University of Idaho murders: Investigators seen measuring tire tracks in house where 4 students were killed
Investigators were seen measuring tire marks outside the home in Moscow, Idaho, where four University of Idaho students were killed on Sunday.
The four students, Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; and Kaylee Goncalves, were stabbed to death in the early hours of Sunday morning between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. at a residence near the college campus.
In a press release, police said the victims were likely asleep at the time of the attack.
“The coroner said all four victims were likely asleep, some had defensive wounds, and each had been stabbed multiple times. There were no signs of sexual assault,” the Moscow police department said.
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Two housemates were in the house when the incident happened, but police do not consider them suspects and say they are in contact with law enforcement.
On Saturday, about a week after the death of the four students, investigators could be seen at the residence taking photos and measuring tire tracks.
In a press release on Friday evening, police said the weapon used in the crime had not been found, adding that local businesses had been contacted to try to find where the ‘fixed blade knife’ had been purchased. .
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Both Mogen and Goncalves were seen at the Grub Wandering Kitchen food truck shortly before returning home and were killed.
An unidentified man was seen near the two women, but police say he is not a suspect.
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Police said Kernodle and Chapin attended a Sigma Chi fraternity house party on campus before returning to the King Road house at around 1:45 a.m. Sunday.
Police initially said in a press release on Tuesday that the incident was “an isolated and targeted attack” with “no imminent threat to the community as a whole”, but Moscow Police Department Chief James Fry said backtracked at a press conference Wednesday night.
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“We don’t have any suspects at this time, and we can’t say there isn’t a threat to the community,” Fry said. “There’s a threat out there, maybe.”
“We have to be vigilant,” Fry said. “We have to be careful of our neighbours.”
Fox News’ Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.