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 University of Idaho and the city of Moscow are on edge after the inexplicable murders of four students (via CNN). ABC Chicago writes that on November 13, 2022, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle were found dead at an off-campus home. The victims, whose ages ranged from 20 to 21 years old, were stabbed to death, per The New York Times. The murders were described by the local mayor as a "crime of passion," and at the time of this publication, there are currently no suspects in the case. © Charles Knowles/Shutterstock University of Idaho
Coroner Cathy Mabbutt told The New York Times, "It's such a horrific crime." She added, "It's hard to think that somebody, whether they live here or they were here, commits something like that and is at large." CNN reports that some of the victims had defense wounds, but police said they were "likely asleep" when they were attacked. So what exactly happened on the night of the murders? The New York Times explains that Chapin and Kernodle, who were a couple, were at a party between 8 and 9 p.m. Mogen and Goncalves, on the other hand, were at a bar until 11 p.m. By 1:45 a.m., all four of the victims had returned home.
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.
What occurred next is unknown. CNN states that eventually, another roommate placed a 911 call, leading to the discovery of the four victims. Shortly before her brutal death, Goncalves had made a post on Instagram praising her friends, including Mogen, Chapin, and Kernodle (per the New York Post).
Who Were The Victims Of The University Of Idaho Killings? © Provided by Grunge Kaylee Goncalves Instagram post
On November 12, Kaylee Goncalves (seen in the yellow sweater) posted a series of photos on Instagram with Madison Mogen (seen in the white top), Ethan Chapin (center), and Xana Kernodle (pictured next to Chapin), as reported by the New York Post. The caption states: "One lucky girl to be surrounded by these ppl everyday." According to The New York Times, Goncalves was going to graduate in December and had plans to move to Austin, Texas for a job in marketing. CBS News adds that Goncalves and Mogen had been friends for years. Prior to their deaths, Goncalves had previously shared photos on Instagram with Mogen. One of these posts reads, "I wouldn't have wanted anyone else to be the main character in all my childhood stories," to which Mogen replied, "I love you more than life! My best friend forever and more."
University of Idaho victim's father says Xana Kernodle had 'bruises,' put up a fight against killer
University of Idaho murder victim Xana Kernodle's father said the 20-year-old had 'bruises' and was 'torn by the knife' while putting up an apparent fight with her attacker.Xana Kernodle, 20, was killed in the early morning hours of Nov. 13 — along with her boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, and two friends, Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves — in a home on King Road in Moscow, Idaho, near the university. Police have not mentioned any suspects or a motive as of Thursday.
Goncalves' mother, Kristi, told KREM that she feels like she has lost two daughters. Her sister, Alivea, notes that she has lost two sisters. Per The New York Times, Mogen was from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Her boyfriend, Jake Schriger, told the publication, "There's no words that I can really describe her — how amazing she was and how wonderful of a person she was." As for Chapin, he was a triplet whose siblings also attended the University of Idaho. His mother, Stacy Chapin, told The New York Times, "He was literally the life of the party. He made everybody laugh. He was just the kindest person." In an interview with Arizona's Family, Jeffrey Kernodle, Kernodle's father, said that he talked to his daughter shortly before she was murdered. He explained, "She just liked having fun. Never about materialistic things."
Questions About The Murders Remains © Matt Gush/Shutterstock caution tape police cars
According to The New York Times, the University of Idaho killings marks the first murders in Moscow since 2015. Needless to say, the deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle have rocked this small community of 25,000. Moreover, CNN writes that fellow students and citizens are uneasy due to the fact that a suspect has not been identified or arrested. In a statement released on the Idaho Statesman, Goncalves sister, Alivea, said, "No one is in custody and that means no one is safe. Yes, we are all heartbroken. Yes, we are all grasping. But more strong than any of these feelings is anger. We are angry. You should be angry."
'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.
Moscow Police Chief James Fry added to this anxiety by stating (via CNN), "We cannot say there's no threat to the community and as we have stated, please stay vigilant, report any suspicious activity and be aware of your surroundings at all times." Per USA Today, a murder weapon has also not been found. However, Cathy Mabbutt, the Latah County coroner, told NewsNation she concluded that the victims had been stabbed to death with a "pretty large knife." Nevertheless, CNN states that it's unknown how or why the attacks on the four students occurred. As a result, the authorities have set up an email tip line for answers.
The New York Times adds that two other roommates were at home during the murders. It's unknown why they were spared from the attack. The University of Idaho states that a memorial for Goncalves, Mogen, Chapin, and Kernodle is scheduled for November 30.
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University of Idaho killings: Chilling new details emerge in quadruple homicide on college campus .
Police in Moscow, Idaho, released details of the deaths of four University of Idaho students, with investigators saying they've "never seen anything like this."The Moscow Police Department responded to a call on Sunday evening at 11:58 p.m., with officers finding four dead students and ruling their deaths a homicide, according to police. Photos of the crime scene showed blood on the side of the house where the victims were found, according to Daily Mail.