidence that it’s going to take a long time to process it all,” Steve Goncalves told Fox News’ Lawrence Jones on Saturday. “It wasn’t like a one-off crime. This person was sloppy.”
Police have not identified a suspect or located a murder weapon in the case, but a local business owner told the Idaho statesman that police entered his store to inquire about a “Rambo” style combat knife.
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In addition to searching the interior of the house, police also cordoned off a large area behind the house on Monday, including a parking lot and a wooded area.
The four victims returned home around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 13.
Police believe they were murdered between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. A 911 call was made from one of the surviving housemates’ phones shortly before noon several hours later to report an “unconscious person”.
The college town of 25,000 is now in mourning as it searches for answers. Other University of Idaho parents left a memorial at home on Tuesday.
“From a group of U of I parents to all those affected by this incomprehensible tragedy – you have been and will continue to be in our constant prayers,” read a framed photo of the victims.
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Moscow police did not return a request for comment from Fox News Digital on Tuesday.