Idaho college murders press conference: Moscow police investigate Kaylee Goncalves ‘stalker’ amid new weapon details

Video Shows Mystery Man With Idaho College Students Killed

Idaho police say the murder weapon used to kill four University of Idaho students is a fixed-blade knife.

Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were stabbed to death at an off-campus house on November 13.

In the latest update, investigators said they were reviewing reports that Goncalves had a stalker.

“Investigators … have searched for hundreds of pieces of information related to this topic and have been unable to verify or identify a stalker,” Moscow police said on Facebook.

Authorities are due to provide an update on the investigation at a press conference at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

More than a week after the killings, investigators continue to be baffled by the case, with no arrests made and no suspects identified, sparking growing frustration among families and the community.

Police have also ruled out any link between the killings and an incident on November 21 when a woman reported a man sitting in her vehicle.

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Moscow police will give an update at a press conference at 1 p.m.

Authorities from the Moscow Police Department and other agencies involved in the massive search for a suspect in the Idaho college murders case are expected to give their latest update today.

A press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. local time.

It has been three days since the police gave their last press conference on Sunday evening.

During this event, very little new information was presented, which added to the frustrations related to the pace of the investigation.

It is unclear what information may come out of today’s press conference.

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Grieving families ask conspirators to stop: ‘All the noise really hurts’

His girlfriend, Xana Kernodle, 20, and roommates Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, were also killed in the attack.

The memorial has been closed to the media.

In her latest report from the field in Idaho, Sheila writes: “As hundreds of people gathered to pay their respects, the families of the other three victims also mourned six hours away in Idaho – and pleaded for an end to the wild speculation about the case that has both amplified their pain and complicated investigations.”

“All the noise is really hurting families,” said a friend of Kristi and Steve Goncalves, Kaylee’s parents. The Independent. “And it takes police down paths that aren’t real and away from those that are.”

Read the full story here:

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Moscow police know Kaylee Goncalves had a stalker

Authorities confirmed they are actively investigating reports that one of the four University of Idaho students killed on Nov. 13 had a stalker.

“We are aware of these various reports and are investigating,” a Moscow Police Department spokesperson told ABC on Tuesday.

Goncalves, his housemates Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin were brutally stabbed to death in the attack last week.

“There is a piece of evidence somewhere that will help us solve this case,” the spokesperson added to ABC.

The Independent contacted the ministry for comment.

Slain University of Idaho students Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves

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Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves, students killed at the University of Idaho

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Andrea Blanco23 November 2022 12:00

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Dog found unharmed at home where murders took place, police say

The Moscow Police Department released a statement Monday saying officers responding to the fatal stabbing at 1122 King Road on Nov. 13 located a dog at the residence.

The animal was unharmed and was released to animal services, police said.

It has since been handed over to a “responsible party”. it is not known to whom the dog belonged.

It has not been revealed whether police believe the killer, who is still at large, spared the dog’s life or never made contact with him.

The Independent’s Sheila Flynn has the story:

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The killer “probably knew the victims and the layout of the house”, says a criminology expert

Jim Clemente, a retired FBI agent, told Fox News Digital that the suspect behind the murders of Xana Kernodle, Ethan Chapin, Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen was likely a young man who had never committed murder before. .

“He’s sloppy,” the behavioral analysis expert told the network. “He’s probably a more compulsive person, which would put him at a younger age and, maybe in the age group or just above victims.”

“I don’t think he’s particularly sophisticated, criminally sophisticated or forensically sophisticated.”

Mr. Clemente, who is not working on the case, also told Fox that the killer likely knew one of the victims or had stalked them recently.

Andrea Blanco23 November 2022 10:00

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Investigators move boundary tape to cover rear of King Road home

Police have cordoned off the parking lot of the Moscow, Idaho home where four University of Idaho students were found stabbed to death on November 13.

It is unclear if the department has cordoned off the area to preserve potential evidence of contamination or if new developments in the investigation into the horrific stabbings of Xana Kernodle, 20, Ethan Chapin, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, have already been made.

The Moscow Police Department said in a statement to The Independent that the crime scene “was not enlarged” but “the boundary strip was moved [because] detectives needed extra space to work.

The Independent asked the ministry for clarification on why he had not been moved before.

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Andrea Blanco23 November 2022 09:00

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Idaho investigators search for surveillance video

Authorities investigating the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students have requested exterior surveillance video.

The Moscow Police Department on Saturday evening asked businesses and residences in certain areas of the city for any footage recorded between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on November 13.

Police said they received more than 600 tips after the killings rocked the Idaho Panhandle community of 25,000.

Over 90 people were interviewed. No arrests were made on Tuesday evening and authorities have yet to identify any suspects.

A press conference is scheduled for Wednesday.

Andrea BlancoNovember 23, 2022 08:00

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Idaho victims ‘often had parties with lots of people coming in and out of the house’, neighbors say

Moscow resident Heather Tetwiler told Fox News that the students killed — Xana Kernodle, 20, Ethan Chapin, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Moge, 21 — would be holding typical college rallies, but the residence was “not necessarily a holiday lodge.”

“They had like small gatherings, maybe a dozen people and it never really got crazy other than the usual college stuff, but they were pretty respectful,” Ms Tetwiler said.

Moscow police reiterated that there were no signs of forced entry into the six-bedroom house.

Investigators continue to piece together what happened in the early morning hours of November 13 and the circumstances surrounding the brutal stabbing fatalities.

The IndependentAndrea Blanco has more:

Andrea BlancoNovember 23, 2022 07:00

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‘Private party’ that brought Kaylee and Maddie home ruled out, new 911 call details revealed

Moscow police announced on Saturday that an anonymous “private party” had brought Gonçalves and Mogen home.

“At this time, detectives are investigating the private driver who drove Kaylee and Madison home on Nov. 13 and do not believe he was involved in this crime,” the department wrote on its Facebook page on Sunday.

The briefing also contained new details about the role of the victims’ two surviving roommates, who were likely at home at the time of the murder.

The survivors returned home around 1 a.m., police said.

They are not suspects in investigations and are “not necessarily” considered suspects, police said.

However, once the housemates returned home, they fell asleep and did not wake up until “later on November 13”, Moscow police said, helping to explain why police were only called at noon later in the day.

The murders took place between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.

The 911 call was “placed from inside the residence on one of the roommates’ cell phones,” police added.

They had “summoned friends to the residence” because they believed one of the victims had passed out.

Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, y Kaylee Goncalves, 21

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Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21

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Andrea BlancoNovember 23, 2022 06:00

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Killer was ‘sloppy’ and left damning evidence, parents say

Steve and Kristi Goncalves, whose daughter Kaylee was among four people killed at an off-campus house, said they heard police say the crime scene was sprawling and chaotic.

Last week’s investigation is moving slowly as the killer left behind a “mess” of evidence, according to Mr Goncalves.

“They’re telling us there’s so much evidence that it’s going to take a long time to process it all,” Goncalves told Fox News. “It wasn’t like a one-off crime. This person was sloppy.

The bodies of the victims were found at noon on November 13, after two surviving housemates called 911.

Autopsies performed last week determined that Kaylee, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin had all been stabbed to death with a “large knife”.

The IndependentJosh Marcus tells the story:

Andrea BlancoNovember 23, 2022 05:00

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