University of Idaho student murders: Kaylee Goncalves’ father reveals why crime scene led him to think she might be ‘target’

Father of Idaho murder victim says ‘means of death’ don’t match

The grieving father of one of four University of Idaho students stabbed to death in their bed has spoken out to reveal why he believes his daughter may have been the target of the brutal attack.

Kaylee Goncalves’ father Steve Goncalves says the killer ‘chose’ to go up to the third floor where his daughter and her best friend Madison Mogen were sleeping – a route that took the attacker away from the entry point of the house .

“I’m using the logic that he chose to go up there when he didn’t have to,” he told Lawrence Jones Cross Country, adding that Mogen’s death means and Goncalves “do not match”.

It has now been three weeks since Goncalves, Mogen, their roommate Xana Kernodle and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin were murdered at an off-campus house in the college town of Moscow, Idaho on November 13. No arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified.

At a memorial service this weekend, the two surviving housemates who slept through the attack paid tribute to their murdered friends in a moving statement.


Victim’s boyfriend speaks publicly for first time since murder

The boyfriend of murdered University of Idaho student Madison Mogen has spoken publicly about his partner’s death, weeks after four victims were fatally stabbed at an off-campus home in Moscow.

Jake Schriger, who knew the four students, spoke at a vigil held in Post Falls on Friday. “None of these people deserved this,” he said during the service.

Mr Schriger added: ‘She was the first person I spoke to every morning and the last person I spoke to before bed.’

“He was the person I loved the most.”

Alisha Rahman SarkarDecember 6, 2022 07:30


A timeline of the last hours of the victims

Although more details have become available in the two weeks since the killings, key elements of what happened in the early morning hours of November 13 remain missing.

Police have revealed the final stages of the victims, but the timeline becomes hazy as the second part of the night of the murders progresses.

The couple walked down Main Street to a red brick building that once housed the now defunct Garden Lounge. a favorite food truck, Grub Wandering Kitchen – affectionately called Grub Truck by its many local fans – often parks outside on Main Street.

Goncalves and Mogen ordered, laughed and chatted with friends as they received their pasta carbonara; according to police, they were driven home from a “private party” and returned to King Road at around 1.56am.

Kernodle and Chapin returned to King Road around 1.45am. The young couple had gone to a party across the road at Sigma Chi.

The other two King Road housemates – who have yet to be named by authorities – were home first, around 1 a.m., and fell asleep, police said.

Both Mogen and Goncalves made multiple calls to the same number about an hour after returning home.

Goncalves’ sister said the unanswered calls went to her ex-boyfriend, who dated her sister for years before amicably parting ways, still sharing a dog named Murphy. He was ruled out as a suspect.

Authorities believe one or more killers fatally stabbed Chapin, Kernodle, Goncalves and Mogen between 3 and 4 a.m.

Their bodies were not found until nearly nine hours later, around noon on November 13.

(AP/Datawrapper/Moscow City Police Department)

Andrea BlancoDecember 6, 2022 07:00


Former Idaho lieutenant governor defends police

Former Lieutenant Governor Dave Leroy has defended law enforcement after parents of four University of Idaho students killed in Moscow criticized police for “suppressing” information.

Mr. Leroy praised the authorities for not having committed the “cardinal sin” of making public information that could compromise the investigation.

“I understand today’s comments were extremely modest, but the police did not commit the cardinal sin here,” he told Fox News.

“They did not say or do anything that would compromise the ongoing investigation. I think it’s important to pull yourself together and understand how complicated this situation is.

Three weeks after the fatal stabbings of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, police have yet to identify a suspect.

Alisha Rahman SarkarDecember 6, 2022 06:30


Investigators are looking for surveillance footage of ‘two areas of interest’

Businesses and homes across geographies are urged to share all surveillance video taken outdoors between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on November 13, whether there appears to be movement and content or not.

Areas include: West Taylor Ave (north limit), West Palouse River Dr (south limit), Hwy 95 South to block 2700 of Hwy 95 S (east limit) and Arboretum & Botanical Garden (west limit) .

“Investigators have determined the two areas of interest in the city and have provided maps which are on our Facebook page and on our website,” Capt. Lanier said Sunday.

“And these are areas they have approached for additional surveillance footage and guidance and contacted several residents of the areas.”

