LISTEN: Brutal University of Idaho Murders leave more questions than answers 1 week into investigation
It’s been over a week since authorities discovered the victims of the grisly University of Idaho murders. The victims of the quadruple homicide – Ethan Chapin, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Madison Mogen, 21 – were killed as they slept in an off-campus house on King Road, located near the university’s sorority and fraternity houses. The motive and the identity of who did the appalling crime remain unknown.
Tune in to the 30 minute mark to listen to Investigative Reporter Drew Smith’s analysis of the Idaho Murders, including facts not discussed by mainstream media:
In the hours before their murder, Mogen and Goncalves were at a downtown Moscow bar called the Corner Club between 10 pm and 1:30 am, then visited a late-night food truck. Video of the two close friends, who attended high school together and both worked at a local Greek restaurant, shows them ordering pasta with no signs of apparent distress. Then, at approximately 1:40 am, the pair received a ride home from a “private party,” a person detectives have investigated and currently do not suspect had anything to do with the pair’s homicide.
During the same timeframe, Chapin and Kernodle were at a party at Sigma Chi, a fraternity house on the University of Idaho campus, until approximately 1.45 am, when they returned to the King Road house. Kernodle, Mogen, and Goncalves were roommates. Chapin did not live in the home but appeared to be staying for the night.
All victims were members of a of the University of Idaho sorority or fraternity. Their bodies were found on the second and third floors of the house.
Authorities estimated the time of the murders was between 3 and 4 am. Two additional unidentified roommates were asleep during the attack, according to Moscow police. They reportedly were out until 1 am and then slept until the next day’s midday hours.
Between 2:26 and 2:52 am, phone logs show seven unanswered phone calls from Ms. Goncalves’ phone to a friend, according to her older sister, Alivea Goncalves. Several calls to the same friend were also placed using Ms. Mogen’s phone, the police said.
Alivea Goncalves said the calls were to Jack DuCoeur, a fellow student who had been Kaylee Goncalves’s boyfriend for several years until recently when they decided to take an amicable break. She said Mr. DuCoeur missed the calls because he was sleeping. Her sister’s phone account did not show any other calls from that time period.
Mr. DuCoeur declined to discuss the calls. Alivea Goncalves said she and her family “stand behind Jack 100 percent and know he absolutely had nothing to do with this at all.”
She said that her sister frequently called people late at night — and often kept calling until they picked up — even if it was just to ask a mundane question like what she ought to have for a meal.
The 911 call came from the phone of one of the two surviving roommates who were home at the time of the killings, according to a statement from the Moscow Police Department.
Police said the surviving roommates called friends over to the house on Nov. 13 because they believed one of their roommates had passed out. Multiple people spoke with the dispatcher during the 911 call made at 11:58 am to report an unconscious person, according to police.
The 911 call came from one of their phones, saying someone was unresponsive.. the cops got there to an absolute blood bath.
THE WEIRDEST PART OF IT ALL.
Unless they were knocking on the doors and no one was answering? Doors locked? Weird.
Police announced that detectives were recently made aware of multiple phone calls from Mogen and Goncalves to a male. That man, who remains unidentified by police, has been ruled out as a potential suspect.
It’s unclear how the attacker got into the home or what kind of knife was used in the stabbings. Police searched dumpsters around King Road for evidence but uncovered nothing of value. No weapon has been found, nor has any clothing worn by the suspect thus far been located.
There are few clues when it comes to the Idaho Murders.
“I don’t think he’s particularly sophisticated, criminally sophisticated, or forensically sophisticated,” he added. “
Going into an occupied dwelling with six people in … different rooms in the middle of the night is an extremely high-risk crime, unless he knows one or more of the people,” the former New York City prosecutor said. “So, that is my first thought on it: this offender did not just randomly choose this location, that he targeted one or more of the people in there. Now, that could be because he has a relationship or a past relationship with one or more of them, or it could be that he’s been stalking one or more of them.”
Asked later about the suspicion that the killer knew his victims, Clemente explained that the offender entered a home in the middle of the night “when anybody living there could have had a gun, multiple people could confront and attack him when he got in.”
“Unless he knew them, unless he knew one or more of them,” he went on. “I think that reduces the risk if he did, or if he was stalking them, and he knew that on the weekends they all got wasted. And they went to bed early, or they went to bed in the early morning, and they didn’t get up till late afternoon because they were all wasted.”
Investigators have yet to identify a suspect. They have, however, preliminarily ruled out several people, including:
- A man seen with Ms. Goncalves and Ms. Mogen in the video footage at the food truck.
- The man who gave Ms. Goncalves and Ms. Mogen a ride home.
- The two surviving housemates, who were in the house during the attack.
- The friends who were called to the house by the surviving housemates the morning after the attacks.
- Mr. DuCoeur, the former boyfriend of one victim.
- The victims themselves (??????)
Stalker? Authorities said they are aware of reports that one of the slain University of Idaho students, 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves, had a stalker.
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Quote from Steve Baruti of The Misery Report, who spent a lot of time in the area.
“I was all up in Northern Idaho in 2021. Tons of people dressed like Amish and Mormon people from 1890”
Are we prepared to rule out paranormal activity?