Crime: Idaho Police Discuss Skinned Dog Connection to Mysterious Student Killings

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Police in Idaho said a report about a skinned dog isn't related to the murder of four university students who were stabbed to death.

Four University of Idaho students were found dead Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. Police are investigating the deaths as a crime. © Angela Palermo/Idaho Statesman/Tribune News Service/Getty Four University of Idaho students were found dead Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. Police are investigating the deaths as a crime.

The slayings of University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Madison Mogen, 21, on November 13 have rocked the small college town of Moscow and drawn national attention. The women were roommates, and Chapin was dating Kernodle.

More than a week on, authorities said they have no suspect or weapon in the killings.

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In a news release on Monday, the Moscow Police Department sought to debunk rumors circulating about the attack.

The department said detectives were aware of a report made about a skinned dog to the Latah County Sheriff's Office, but they "have determined it is unrelated" to the murders.

The Latah County Sheriff's Office has been contacted for comment.

Moscow Police said it was also aware of a report of deceased animals left on a resident's property. "This was determined to be wildlife activity and unrelated to the incident," they said.

Officers did locate a dog at the residence after the murders. "The dog was unharmed and turned over to Animal Services and then released to a responsible party," police said in Monday's update.

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  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.

On the night of the killings, police said Goncalves and Mogen were at a bar called The Corner Club in downtown Moscow until around 1:30 a.m., and they were then seen at a local food vendor called the "Grub Truck" at around 1:40 a.m. They used a private party to get a ride home, arriving there at about 1:45 a.m.

Detectives determined that Chapin and Kernodle also returned home about about 1:45 a.m. after being seen at the Sigma Chi house on the University of Idaho's campus.

Two other roommates had also been out in Moscow, separately, but returned home by 1 a.m.

Authorities said autopsies conducted last week determined the four victims were each stabbed multiple times. The coroner said all four were likely asleep when they were attacked and some had defensive wounds.

Police said the two other roommates slept through the attack, but when they woke, they summoned friends to the residence because they believed one of the victims "had passed out and was not waking up."

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  '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.

One of their cell phones was used to call 911 from inside the residence at 11:58 a.m.

Moscow Police Chief James Fry on Sunday said authorities didn't know how the two roommates were not woken up by the killings and that it is part of the investigation.

Police also said that detectives don't believe the two surviving roommates or anyone who was at the residence when the 911 call was made is involved in the killings.

Detectives also don't believe a man who was seen in the "Grub Truck" surveillance video or the driver who took Goncalves and Mogen home was involved.

Police have urged anyone who observed suspicious behavior, has video surveillance, or can provide relevant information about these murders to call the tip line at 208-883-7180 or email [email protected]

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Mystery surrounds stabbing deaths of 4 Idaho students .
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Autopsies have been completed on four University of Idaho students who were found stabbed to death inside a rental house near campus, and the results have been forwarded to law enforcement, the Spokane County Medical Examiner said Thursday. The bodies were then released to the victims' families, and the results of the examinations were likely to be released later in the day. The killings have shaken Moscow, an Idaho Panhandle college town of 25,000 residents that last saw a homicide five years ago, according to Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt.“It's pretty tough,” Mabbutt said.

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