Father of Idaho murder victim says ‘means of death’ don’t match
Police have recovered surveillance footage from an owner showing a passing white car at the time of the murders of four University of Idaho students.
Kane Francetich, who lives just 500 yards from the scene of the murder in Moscow, Idaho, said detectives contacted him on November 14, a day after four college students were brutally murdered in their beds.
Surveillance footage placed above his six-unit apartment building on Linda Lane showed a white car speeding west on Taylor Road between 2:14 a.m. and 3:15 a.m. Sunday.
Nearly five weeks after college students Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were killed, authorities have not named a suspect or motive, found the murder weapon or produced a criminal profile of the potential killer .
Goncalves’ mother revealed yesterday that she fears the brutal crime will remain unsolved. She said her family have been “left in the dark” as her daughter’s killer remains at large.
Moscow police said they were sorting through 22,000 registered 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantras. It comes as other surveillance footage reportedly showed a white car speeding past a Moscow gas station near the scene the night the students were killed.
Idaho police capture footage of a car speeding past a gas station in Moscow
Footage captured what appears to be a white sedan driving along Highway 8 at 3:45 a.m. on November 13.
Investigators previously revealed that University of Idaho students Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were stabbed to death in their bed around 3am or 4am.
The gas station is just a four-minute drive from the King Road student rental house where the murders took place.
The Independent‘s Rachel Sharp has the story:
Andrea BlancoDecember 16, 2022 06:00
Xana Kernodle’s family announces memorial endowment scholarship in her honor
The family of a quadruple murder victim in Idaho has announced a scholarship in his honor.
The family is setting up the Xana Kernodle Scholarship Endowment, his cousin Sheldon Kernodle told Fox News.
“We have started a memorial endowment in Xana’s name to honor her memory and keep her legacy alive,” Mr. Kernodle said.
“The Xana Kernodle Scholarship Endowment is an ongoing endowment, created in partnership with the University of Idaho Foundation, that will support and fund scholarships year after year for students at the University of Idaho.
“In order to raise awareness and raise as much money as possible in Xana’s name, the Kernodle family will match dollar-for-dollar donations up to $10,000,” he added.
“We are asking anyone willing and able to donate the amount they are comfortable with. Know that no donation is too small.
Shweta SharmaDecember 16, 2022 05:44
White car linked to murders spotted in video provided by owner
Surveillance footage from a property near where the murders of four University of Idaho students took place was obtained by police and showed a white car driving at the time of the incident, according to the owner.
Kane Francetich, who lives just 500 yards from the scene of the murder in Moscow, Idaho, said detectives contacted him on November 14, a day after the four students were brutally murdered in their beds.
Since last week, police have been asking for the public’s help in locating the occupant(s) of a white Hyundai Elantra in connection with the case.
Shweta SharmaDecember 16, 2022 05:37
Could clues to the Idaho murders be found in the victims’ ordinary parties?
It could have been anyone, in any American college town, on any Saturday night.
This is how typical the behavior of the murdered students was in Moscow, Idaho, just hours before they were brutally stabbed to death.
Reporting from Moscow, Idaho, The Independentit is Sheila Flynn describes the last hours of the four young students:
Andrea BlancoDecember 16, 2022 05:00
These 12 questions could hold the key to solving the Idaho murders
With each information revealed or theory debunked, dozens of other questions emerge.
The Independentit is Sheila Flynn Rachel Sharp and Andrea Blanco report on the murders that shook the small town of Moscow.
Andrea BlancoDecember 16, 2022 04:30
Grieving father says he was told his daughter’s stab wounds were ‘open gouges’
Four weeks after the Nov. 13 murders of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, Goncalves’ father, Steve Goncalves, has revealed graphic details about the nature of the victims’ injuries.
Mr. Goncalves recounted a conversation in which he asked Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt how many times the students had been stabbed.
“She says, ‘Sir, I don’t think stabbing is the right word, it was like tears, like it was a powerful weapon, not like a stab,'” he told Fox News Digital.
