Police examine if any of the four slain students in Idaho had a stalker

Police examine if any of the four slain students in Idaho had a stalker

Police in Idaho are investigating if one of the college students brutally slain more than a week ago had a stalker.

Roommates Kaylee Goncalves, 21, (second left), Madison Mogen, 21, (on Kaylee's shoulders), Ethan Chapin, 20, (second right) and Xana Kernodle, 20, (next to Ethan) were stabbed to death on Sunday November 13 between 3am and 4am
Tuesday evening, when providing an update on the investigation, the Moscow Police Department stated that they had received “thousands of pieces of evidence” indicating that one of the victims, Kaylee Goncalves, had a stalker.

The Moscow Police Department stated in a press release on Tuesday that investigators were unable to confirm any of these reports.

A criminal profiler has also joined in on the inquiry into the triple murder, speculating that the perpetrator was’sloppy’ and possibly a young male. The former FBI agent stated that he suspected the murderer knew or was stalking one or more of the residents.

A Moscow Police crime scene forensic is seen preparing to enter the residence where the four college students were murdered, on Tuesday, November 22, 2022
On Sunday, November 13, between 3am and 4am, roommates Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, (on Kaylee’s shoulders), Ethan Chapin, 20, and Xana Kernodle, 20, were fatally stabbed.

On Tuesday, November 22, 2022, a Moscow Police crime scene investigator is seen prepared to enter the apartment where four college students were slain.

Ethan Chapin and Xana KernodleMadison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves
Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kylee Goncalves, 21, were brutally murdered in an off-campus university house on November 13 in the early hours of the morning.

The night before, on Saturday, November 12 in Moscow, Idaho, Miss Mogen and Miss Goncalves had been at a neighborhood pub. Mr. Chapin and Miss Kernodle had attended a party at the University of Idaho’s Sigma Chi fraternity home.

Both parties returned to their respective residences in the wee hours of the morning. Mr. Chapin was not a permanent resident of the household, but he looked to be spending the night there.

Later, the bodies of four college students were discovered on the second and third floors of the residence.

Sunday saw the deaths of Xana Kernodle, her boyfriend Ethan Chapin (left), and their friends Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves (right)

Jim Clemente, an ex-FBI agent, said he believed the murderer either knew one or more of the residents, or was stalking them
Jim Clemente, a former FBI agent, believes the murderer knew or was stalking one or more of the residents.

Jim Clemente, a former FBI profiler and behavioral analysis specialist, stated to Fox News Digital, “This is definitely more of a compulsive kind of individual, which would place him in the same age category as the victims or just above them.”

The former FBI supervisory special agent described the murderer as “sloppy” and “not extremely skilled, either criminally or forensically.”

He murdered four individuals in this manner. He didn’t simply freeze and flee after the first one.

Mr. Clemente further stated that he felt the killer’s “desire to commit such a blatant murder” indicated that he had a relationship with at least one of the victims.

Tributes lay at the entrance to the University of Idaho where the four victims studied
The murderer entered the house in the middle of the night while there were six individuals there. This, according to Mr. Clemente, made it a “high-risk crime,” unless he knew one or more of the occupants. Mr. Clemente stated that it seemed unlikely that this place was chosen at random.

Former FBI profiler told Fox News Digital: ‘That may be because he has a connection with one or more of them, or he could be stalking one or more of them.’

Additionally, he stated that the killer knew the victims’ routines because he entered the inhabited home at night.

After a week with no arrests, law enforcement officials probing the fatalities pleaded for patience on Sunday.

Monday, police said they will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon to update the public on the investigation.

The Moscow Police Department conducted a news conference to provide an update on their investigation into the murders of four Idaho University students. Chief of Police James Fry is photographed at the Sunday, November 20 briefing.

At the entrance to the University of Idaho, where the four victims studied, there are memorials.

Mr. Clemente stated that he thought these homicides were not random since the killer risks visiting a home where a homeowner may be armed or where numerous occupants may confront him.

The crime expert stated that the murderer must have been familiar with their daily routine, including when they all went to bed and awoke.

It is assumed that all of the victims were sleeping at the time of the incident. According to the coroner’s findings, some of the victims had defensive wounds.

Tuesday, police stated that there has been significant discussion over how to define the weapon used and that a fixed-blade knife is suspected to have been used in the attacks.

Monday, police said that they will conduct a news conference Wednesday afternoon to update the public on the investigation.

According to authorities, each victim was stabbed numerous times, and some suffered defensive wounds.

After a week without any arrests, law enforcement officials probing the fatalities pleaded for patience on Sunday.

The police have stated that evidence suggests the kids were the intended target, but they have continually declined to provide further information.

Anyone with information that might aid investigators in their pursuit of the stalker is urged to contact the Moscow police.

 

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