Crime: Idaho police investigating quadruple murders asked about similarities to 2021 unsolved Oregon stabbing attack

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Moscow Police Department Chief James Fry, whose department is leading the investigation into the murders of four University of Idaho students, said during a press conference on Wednesday that investigators received a tip about another stabbing last year in Salem, Oregon.

In the Oregon case, Travis and Jamilyn Juetten were awakened from their sleep around 3:00 a.m. on Aug. 13, 2021, to an unknown assailant attacking them with a knife. Travis fought off the attacker, but was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Jamilyn suffered 19 stab wounds and other injuries, but was transported to a hospital and survived. Police do not have a suspect in that attack.

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Travis and Jamilyn Juetten were attacked in their home around 3:00 a.m. on Aug. 13, 2021 by an assailant wielding a knife. Marion County Sheriff's office © Marion County Sheriff's office Travis and Jamilyn Juetten were attacked in their home around 3:00 a.m. on Aug. 13, 2021 by an assailant wielding a knife. Marion County Sheriff's office

A reporter asked Chief Fry on Wednesday if investigators are looking into any possible connection between the quadruple homicide in Idaho and the Salem attack, noting that both cases involve an unknown assailant breaking into a home around 3:00 a.m. and attacking sleeping victims with a knife.

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"We're looking at every avenue and we have other agencies reaching out to us with other cases, stuff that we are going to follow up on," Fry answered, noting that he was aware of the Oregon case and had received a tip about it. No official connection has been drawn between the two cases.

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In June 2022, ten months after Travis Juetten was murdered, his family offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his killer.

A detective from the Marion County Sheriff's Office in Oregon assigned to the 2021 investigation did not respond to questions on Wednesday evening.

In Moscow, Idaho, more than 100 law enforcement officers from the FBI, Idaho State Police, and Moscow Police Department are still combing through evidence ten days after Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen, and Kaylee Goncalves were murdered.

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The four friends returned home around 1:45 a.m. on Nov. 13 and were attacked while they slept some time between 3:00 and 4:00 a.m., according to police.

A split photo showing the crime scene and the victims, including University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21. Derek Shook for Fox News Digital/ Instagram/ @xanakernodle/ @kayleegoncalves © Derek Shook for Fox News Digital/ Instagram/ @xanakernodle/ @kayleegoncalves A split photo showing the crime scene and the victims, including University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21. Derek Shook for Fox News Digital/ Instagram/ @xanakernodle/ @kayleegoncalves

All four victims were stabbed multiple times and some of them had defensive wounds, a medical examiner determined.

Police have not identified a suspect and do not have a murder weapon, but are looking for a "fixed-blade knife."

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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.

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