Idaho college murders: Victim Ethan Chapin’s family mourn ‘unimaginable’ loss after massacre at 1122 King Road Moscow

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The family and friends of one of the Idaho murder victims, Ethan Chapin, gathered in Mount Vernon, Washington on Monday to remember the slain student.

“We want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of Ethan’s life,” his family wrote in a program for the memorial.

“It is an incredible testimony to his character just how many lives he has touched in his short 20 years. The loss is unimaginable but our family will persevere.”

Chapin, along with Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen and Xana Kernodle, were stabbed to death inside a University of Idaho off-campus home in the early hours of 13 November.

More than one week on from the killings, investigators continue to be baffled by the case, with no arrests made and no suspects identified.

On Sunday, police admitted that they have no idea if the killer is still at large within the community or has fled the area, despite the overwhelming “mess” of evidence they left behind.

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The Idaho murder mystery that’s stumped police

Moscow, Idaho, woke up on Monday with law enforcement everywhere, seldom students in town and answers still to be found.

The bodies of Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, were discovered around noon on 13 November.

All four had been brutally stabbed and were found on the second and third floors of a house just two blocks from the University of Idaho campus.

A week on from the brutal murders, The Independent’s Sheila Flynn reports on the ground in Moscow:

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Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle attended fraternity party before murders

Chapin and Kernodle, who were dating at the time of their deaths, had attended a party together at the Sigma Chi house on the University of Idaho campus.

They returned to the scene of the murder, where Kernodle lived and Chapin would frequently visit, around 1.45am on 13 November.

According to police, the murders took place sometime between 3am and 4am that day.

Authorities were called to the scene around noon.

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Surviving roommates returned home before victims

Detectives said over the weekend that they believe the two surviving roommates had been out in the Moscow community, separately, but returned home by 1am on 13 November.

They woke up at noon and ‘summoned friends’ to the home because they believed one of the victims had passed out.

Police arrived at the scene after receiving a 911 call from one of the surviving roommates’ cellphones to find the four victims on the second and third floors.

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Police struggle with ‘mess’ of evidence left behind by ‘sloppy killer’

Steve and Kristi Goncalves, whose daughter Kaylee was among the four killed at an off-campus house in the early hours of 13 November, said they’ve heard from police that the crime scene is sprawling and chaotic.

“They’re telling us that there’s so much evidence that it’s going to take a lot of time to process it all,” Mr Goncalves told Fox News. “This wasn’t like a pinpoint crime. This person was sloppy.”

No arrests have been made in the case and police have yet to identify any suspects in the investigation.

The Independent’s Josh Marcus has the story:

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University of Idaho offers alternatives to in-person classes amid safey concerns

During a presser on Sunday, University President Scott Green said that instructors were preparing to accommodate students who had decided to travel home before the Thanksgiving break.

Last week, authorities asked the community to remain vigilant as the killer is still at large.

“We will be communicating decisions early this week so that families can discuss and plan their individual response over the Thanksgiving break,” Mr Green said.

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Idaho victim’s injuries ‘show she fought killer’ as officials say attack ‘was personal’

Autopsy findings, released on Thursday, revealed that Xana Kernodle, 20, Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were all stabbed multiple times with a large knife – sustaining injuries that caused them to bleed out inside their home.

Kernodle’s devastated father Jeffrey Kernodle said that his daughter’s injuries showed how she desperately tried to fight off the person who killed her, her boyfriend and two friends in the horror attack.

“Bruises, torn by the knife. She’s a tough kid,” he told CBS5.

The Independent’s Rachel Sharp has the story:

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Dozens of law enforcement officials arrive in Moscow

Officials said that dozens of additional law enforcement officers have arrived in Moscow to aid the probe in the killing of four University of Idaho students on 13 November.

The Moscow Police Department said four detectives, five support staff and 24 patrol officers are working on the case.

22 investigators from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are helping in Moscow, and 20 more agents assisting from outside the area.The Idaho State Police has supplied 20 investigators, 15 troopers for patrols and its mobile crime scene team.

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Idaho police seek surveillance video

Authorities investigating the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students as they slept in a house near campus are asking for outside surveillance video to help solve the week-old crime.

The Moscow Police Department late Saturday requested from businesses and residences in specific parts of the city any footage recorded between 3am and 6am on 13 November, the day of the killings.

Police said they have received about 600 tips after the killings shook the Idaho Panhandle community of 25,000 residents.

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Dog found at the residence handed over to animal services, police say

Moscow Police said on Monday that a dog located at the residence of the killigs on the night of the incident was unharmed and turned over to Animal Services and then released to a responsible party.

In a Facebook update, police said: “Detectives are aware of a Latah County Sheriff’s Office incident of the report of a skinned dog and have determined it is unrelated to this incident.”

Sravasti Dasgupta22 November 2022 07:00


Grieving parents of University of Idaho victim hit out at conspiracies

Ethan Chapin, 20, was among four students found stabbed to death at a rental home near the university’s campus over the weekend.

His grieving parents, Stacy and Jim Chapin, say they have been overwhelmed at the national attention it has brought and the online speculation about what happened.

“There is not drugs involved, there is not some weird love triangle. He had stayed the night at his girlfriend’s house, who was one of five girls who lived in the home.”

The Independent’s Graeme Massie has the story:

Andrea Blanco22 November 2022 06:40

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