Since the start of the murder case of the four University of Idaho undergraduates who died nearby, the Moscow Police Department (MPD) has indeed been quiet, but a news conference on Wednesday provided significant developments to the public.
Four Students Were Murdered
On Sunday afternoon, 4 University of Idaho students were discovered dead in a house on King Road. Ethan Chapin, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Kaylee Goncalves have been named as the students. The 4 students were killed, according to Moscow Police, with a “sharp-edged weapon,” which was later determined to be a knife. The weapon is still missing.
Police have not named a suspect in the killings of the students and have given the public little detail about the investigation. Police discussed the continuing inquiry with the public for the first time on Wednesday at a press conference. At the press conference were Colonel Kedrick Wills, director of the Idaho State Police (ISP), Moscow Police Chief James Fry, & University of Idaho President Scott Green.
All the Information That Police Have
Xana Kernodle as well as Ethan Chapin had been at a party on campus on Saturday night, far from the scene of the crime. At around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, Madison Mogen & Kaylee Goncalves left the bar and returned home. Sometime before noon on Sunday, police were called to a complaint of an intoxicated person at a residence close to the university. When the police came, they discovered the four victims inside the house along with two other residents who were both unharmed.
All of the victims had been cut with a knife.
No evidence of breaking into the house was detected by the officers. The door was open when the police came.
No robbery attempt was made. The fact that this was a singular, targeted attack is still being emphasized by the police. Right now, there is no suspicion. Police added that they might no longer claim that the community was not under threat. The victims’ roommates were there in the house at the time of the incident, however, they were unharmed.
Online videos purport to show Maddie & Kaylee placing a food truck order hours before they were murdered. According to Fry, the footage is known to the investigators, who are utilizing it to create a timeline of the incidents that led up to the victims’ deaths.
1. The 4 students that were killed are from which University?
Ans. University of Idaho
2. What are the names of the students who were killed?
Ans. Ethan Chapin, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Kaylee Goncalves
3. The students were murdered with which weapon?