University of Idaho: The latest college murders update
Four University of Idaho students were found slaughtered in an off-campus house. All victims were stabbed to death and the coroner revealed that it looks like they were sleeping in bed while it happened.
It looks like not even our beds are safe spaces anymore, but what are the reasons behind a homicide like this? Here’s all you need to know about U of I’s latest homicide incident.
Early on November 13th, 2022, four students were fatally stabbed in Moscow, Idaho while sleeping. Police responded to a report of an unconscious person that they received around 11:58 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13. As reported in CBS News, “Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, and Xana Kernodle were roommates who lived in the home while the fourth victim, Ethan Chapin, did not live there but was dating Kernodle.”
“They went to high school together, then they started looking at colleges, they came here together. They eventually got into the same apartment together,” Steve Goncalves said about Xana & Ethan. “And in the end, they died together, in the same room, in the same bed.”
In reports, it’s revealed two of the victims, Chapin and Kernodle were seen at a frat party on campus before returning home in the early hours of Sunday morning. “Mogen and Goncalves were at a bar called The Corner Club in downtown Moscow that night. They left the bar, stopped at a food truck, and then also returned home at about 1:45 a.m.”, police said.
There was no evidence of sexual assault and investigators placed the murders sometime after 3am that same morning. “An investigator said in court documents unsealed Thursday, Jan. 5, that a woman who lived at the home awoke to the sound of crying that night to find a masked man in black clothing who walked past her and toward a sliding glass door.
“The unidentified housemate, who wasn’t harmed in the attack, told authorities she opened her second-floor door at around 4 a.m. after hearing the crying and then stood in “frozen shock” as the man, whom she didn’t recognize, walked past her, the police investigator said. She then went back into her room and locked the door,” CBS News reports.
Authorities believe Bryan Kohberger, a 28-year-old criminology Ph.D. student at Washington State University, located less than 10 miles away from the University of Idaho, could be the person behind these vicious murders. Kohberger’s phone was tracked heading to Moscow before the attack, but the phone was off from 2:47 a.m. to 4:48 a.m., which “is consistent with Kohberger attempting to conceal his location during the quadruple homicide,” the affidavit said.
As reported on ABC, “Kohberger, who was arrested for four counts of first-degree murder and burglary, agreed to be extradited to Idaho during his Jan. 3 court appearance in Monroe County, Pennsylvania. LaBar said in a statement his client “is eager to be exonerated of these charges and looks forward to resolving these matters as promptly as possible.””
Its clear evidence is mounting up and Bryan Kohberger is the prime suspect even though he is still continuing to deny all claims he was responsible for the deaths of the four students.