University of Idaho Murders – Cops Say ‘Other Friends’Were you in the House

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Police confirmed that Sunday there were other people in the house off-campus where four University of Idaho students were found fatally stabbed at the time 911 was called.

In a press conference Sunday, a week after the students were found dead, Moscow Police Chief James Fry revealed the 911 call was made using one of the roommates’ phones, but he would not confirm the caller’s identity.

Fox News reported that police said Sunday that they had not yet identified any suspects or persons interested in the killings of the Idaho students. They also expelled the two surviving roommates, as well as the man who two victims called prior to the murders, and the driver who drove two students home from the crime scene.

The video of the press conference was uploaded to YouTube by the police department.

Fry also stated that while police don’t know how many people were inside the home at the time of the 911 call, they do know that there were. “other friends that had arrived at the location,” but Fry did not specify when, CBS News reported.

After the press conference, the Moscow Police Department published a summary of Fry’s Facebook comments in a press statement.

“Detectives are releasing that on the morning of November 13th, the surviving roommates summoned friends to the residence because they believed one of the second-floor victims had passed out and was not waking up. At 11:58 a.m., a 911 call requested aid for an unconscious person. The call originated from inside the residence on one of the surviving roommates’ cell phone. Multiple people talked with the 911 dispatcher before a Moscow Police officer arrived at the location. Officers entered the residence and found the four victims on the second and third floors,”They wrote.

The Facebook post warned police about the rumors that were swirling around the case.

“Rumors and speculation continue circulating about the ongoing investigation. MPD cautions the public not to rely on rumors and remains committed to keeping the public informed. We urge reliance on official channels for accurate information,”They wrote.

Moscow Police Department reported last week that they responded to a 911 call on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 12:01 involving an unconscious person. Upon arrival, they discovered four bodies.

CBS News reports that authorities believed the scene was homicides. CBS News also reported it. “generally means the killing of one person by another, though the term doesn’t necessarily suggest death was intended or committed in a criminal manner.”

Moscow Police Department released the names of the victims as Ethan Chapin, 20, Conway, WA; Madison Mogen, 21, Coeur d’Alene, ID; Xana Kernodle, 20, Avondale, AZ ; and Kaylee GonCalves, 21, Rathdrum, ID, and confirmed that all four were students at the University of Idaho.

The Moscow Police Department says that anyone who observed notable behavior, has video surveillance, or can provide relevant information is asked to call the Tip Line at 208-883-7180 or email tipline@ci.moscow.id.us.

 

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