The suspect or suspects have not been identified inaccording to police, they were found stabbed to d*ath in a house in Moscow, Idaho. But a clearer timeline of the students’ final hours emerges as police ask for help solving their d*aths.
Here’s what we know so far about their d*aths:
Madison Mogen, 21, from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, from Rathdrum, Idaho; the younger, Xana Kernodle, 20, of Post Falls, Idaho; and freshman Ethan Chapin, 20, of Mount Vernon, Washington, were found dead when members of the Moscow police responded to a call they received about an unconscious person at about 11:58 a.m. on November 13.
The three women were roommates who lived in the house where the bodies were found. Chapin didn’t live there, but he did hang out with Kernodle. All four were members of fraternities or sororities.
According to police, Chapin and Kernodle were at a party at the Sigma Chi home on the University of Idaho campus on the night of November 12. They returned home around 1:45 a.m. on November 13.
Mogen and Goncalves were at The Corner Club bar in the center of Moscow. They left the bar, stopped at a food truck, and then returned home around 1:45 a.m., police said.
The arrest of Mogen and Goncalves at the food truck was captured on video. Police said they interviewed a man in a white hoodie, who was also seen in the video, along with the person who drove them home that night. Police said they did not believe either of them were involved in the killings.
According to the police, the other two roommates who lived in the house were apart in Moscow and returned home before 1 a.m. on November 13. It appears they slept through the stabbing, police said. Neither were injured, and police said they did not believe the surviving housemates were involved in the killings.
Police said multiple calls were made to the victim’s ex-boyfriend’s mobile phone, ending at 2:52 a.m. The police do not believe the ex-boyfriend is a suspect. The timing of these calls indicates that the m*rders occurred after 3:00 a.m
Moscow Police Chief James Fry said the 911 call was made from the phone of one of the surviving roommates, but did not confirm the identity of the caller.
In addition to the two roommates who survived, they were “Fry said during a press conference on November 20 – a week after the killing – that police weren’t sure how many people were in the house when the 911 call was made, and he did not explain when “other friends” arrived.
Police later clarified in a statement that “surviving roommates called friends to the residence” because they thought one of the victims had passed out and was not waking up. Police said several people spoke to the 911 dispatcher. Police said none of the people who were in the house when the call was made were involved in the killings.
When police arrived on the scene, they found four dead victims on the second and third floors of the house. According to police, the coroner said the victims were likely asleep, some had defensive wounds, and each had been stabbed multiple times. There is no evidence of s*xual assault, police said.
Moscow police said investigators “looked closely” at reports that Goncalves had a stalker. “They pursued hundreds of pieces of information related to this topic and were unable to verify or identify the stalker,” police said on November 22.
Neither the surviving roommates nor “other friends” have been publicly identified.
The m*rder weapon, which police described as a large fixed-blade knife, was not found.
As of Monday, police said they had followed nearly 700 leads and conducted more than 90 interviews in the case.
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