Idaho police seek surveillance video after stabbing deaths
this incident has shaken our community has continued to shake our community. We continue to mourn for the victims. We will continue to vigorously pursue the investigation and pursue justice in this case. It is *** complex and terrible crime and it will take some time to resolve today. We want to clarify what we know and where we’re at in this investigation. Our primary goal is public safety and to get *** completion of this case and bring someone to justice. We continue to dedicate all the resources to this investigation. We’ve had 646 tips received and all we processed vetted, investigated and cleared. We’ve done over 90 interviews in this case so far and the Moscow Police Department is utilizing the assistance from the Idaho State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and later county Sheriff’s office. The personnel that has been assigned to this from the Moscow Police Department is four detectives, 24 officers and five support staff. Federal Bureau of investigators. We have 22 investigators in Moscow. 20 additional are assigned and located in the Treasure Valley, Salt Lake city Utah and West Virginia. We have two behavior analysis individuals from the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the Idaho State Police. We have 20 investigators, *** public information officer I. S. P. Forensic services and crime scene in *** crime scene team. We have 15 uniform troopers to assist our community to help provide the additional resources um for our patrols. detectives are looking to develop any context, um content that would help us in this event. Anyone who has observed any notable notable behavior or has any video surveillance or can provide relevant information About these murders. Please call our tip line at 208 8837180. Or you can email the tip line at and that is *** tip line at ci dot Moscow dot i d dot us at this time. I would like to introduce Captain Lanier to uh, give you some additional information. Good afternoon. My name is Roger linear. I’m *** captain over the operations division for the Moscow Police department. My last name is spelled L *** N I E R. I just want to first state that this tragic murder has shaken the community. It’s been very hard for members of the community and it’s been equally difficult for our officers and for the investigators, we will continue to put all of our resources towards investigating and bringing this to *** resolution. Here’s what we’ve determined so far. On the evening of November 12, Kaylee Gonsalves and Madison Wogan were at *** local bar and were later at *** food truck in downtown Moscow. They arrived home at approximately 1:45 a.m. On the morning of november 13th Ethan Chapin and Zanna Conatel were at the sigma chi house before also arriving home at approximately 1:45 a.m. Two surviving roommates were also out in the community and they returned home at approximately one a.m. And did not wake up until later that morning on the morning of november 13th at 11:58 a.m. ***. 911 call was placed to the Witcombe dispatch center reporting an unconscious person. The call originated from inside the residence and was made from the phone of one of the surviving roommates, Moscow. Police department officers responded and located four victims, two on the second floor and two on the third floor. The Lake County coroner’s conducted autopsies and detectives have been provided with the results of those autopsies. We know that the autopsies confirmed the identity of the four victims, determined the cause and manner of death as homicide by stabbing and determined that it was likely all four victims who were asleep during the attack. Some of the victims had defensive wounds and each victim was stabbed multiple times. There was no sign of sexual assault investigators have determined to areas of interest within the city and have provided maps which are on our facebook page and on our website. And these are areas that they have canvassed for additional surveillance video and tips and have contacted several residents. In the areas, the areas are generally south of Taylor Avenue to Police River Drive And west of Highway 95 detectives have also canvassed several other neighborhoods, looking for evidence, looking for additional surveillance video and contacting residents and speaking to them to see if they may have heard or seen something. I want to address several areas of speculation, conjecture and misinformation that has circulated on social media platforms and otherwise we do not believe the following individuals are involved in this crime. The two surviving roommates, *** male scene at the grub truck food vendor downtown, specifically wearing *** white hoodie, *** private party who provided uh rides home to Kayleigh and Madison in the early morning hours of November 13. Additionally, The identity of the 911 caller and the 911 call have not been released. So, any information out there is speculation about that. Investigators are aware that multiple phone calls from Madison and Kayleigh’s phone were made to *** male subject. Any online reports stating that the victims had been tied and gagged are not accurate. Detective sees the Contents of three dumpsters on King Road and searched those dumpsters in an effort to find additional evidence, but nothing of note was discovered early in the investigation. Local businesses were canvassed in an effort to see if any fixed blade type knives may have recently been purchased and currently there are no suspects in custody and we have not located *** weapon. I want to assure you that every investigator involved will continue to put all of their resources and all of our partner agencies resources into continuing this investigation. We do appreciate the community support. We understand how stressful it is and we will continue to work through this situation at this time. I would like to turn the mic over to Colonel Wills from the Idaho State Police. Thank you captain. My name is Kedrick Wills, K E D R I C K W I L L S. And I serve as the director of the Idaho State Police. And I appreciate your attendance this afternoon as we talk about this horrific, horrific crime. The murders of Ethan, Zana Madison and Kaylee are *** tragic loss to all of us. Nothing we can do will bring back these young