Idaho murders: Fox News’ Ted Williams pushes back against ‘peeping Tom’ theory: 'More personal'
Former D.C. detective and Fox News contributor Ted Williams pushes back against the possibility that a 'peeping Tom' may be the suspect in the Idaho murders of four students.Idaho police are investigating all possibilities of what drove the killer(s) to fatally stab the four young victims — Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen — as they have yet to announce any suspects.
The mom of Kaylee Goncalves, one of the four University of Idaho victims fatally stabbed last week, revealed that her daughter sent her photos just hours before her killing last Sunday morning.
"She sent me a couple pictures of her and Maddie and that was on Saturday afternoon around 3," Kristi Goncalves, Kaylee’s mom, said on Fox News’ "Lawrence Jones Cross Country" Saturday evening.
Kaylee and her University of Idaho roommates, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, were fatally stabbed while sleeping last Sunday morning between 3 and 4 a.m. in Moscow, Idaho, according to authorities.
Police release map in desperate search for leads in University of Idaho murders
Police have released an aerial map showing the University of Idaho murder victims' final movements before they were slaughtered Sunday in their home near campus."Detectives working on the University of Idaho homicides are seeking additional tips and leads to further the investigation," reads a post, accompanied by a map, that went up on the City of Moscow Police Department's Facebook page Friday afternoon.
Kaylee's mom said that she had spoken to her daughter on the phone that same day and the two were making birthday plans for the coming week.
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"Kaylee called me on Saturday, my birthday was earlier in the week," Kristi Goncalves added.
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"And said 'Mom, I'll be home on Tuesday, and I'm gonna take you out to breakfast, lunch and dinner, and it's all on me, all on me, and we'll celebrate your birthday.'"
The mom told Fox News’ Lawrence Jones that she was excited at the thought of celebrating her birthday with her daughter by going out to eat, recalling she told her daughter, "that sounds great Kaylee and, and I'll see you on Tuesday, honey."
Idaho murders: What we don't know about the brutal slayings of 4 university students
Four Idaho college students were brutally killed more than one week ago -- and police haven't identified any suspects or zeroed in on a motive in the baffling quadruple homicide.Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were stabbed to death Nov. 13 between 3 and 4 a.m. on the second and third floor of a rented house near campus and fraternity row.
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Local police are working with other law enforcement authorities, including the FBI, in investigating the brutal murders. Kaylee’s parents said during the Fox News interview that the investigation will take time due to the amount of evidence police have collected from the crime scene.
The killer "made a mess. And there's a mess there. And they're gonna have to go through that point by point and that's going to take a lot of time. That's why they reached out to other facilities to help them with that lab work," Kaylee’s dad, Steve Goncalves told Fox News’ Lawrence Jones.
'Unimaginable' loss: Memorial held for 1 of 4 Idaho victims
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — Friends and family gathered Monday to remember one of the four University of Idaho students stabbed to death in their home early Nov. 13, as police in the college town of Moscow have yet to identify a suspect in the slayings. The memorial service for Ethan Chapin was held in Mount Vernon, Washington, a city on Puget Sound north of Seattle. “We want to thank each and every one of you for being a part of Ethan’s life,” his family wrote in a program for the memorial. “It is an incredible testimony to his character just how many lives he has touched in his short 20 years. The loss is unimaginable but our family will persevere.
Mogen and Goncalves were seen at a food truck shortly before their deaths and were then taken home by a "private party," according to police. Authorities originally said that the two young women were taken home by a rideshare service, but have since corrected that information.
Police said Saturday that they investigated the driver who took Mogen and Goncalves home, but "do not believe he is involved in this crime."
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Two other roommates were in the home on King Road during the murders but are not considered suspects in the case, according to authorities.
Moscow police provided updates on the case Saturday evening and said that a 911 call was made at 11:58 a.m. on Sunday morning from "one of the roommates’ cell" phones.
Moscow Police Department Chief James Fry said that there were no signs of forced entry when police first arrived on the scene last Sunday.
Idaho student murders: Former officers say police 'jumped the gun' with initial 'targeted' attack statement
Two former detectives with the LAPD and NYPD weigh in on information police have released regarding the murders of four University of Idaho students.The Moscow Police Department (MPD) described the attack as isolated and targeted in a Tuesday press release. Authorities have since revealed that the victims — Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21 — were stabbed to death, possibly while asleep, at about 3 a.m. or 4 a.m. on Nov. 13.
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Additionally, Goncalves called a man named Jack seven times before their deaths, Inside Edition reported, citing Goncalves’s sister Alivea Goncalves.
"At 2:26 a.m., Kaylee starts to call Jack," Alivea Goncalves told the outlet. "Kaylee calls Jack six times between 2:26 a.m. and 2:44 a.m. From 2:44 to 2:52 Maddie calls Jack three times, then Kaylee makes a final call to him at 2:52 a.m."
Officials said that they are "aware" of the phone calls made to a man and said it’s part of the investigation.
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Goncalves’ parents said during their interview on Fox News Saturday evening that their daughter's ex-boyfriend Jack is innocent in the case, and that they are completely standing behind him as he also grieves Kaylee’s death.
"They're wasting their time with Jack," Kristi Goncalves told Jones. "And Jack is just as distraught as we are. Jack is our family. Jack is 1,000%. 2,000% our family, and Jack is with us, and we stand behind him 100%."
"We are supporting him, and we know in our hearts and our minds and our souls and the depths of our soul, Jack is hurting," she continued. "Kaylee and Jack would have eventually been married. They would have eventually been married, and they would have eventually had children."
Kristi Goncalves said that Kaylee and Jack had dated for years, but that they were on a break in their relationship.
Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to call Moscow police at 208-883-7054 or email [email protected]
Fox News' Adam Sabes, Rebecca Rosenberg and Audrey Conklin contributed to this report.
News conference set in slaying of 4 Idaho college students .
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Police in the college town of Moscow scheduled a news conference for Wednesday afternoon to discuss the slayings of four University of Idaho students in a rental house near campus. Some of the families of the students have been urging police to release more information about the killings and to reveal why they think there is no ongoing danger to the community. The father of victim Ethan Chapin said in an email to The Associated Press on Wednesday that a lack of information from Moscow police and the university “only fuels false rumors and innuendo in the press and social media.