University of Idaho killings: Chilling new details emerge in quadruple homicide on college campus


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Officers investigate a homicide at an apartment complex south of the University of Idaho campus on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. Four people were found dead on King Road near the campus, according to a city of Moscow news release issued Sunday afternoon. (Zach Wilkinson/The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP) Zach Wilkinson/AP

University of Idaho killings: Chilling new details emerge in quadruple homicide on college campus

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Police in Moscow, Idaho, released details of the deaths of four University of Idaho students, with investigators saying they’ve “never seen anything like this.”

The Moscow Police Department responded to a call on Sunday evening at 11:58 p.m., with officers finding four dead students and ruling their deaths a homicide, according to police. Photos of the crime scene showed blood on the side of the house where the victims were found, according to Daily Mail.

“There was blood everywhere,” said one source close to the investigation. “We have investigators who have been on the job for 20, even 30, years, and they say they have never seen anything like this.”


The victims involved in the suspected homicide have been identified as Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21. No weapons have been located, though investigators believe an edged weapon, such as a knife, was used.

“All I can say is the deaths are ruled a homicide at this point — and homicide and murder are synonymous,” Moscow Police Captain Anthony Dahlinger told the Idaho Statesman.

A candlelight vigil in memory of the students will be held by the school during the week of Nov. 28, according to the school’s Dean of Students Blaine Eckles. The vigil was intended to be held on Wednesday, but it was pushed back due to many students leaving the school ahead of Thanksgiving, according to Fox News.

“My wife Gabriella and I are simply heartbroken,” read a statement from school President Scott Green. “Words cannot adequately describe the light these students brought to this world or ease the depth of suffering we feel at their passing under these tragic circumstances. No one feels that loss more than their families and friends. The university is working directly with those affected and is committed to supporting all students, families and employees as this event undeniably touches all of us.”


The Washington Examiner contacted the Moscow Police Department for comment.

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