lives, but we have an absolute commitment to working together to solve these senseless murders and the way that we know how, how to do that is partnerships and our partnership with the Moscow Police department with the Idaho State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the University of Idaho to bring these, these, this issue to *** conclusion and bring this to justice is absolute. We continue with the Idaho State Police resources here on the ground in Moscow and another throughout Idaho, whatever the needs are, that’s where we want, what we want to do. And the chief spoke about the re the Idaho State Police resources that are here and he spoke about patrol resources and we have those uniformed troopers here in Moscow and on the campus of the University of Idaho to help people to feel safe and to provide that, that sense that security to the people that are here both in the student body as well as in the community at large and we will continue to do that as long as it’s necessary throughout this time. In addition, that’s in addition to our our forensics team. That was that was here too. In addition to our investigative team and all the other state police resources, we know that people want answers we want answers to. As was already mentioned. This is really really difficult for those investigators, those dedicated professionals who are investigating this crime and *** lot of people have expressed their desire to help. And the best thing that most people can do to help is to stop with any kind of rumors and just seek official information that comes out of the Moscow police department. Anything that we have that we can share from *** law enforcement perspective, we will be sharing just as soon as we can because that’s how we can. We think that we can get this to conclusion. Please please um rely on official sources of information and please be patient. I understand that everybody wishes that this was solved already. But we we, these things take time. It takes time to work through. You heard the stats of all the tips and everything, the interviews and everything that’s been done. This takes time for our investigators to work through. So please be patient. We work through this investigation. We owe this to these to these young kids to these young adults. We owe it to them and we are absolutely dedicated to make sure that that happens. Thank you At this time, I’d like to introduce the University of Idaho. President, President scott Green, uh, scott Green, President University of Idaho. Um, last name is spelled G R E E N like the color first. We, we continue to extend our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims. As stated earlier, We want justice and appreciate the increased resources from the Idaho State police and FBI that had brought them, brought to bear on this crime. We fully appreciate and share the frustration of our students, employees, parents and community members who continue to push for answers. While we wait for answers in the investigation, we’ve ramped up our security safety practices and are listening to students and supporting them in any way possible. The University of Idaho’s primary focus now is on supporting our students and working to meet their varied needs. The police continue to inform us that they believe this was *** targeted attack, but we recognize this is not good enough for some of our students who will want to complete their semester remotely until the person who committed the crime is in custody. We’re also hearing that some students want to be back on campus and in Moscow because they gain comfort from the structure of classes and being with their friends and professors. All reactions and feelings are valid and we all process these tragedies differently. We’re asking instructors to plan for both sets of students. As we finish the semester. We will be communicating decisions earlier this week so that families can discuss and plan their individual response. Over the thanksgiving break, we learned *** lot during covid and we have many course delivery options our faculty can deploy to meet student needs. Student employee safety remain our priority. We have increased security patrols on campus since we were notified of this off campus incident, we have also benefited from increased Idaho state police presence on our campus, which we are grateful for. They have been very visible for they have been *** very visible force and they will continue this dedicated presence on our campus into the foreseeable future. Importantly, they have also assigned resources to the community since this crime occurred off campus. In addition to the campus wide precautions being taken, we offer the following secure safety and security feature features in our residence halls. We will continue our safe walk available 24 hours *** day, seven days *** week. All residents halls are locked 24 hours *** day and only accessible by students that live in the building. All guests must be accompanied by *** resident of the building. Each residential community has *** dedicated resident assistant staff and *** live in full time resident director to help ensure *** safe environment. Every evening, there are resident assistants that are on duty to perform safety and security rounds in in their area, including during fall break housing and residence life always has at least two full time staff members that are on call to provide support and emergency response 24 hours *** day, including over the fall break. And our our learning center information desk is living in learning center information desk is is open 24 hours *** day and will be open all of fall break for our students needs. While we certainly hope there’s *** swift closure with the arrest of whoever is responsible for this crime. We must also be prepared for all the possibilities, including *** lengthy investigation. We must balance safety concerns and the need to grieve along with the long term needs of our students and our employees. We’re making security our top priority. We are also planning for the very real possibility that some students aren’t comfortable returning to campus. We will do our best to meet the needs of all students. Our faculty is working hard over the break to consider alternative delivery methods. We will also continue making counseling