Idaho police expand crime scene at site of student murders


Law enforcement cordoned off a large area behind a home in Moscow, Idaho, on Monday where four college students were stabbed to death eight days ago.

The four University of Idaho students – Kaylee Goncalvez, Madison Mogen, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle – were found murdered on the second and third floors of this house a few blocks from campus on Sunday, November 13.

The entrance to the back of the house is on the second level and opens into a parking lot and a wooded area, which was blocked off by a police tape on Monday.

Police have blocked off a large area with duct tape behind the house where four college students were murdered eight days ago in Moscow, Idaho.
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Ted Williams, a former homicide detective and Fox News contributor, noted that police were scouring the area they had just secured.

“Whether [the killer] wanted to get rid of the weapon, the knife that was used to kill these four young people, they could have thrown that knife anywhere here,” Williams told Martha MacCallum.

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Mogen, Kernodle, and Goncalves lived in the six-bedroom house with two other students near fraternity row. Chapin, who was dating Kernodle, was spending the night.

A split photo showing the crime scene and the victims, including University of Idaho student Ethan Chapin, 20;  Xana Kernodle, 20;  Madison Mogen, 21;  and Kaylee Gonçalves, 21.

A split photo showing the crime scene and the victims, including University of Idaho student Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; and Kaylee Gonçalves, 21.
(Derek Shook for Fox News Digital/ Instagram/ @xanakernodle/ @kayleegoncalves))

The four victims returned home around 1:45 a.m. Investigators believe they were stabbed to death with a “bladed weapon like a knife” between 3 and 4 a.m.

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Officials said they had no murder weapon or suspect in custody, warning the town of about 25,000 residents to remain “vigilant”.

Police at the front of the house in Moscow, Idaho, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, where four University of Idaho students were killed over the weekend in an apparent quadruple homicide.

Police at the front of the house in Moscow, Idaho, Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, where four University of Idaho students were killed over the weekend in an apparent quadruple homicide.
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A quadruple murder is under investigation in Idaho.

A quadruple murder is under investigation in Idaho.
(Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)

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Several hours later, someone called 911 from one of the two surviving roommates’ phones at 11:58 a.m. to report an “unconscious person.” The bodies of the victims were discovered and an alert was sent to university students.

“We cannot say that there is no threat to the community, and as we have said, please remain vigilant, report suspicious activity and be aware of your surroundings at all times,” said the Moscow police chief, James Fry.




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