It has been 5 weeks since four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in a shared house near the campus and police still have not identified a suspect.
The four deceased students were identified as 20-year-old Ethan Chapin of Conway, Washington; 21-year-old Madison Mogen of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; 20-year-old Xana Kernodle of Avondale, Arizona; and 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves of Rathdrum, Idaho.
The two surviving female roommates, who were on the 1st floor/basement floor and slept through the murders, were identified: Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke.
Thousands of tips have poured in since police said they are searching for a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra that was spotted near the home on the night of the quadruple murders.
stock photo of white Hyundai Elantra
The car’s license plate is not known.
Moscow Police released bodycam footage of officers responding to an incident unrelated to the Idaho quadruple murders but within ear shot of the off-campus home.
A high-pitched sound could be heard at 3:12 am on the night/early morning of the murders as police stop and question 3 male students suspected of underage drinking.
Some people think it might be car tires screeching.
Ian Harsh, a neighbor who lived in the apartment complex next to the four murdered students also told police he heard a scream on the night of the murders.
“[Ian] Harsh said he can’t be certain, but, as he dozed off early that morning, he thinks he heard a scream from the vicinity of his neighbors’ home, he told the Idaho Statesman. But it didn’t arouse much of his attention, he said, because he thought of it as more of a “party sound,” which wasn’t out of the ordinary for the time or setting.”
“I didn’t think anything of it. After what happened, I’ve definitely had second thoughts. Maybe it was not a party sound. I’m not sure what good it does for them now,” Ian Harsh said to the Idaho Statesman.
Other facts about this murder mystery:
- The 911 call came in nearly 9 hours after the murders from a cell phone of one of the surviving housemate’s, however police have not revealed who made the call.
- According to reports, Moscow police have received hundreds of tips from people claiming Kaylee Goncalves had a stalker, but the information has not been verified yet.
- It was also revealed that Kaylee Goncalves called her ex-boyfriend several times between 2:30 am and 3:00 am just before the murders.
- A dog was found alive and unharmed at the crime scene on the morning the four murdered students were discovered by a housemate inside the home.
- It is unclear if the dog was barking or not.
- A sixth roommate was listed on the lease at the Moscow home; police do not believe this person was involved in the quadruple murder.
- Police believe it was a “targeted” attack
- According to the autopsies there is no sign of sexual assault
- Kaylee Goncalves’ father, Steven Goncalves, told Fox News that his daughter’s injuries are different than two of the other victims.