It’s been almost a month since the police in the city of Moscow, Idaho, USA found the bodies of four students. They were stabbed while lying in their beds. To this day, the culprit has not been found, nor even a suspect identified. However, investigators have found a new lead.
On November 13, in the city of Moscow, Idaho, police found the bodies of four students – 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves, 21-year-old Madison Mogen, 20-year-old Xana Kernodle and her 20-year-old boyfriend Ethan Chapin. The coroner said all four were found in their beds. All had multiple stab wounds. They were probably stabbed while sleeping.
Almost a month after the crime, the police still have not identified the perpetrator or found the murder weapon. The FBI and state police are involved in the investigation.
Investigators have received more than 6,000 calls regarding the case, Idaho State Police spokesman Aaron Snell said. He assured that the police were making progress, but could not reveal details about the investigation.
A new police lead
On the basis of one of the received signals, the investigators came up with a new lead. They are looking for a person or persons who were in a white Hyundai Elantra car that was seen in the morning of November 13 “in the very vicinity” of the house where the bodies of the students were found.
“Investigators believe that this person or persons may have crucial information regarding this case,” the police said in a statement. The registration number of this vehicle is unknown.
The last hours of students’ lives
In the course of the investigation, the police determined what the last hours of the murdered four students probably looked like. All four victims went out Saturday night – a couple to a party and the other two women to a bar in town – but returned home before 2 a.m. and went to bed.
Surveillance video from a takeaway truck on Moscow’s main street shows Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves taking pictures with their phones and chatting with friends before hailing a taxi. Detectives checked the driver of the car that took the students home. There is no indication that he was involved in this crime.
It is known that one of the two surviving roommates called the police to the scene. The police ruled out their involvement in the crime.
Moscow is a university city with about 25,000 inhabitants. It is located in Idaho in the northwest USAnear the Washington state border.