Police have not disclosed why they are focusing on these particular areas of the city.

The highway and arboretum are around the route Kernodle and Chapin likely took to get from Sigma Chi to the off-campus house.

Andrea BlancoDecember 6, 2022 06:00


Victim’s father says he’s not sure about police investigation

Steve Goncalves, the father of murdered University of Idaho student Kaylee Goncalves, said he had lost faith in the police investigation into the deaths of four students.

“I don’t feel confident,” Goncalves told Fox & Friends on Sunday when asked about the investigation.

“And that’s why I push the boundaries and say a little more. I hate to be that guy, but, you know…everyone has a job and a role to play and that’s my role as a parent.

Alisha Rahman SarkarDecember 6, 2022 05:30


Victims were not bound and gagged, police say

Moscow police previously debunked a false rumor circulating online that all four victims were bound and gagged in the brutal attack.

“Online reports of victims being bound and gagged are not accurate,” the department said in a news release.

Autopsies revealed that all four victims had suffered multiple stab wounds and some of them had defensive wounds.

The Latah County coroner said they were found in bed and were likely sleeping when the attack unfolded. There were no signs of sexual assault.

Andrea BlancoDecember 6, 2022 05:00


Moscow police rule out link between ‘stalker’ incident and murders

Idaho police have made new disclosures over reports that Kaylee Goncalves, one of four University of Idaho students killed last month, had a stalker.

The department, in a statement on Facebook, said it was aware of an “isolated” incident involving Goncalves and two men in October.

The men, who allegedly followed Goncalves to a business and as she walked back to her car, are not believed to be involved in the murder, Moscow police said.

“In mid-October two men were spotted at a local business; they separated and a man appeared to follow Kaylee inside the business and as she exited to walk to her car. The man turned away and it does not appear that he made contact with her,” the post read.

Alisha Rahman SarkarDecember 6, 2022 04:30


No evidence about dog found inside home by investigators

Moscow police also revealed on Monday that the dog found inside the house by investigators was in a room where the crimes had not been committed and that no evidence had been found on the animal. .

“While the dog was in the home when officers arrived, it has not been determined where the dog was physically located when the murders took place,” the department said.

After three weeks of investigation, no suspect has been identified and no murder weapon has been found. Authorities have remained largely silent on any breakthrough.

Andrea BlancoDecember 6, 2022 04:00


Guns, deadbolts and mass student exodus: Terror grips Idaho college town after quadruple murder

A local lock shop cannot meet the demand for deadbolts.

“If you imagine there are two of us working, then we go out and make calls, and there are 50 phone calls in a day… we don’t make them all,” locksmith Casper Combs, 28, toldThe Independentnoting that it takes about an hour to install each deadbolt.

Most of the calls come from frightened homeowners and parents of students on UI, which is less than a mile away – “usually moms worried about their kids.”

“The small town of Moscow doesn’t have a lot of drama, thank goodness,” says Mr Combs. “We’re lucky to live in a city where this kind of stuff is kinda weird…everyone is just freaking out, and that’s all they talk about.”

The Independentof Sheila Flynn has the story:

Guns, deadbolts and mass student exodus: Terror grips Idaho town after murders

Parents are ordering deadbolts, teenagers are asking for guns, and the streets are empty in Moscow. There’s a killer – or killers – on the loose, more than two weeks after four college students were murdered in their beds. Locals tell Sheila Flynn how the fear is getting worse over time with no arrests and little information from the police

Andrea BlancoDecember 6, 2022 03:00


Idaho victim’s father says his daughter may have been primary target and ‘means of death’ don’t all match

Steven Goncalves, father of Kaylee, 21, said the suspect went upstairs where his daughter and her best friend Mogen, 21, were sleeping on the same bed on the top floor, away from the entrance of the killer. indicate.

Mr. Goncalves said the entry point was the middle floor. “So for me, he doesn’t need to come up. Its entry and exit are available without having to hop on or off,” he told Fox & Friends on Sunday.

“Looks like he probably didn’t come down. We don’t know for sure, but he obviously went upstairs. So I’m using the logic that he chose to go up there when he didn’t have to.

The Independent see you:

Andrea BlancoDecember 6, 2022 02:00

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