Crime Idaho Police Press Conference Sparks Wild New Theory About College Murders
Idaho police ripped for handling of murders after 10 days with no suspect: 'I give it an F'
Ten days after four University of Idaho students were murdered, classmates say the 'party house' they lived in may have been contaminated with outside DNA.Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were stabbed to death in their sleep on Nov. 13 between 3 and 4 a.m. in a rental house near campus in Moscow, Idaho, according to police.
Police on Wednesday held a press conference on theduring the early hours of November 13, which has sparked new theories about the tragic case online.
Representatives from the Moscow police department, Idaho state police and civilian authorities gave an update on the deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin. All four were found stabbed to death at an off-campus student property in Moscow, Idaho.
Idaho murders: Detectives, FBI return to campus stabbing scene, collect evidence and meet with prosecutor
Police and FBI agents returned Friday to the Moscow home where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in their sleep earlier this month.Aaron Snell, the communications director for the Idaho State Police, told Fox News Digital downplayed the significance of the late meeting and said investigators had been routinely putting in long hours.
Police have yet to make any arrests or name a suspect, and are urging anyone with information about the case to come forward.
MoscowDepartment Chief James Frye was asked about the similarities between the case and a double stabbing in Salem, Oregon, which took place last year.
In that incident, Travis and Jamilyn Juetten were woken in their home during the early hours by a man who attacked them with a knife.
Travis was pronounced dead at the scene, but Jamilyn survived, despite receiving 19 stab wounds. Police haven't identified a suspect in the attack.
Chief Frye said: "We're looking at every avenue and we have other agencies reaching out to us with other cases, stuff that we are going to follow up on."
Idaho student murders: Former officers say police 'jumped the gun' with initial 'targeted' attack statement
Two former detectives with the LAPD and NYPD weigh in on information police have released regarding the murders of four University of Idaho students.The Moscow Police Department (MPD) described the attack as isolated and targeted in a Tuesday press release. Authorities have since revealed that the victims — Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21 — were stabbed to death, possibly while asleep, at about 3 a.m. or 4 a.m. on Nov. 13.
The chief added that investigators looking into the Idaho murders had received a tip relating to the Oregon case.
, where concerned citizens discussed details of the attack, user u/shfh9835 said the police's refusal to rule out links to the Oregon case was "notable."
They wrote: "I was surprised there wasn't an immediate dismissal of the possible connection to the Oregon stabbings in Marion County. I am used to watching press conferences where LEO [Law Enforcement Officers] often will just outright reject connections to other cases, especially in different states - they feel like a stretch, they aren't considered a serious consideration, etc.
"The fact that they seemed aware of and interested in that possible connection was noticeable to me."
At the press conference, Captain Roger Lanier from Moscow Police Department repeated an earlier claim that the killings were likely a targeted attack.
Police release map in desperate search for leads in University of Idaho murders
Police have released an aerial map showing the University of Idaho murder victims' final movements before they were slaughtered Sunday in their home near campus."Detectives working on the University of Idaho homicides are seeking additional tips and leads to further the investigation," reads a post, accompanied by a map, that went up on the City of Moscow Police Department's Facebook page Friday afternoon.
He said: "Very clearly, from the beginning, we said that we believe it was a targeted attack. I mean, to be honest, you're going to have to trust us on that at this point because we're not going to release why we think that."
All three of the female victims lived in the house, while the only male, Ethan Chapin, was staying over with his girlfriend. Two other female residents of the house slept through the attack and were unharmed.
On, user u/shfh9835 questioned whether the "targeted attack" could have been aimed at women, rather than any one person.
"While LEO didn't explain the 'targeted' issue, I believe there's probably physical evidence that points to this crime being targeted at women/the women's wounds, or placement of the body, etc., were different than Ethan's.
"I don't think 'targeted' necessarily means one person and I know a lot of speculation has been that it's Kaylee. 'Targeted' in my mind means that there was a particular identifying factor that was possible motivation for the crime—in my mind and based off of patterns of violent murders like this (Ted Bundy, Danny Rolling), I think targeted gender would be enough to warrant use of the term."
Update on University of Idaho murders: How the community is coping amid deadly stabbings
The University of Idaho is holding vigils Wednesday for four students who were stabbed near the campus on Nov. 13. Fear and uncertainty lingers.On Wednesday evening, students and faculty were expected to gather to remember Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21 and Xana Kernodle, 20, in a series of candlelight vigils including in the ASUI-Kibbie Activity Center in Moscow, in front of the University of Idaho Water Center in Boise and in a cafeteria on the College of Eastern Idaho campus.
The Moscow Police Department has been contacted for comment.
Police investigating the case are, which they believe was the murder weapon.
Detectives added that a skinned dog reported to the Latah County Sheriff's Office.
Idaho university murders: 911 call logs reveal chilling warning: 'You better watch out' .
Call logs in Moscow, Idaho, show a fearful community reporting several instances of suspicious men as the person who killed the four University of Idaho students remains at large. University students Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were murdered in their beds early on Nov. 13, and each was stabbed in both the chest and upper body with a large knife. Police found their bodies after a 911 call was placed from one of the women's roommates. IDAHO STUDENT MURDERS: EX-FBI INVESTIGATOR REVEALS CHILLING THEORY AS STUDENTS RETURN TO CLASSES Since Nov.