“She said they were big open gouges. She said it was quick. It wasn’t something where you were going to be able to call 911. They weren’t going to bleed slowly.
Andrea BlancoDecember 16, 2022 04:00
Body camera footage of a nearby crime scene unrelated to the crime
During the fourth week of the investigation, authorities sought to dispel rumors of body camera footage of a separate incident that occurred the night of the killings.
Video circulating on social media showed a Moscow police officer speaking to people less than a mile from the off-campus house where Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were stabbed.
The interaction, which police say stemmed from an alcohol-related offense, happened just before 3 a.m., putting it right up against the 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. window in which the students were reportedly killed.
The video sparked a lot of speculation online, especially in Reddit’s prolific communities, due to both the timestamp and the fact that a white vehicle was seen in the background. On Wednesday, investigators said they were seeking details of the owner of a white Hyundai Elantra seen near the crime scene “in the early hours of the morning” on the day of the murders.
But Moscow police have since shut down speculation surrounding the video, saying The Independent Thursday that the incident in the body camera footage is in no way related to the murders and that the white car in the background is not the same one they are looking for information on.
“Investigators are aware of the white vehicle in the body camera footage and it is not the vehicle that investigators are looking for information on,” a spokesperson said.
Bodycam footage from night of Idaho murders not linked to crime
Andrea BlancoDecember 16, 2022 03:30
Idaho police respond to ‘hooded man’ rumors
The man nicknamed “hoodie guy” in online detective communities – who police say was not believed to be linked to the November 13 murders – became the target of renewed speculation this week after the father of the student Kaylee Goncalves mentioned rumors around him in an interview with The New York Post In Monday.
A Twitch livestream from the Grub truck in Moscow, Idaho, captured the man standing near Goncalves and Madison Mogen on the night of Nov. 12, hours before the women were stabbed to death along with roommate Xana Kernodle and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin during an off-campus house.
While the man was cleared by Moscow police shortly after the video emerged, Goncalves’ father Steve Goncalves suggested police may have ruled him out too quickly during their interview with the Jobclaiming he had heard the man had since left the country and refused a DNA test.
Last week, Idaho State Police spokesman Aaron Snell said The Independent that investigators are “aware of the rumours”, but have neither confirmed nor denied them.
“The individual in question continues to cooperate with the investigation,” Snell added.
Andrea BlancoDecember 16, 2022 03:00
Terror grips Idaho’s college town after quadruple murder
Parents are ordering deadbolts, teenagers are asking for guns, and the streets are empty in Moscow.
There’s a killer – or killers – on the loose, more than three weeks after four college students were murdered in their beds.
The locals say The Independentit is Sheila Flynn how the fear deepens over time with no arrests and little information from the police.
Guns, deadbolts and mass student exodus: Terror grips Idaho town after murders
Parents are ordering deadbolts, teenagers are asking for guns, and the streets are empty in Moscow. There’s a killer – or killers – on the loose, more than three weeks after four college students were murdered in their beds. Locals tell Sheila Flynn how the fear is getting worse over time with no arrests and little information from the police
Andrea BlancoDecember 16, 2022 02:30
The Last Hours of Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle
There’s still a huge gap in the timeline of Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin’s last known moves.
Police said the young couple were at a fraternity party at Sigma Chi from 8 to 9 p.m. on the night of November 12.
They arrived at the King Road home around 1.45am on November 13 and were stabbed to death around 3 or 4am.
Four weeks after the murders, their fate in the roughly five hours between the party and the student’s return home still remains unclear.
Kernodle’s mother, Cara Northington, said she thought her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend were at a bar at the time.
However, she confirmed that she didn’t know for sure.
Last week, Moscow police said they were “still investigating what happened between about 9 p.m. on November 12 and 1:45 a.m. on November 13, when Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were at the Sigma house. Chi on the University of Idaho campus at 735 Promenade Nez Percé”.
Investigators are urging anyone with information about “any interactions, contacts, direction and mode of travel, or anything out of the ordinary” to come forward to help “add context to what happened.”
Andrea BlancoDecember 16, 2022 02:00