services available available for all our students and employees as we process our grief. The care and concern for our vandal family is our primary role and we take that very seriously. We are *** vandal family. Nothing means more to us than family. And I’d also like to just think all those and for the great outpouring of support we received from the nation. It’s been incredible time and all those who stand in solidarity with us. Just know it means *** great deal to us. Thank you. I’m sorry. So we’re gonna open it up at this time to about 8 to 10 questions we asked that only one question is asked per person, please. Um, and I would also like to just see if there’s an Argonaut reporter here. Um I think it’s only fair to give our student reporter the first shot speak up if you’re in the room, if you’re from the yard, are you from the University of Idaho Argonaut? Is anybody from the University of Idaho Argonaut? Okay. Thank you. Yes. Good afternoon. I’m ted Williams, Fox News. Uh, you all have said that the these killings are targeted. Can you share with us why you believe they are targeted killings? And do you know who if any of the victims were the actual targets of the killings? Um as we stated earlier in the previous press release, our press conference, we believe they’re targeted. Um because we take the totality of all the circumstances that we’re looking at. Um do we know any one person that it was targeted? Um we’re not able to say at this point in time, um due to our investigation, but um we still believe that, but like I said, we take *** totality of everything that we’re looking at? Chief Glenn Mosley, Idaho public radio here in Moscow on the resources. Do you have the resources that you need. We do have the resources. It is an incredible outpouring of what we received from um the Idaho State police and from the Federal Bureau of Investigations and later county, anything we ask for is given. Um So at any time if we need additional, all I have to do is call the colonel and he will provide that has already guaranteed me that. Um And I know the FBI has said the same thing. Hi Emma up early from the spokesman review. Um I know you’ve said you’re not gonna release who the 911 caller was but um was the killer? The 911 caller? I will tell you know from the roommate’s phone but you didn’t see the roommate made the call. So did the roommate make the call on the actually we can just go to this one first. And so what I’ll say to that is um it was made from the roommates call or phone. Excuse me. Um And we’re not going to divulge who made that call um to be um it’s part of our investigation still. And when we get ready to release that, we will Hi Cristina Corbin with Fox News um the male subject whom that women called um has he been ruled out as *** suspect or person of interest, everything that we have taken from the from those calls. Um We have followed up on, we’ve cleared and we believe that there’s no connection there. Gadi Schwartz NBC News. Just following up on the 911 call. You said that you don’t believe that’s the killer. Uh, can you conclusively rule out the person that called 911 from inside the home as *** suspect in this case? Can you just ask that one more time please? The person that was inside the home that called 911? Uh, that was not one of the roommates. Can you conclusively ruled that person out as *** suspect at this point? I don’t think I said that it wasn’t one of the roommates. I said that it was used with the roommates phone. No, that’s correct. So will you clarify that for me remains films? Was there someone else at the home other than those two roommates, there was other friends that had arrived um, at the location? Honestly, I’m not quite sure at this time, to be quite honest. Do you guys have any idea if the killer is still within the community or are you looking outside the community for the killer? In terms of their physical location? We’re looking everywhere. That evidence would lead us. Um, I can’t say if the person is here, I can’t say what community the person’s in. We’re utilizing every resource. We can to make that location of that individual. Um, and part of that is the safety of our community is paramount and that’s why we brought in the resource that we brought in to keep our communities safe as we can. I cannot comment on that. I’m not even aware we’re looking everywhere. I’m gonna take two more questions. Do you still believe this was this? Was this attack was done by one perpetrator? And if so, how does one individual kill four people at night and not wake up the other two roommates. Our investigation will continue to look at all avenues of that investigation. Um, I cannot disclose um any of that information. I don’t even know that information at this point in time and that’s why we’re continuing to investigate. You don’t know how this happened without the other two remains hearing it, waking up one more question. Hi, uh, Angela palermo Idaho statesman. Um, in the press release yesterday you confirmed that the victims were found on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the home. Can you say which of the victims were found? Where? I’m not gonna go ahead and disclose that information. They were found on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Um, that’s as far as we’re gonna go with that part of the investigation too. Because all those key pieces, um, do come to play later. So we do thank you. We thank you for meeting with us. We thank you for um, helping get information out and I can assure you we will continue um, to work hard. We will continue to do everything we can to solve this. So thank you
