No Suspect Found in Four Idaho Students’ Murder


Anissa Garcia, Reporter

Tragedy hit near the University of Idaho campus. Last Sunday, four students were found murdered at a house near the campus. The victims, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen, and Kaylee Goncalves were all students at the university. They were all friends – Kaylee and Madison have been best friends since 6th grade and Ethan is a triplet from Washington state. He is known for his love of sports and people say that he had a good sense of humor. Xana’s family called her a positive and good and kind-hearted person and personality.

The police have released not much information, but they believe the murderer could have been someone they knew. The murder occurred at the house and police found no evidence of someone breaking into the house. The four students were stabbed, but no weapon was found.

The 911 call came from a phone belonging to one of the two surviving roommates, police said Saturday.

The two were at the home during the attack and were not injured. Moscow police “do not believe” the two were involved in the crime, the department said Friday. The suspect is still on the loose. Police still have a lot of questions and want to warn the public to be aware of their soundings and to be careful.

Mabbutt said that when police found the body, she said it was ” gruesome”. Police said, “Autopsies are scheduled to be completed later this week and will hopefully provide more definitive information on the exact cause of the deaths.” In the meantime, the public will be awaiting the results.

The university announced a candlelight vigil will be held in remembrance of the four students killed on campus on November 30.