Video above: Police provide an update on investigation Sunday eveningAuthorities investigating the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students as they slept in a house near campus are asking for outside surveillance video to help solve the week-old crime.The Moscow Police Department late Saturday requested from businesses and residences in specific parts of the city any footage recorded between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Nov. 13, the day of the killings.Police said they have received about 500 tips after the killings shook the Idaho Panhandle community of 25,000 residents. The leafy college town about 80 miles south of Spokane, Washington, last saw a homicide about five years ago.Also on Saturday, police said a private driver who gave two of the women a ride home was not involved in the crime.Police held a news conference on Sunday afternoon to provide an update on the investigation. During the news conference, police said there are no suspects in custody and they have not yet located a weapon. Police said they will continue to put all of their resources into the investigation. All four victims were members of fraternities and sororities: seniors Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho; junior Xana Kernodle, 20, of Post Falls, Idaho; and freshman Ethan Chapin, 20, of Mount Vernon, Washington. The women were roommates, and Chapin was dating Kernodle.Police said Chapin and Kernodle were at Sigma Chi house on the University of Idaho camps and returned home around 1:45 a.m. on Nov. 13. Police said Mogen and Goncalves were at a bar called The Corner Club in downtown Moscow, left the bar and stopped at a food truck, and then also returned home at about 1:45 a.m.Police on Saturday said Mogen and Goncalves made multiple calls to a male they didn’t identify, and that information is part of an ongoing investigation.Additionally, police said a person wearing a hooded sweatshirt and seen in a video at the food truck near Mogen and Goncalves shortly before they returned home is not involved in the crime.Video below: Investigators seen collecting evidence in Idaho parking lot Police said two other roommates who were in the house on the night of the killings had returned home at about 1 a.m. and slept through the attack, waking later that day. Police said one of their phones was used to call 911 from inside the residence at 11:58 a.m.Police have said those two roommates were not involved in the killings.Police said the victims were found on the second and third floors of the six-bedroom home.Police have said evidence leads them to believe the students were targeted, though they haven’t given details. Investigators say nothing appears to have been stolen from the victims or the home. Police have said there was no sign of forced entry, and first responders found a door open when they arrived. Police also said online reports of the victims being tied and gagged are not accurate.Police have seized the contents of three dumpsters to locate possible evidence, and detectives have asked local businesses if they recently sold a fixed-blade knife.The Moscow Police Department said four detectives, five support staff and 24 patrol officers are working on the case.The Federal Bureau of Investigation has 22 investigators helping in Moscow, and 20 more agents assisting from outside the area.The Idaho State Police has supplied 20 investigators, 15 troopers, and its mobile crime scene team.
Video above: Police provide an update on investigation Sunday evening
Authorities investigating the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students as they slept in a house near campus are asking for outside surveillance video to help solve the week-old crime.
The Moscow Police Department late Saturday requested from businesses and residences in specific parts of the city any footage recorded between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Nov. 13, the day of the killings.
Police said they have received about 500 tips after the killings shook the Idaho Panhandle community of 25,000 residents. The leafy college town about 80 miles south of Spokane, Washington, last saw a homicide about five years ago.
Also on Saturday, police said a private driver who gave two of the women a ride home was not involved in the crime.
Police held a news conference on Sunday afternoon to provide an update on the investigation. During the news conference, police said there are no suspects in custody and they have not yet located a weapon.
Police said they will continue to put all of their resources into the investigation.
All four victims were members of fraternities and sororities: seniors Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho; junior Xana Kernodle, 20, of Post Falls, Idaho; and freshman Ethan Chapin, 20, of Mount Vernon, Washington. The women were roommates, and Chapin was dating Kernodle.
Police said Chapin and Kernodle were at Sigma Chi house on the University of Idaho camps and returned home around 1:45 a.m. on Nov. 13. Police said Mogen and Goncalves were at a bar called The Corner Club in downtown Moscow, left the bar and stopped at a food truck, and then also returned home at about 1:45 a.m.
Police on Saturday said Mogen and Goncalves made multiple calls to a male they didn’t identify, and that information is part of an ongoing investigation.
Additionally, police said a person wearing a hooded sweatshirt and seen in a video at the food truck near Mogen and Goncalves shortly before they returned home is not involved in the crime.
Video below: Investigators seen collecting evidence in Idaho parking lot
Police said two other roommates who were in the house on the night of the killings had returned home at about 1 a.m. and slept through the attack, waking later that day. Police said one of their phones was used to call 911 from inside the residence at 11:58 a.m.
Police have said those two roommates were not involved in the killings.
Police said the victims were found on the second and third floors of the six-bedroom home.
Police have said evidence leads them to believe the students were targeted, though they haven’t given details. Investigators say nothing appears to have been stolen from the victims or the home. Police have said there was no sign of forced entry, and first responders found a door open when they arrived.
Police also said online reports of the victims being tied and gagged are not accurate.
Police have seized the contents of three dumpsters to locate possible evidence, and detectives have asked local businesses if they recently sold a fixed-blade knife.
The Moscow Police Department said four detectives, five support staff and 24 patrol officers are working on the case.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has 22 investigators helping in Moscow, and 20 more agents assisting from outside the area.
The Idaho State Police has supplied 20 investigators, 15 troopers, and its mobile crime scene team.
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