Police corrected their account of the deaths of 4 Idaho students; he does not know if «the house or the occupants were attacked»

This Wednesday, November 30, the team in charge of investigating the death of four University of Idaho students He retracted after stating that it was a direct attack on one or more of the victims, and now he is also analyzing whether the attack could have been directed at the residence in Moscow, where the multiple homicide occurred.

«Detectives currently do not know if the residence or one of its occupants were specifically targeted, but they continue to investigate,» said the Moscow Police Department it’s a statement.

So far, no suspects have been identified and only confirmed information that does not hinder the investigation will be released to the public, for this reason they asked the population to remain calm and be attentive to official statements.

The police department acknowledged that there was a lack of coordination between authorities, particularly with the office of the Latah Prosecutorand therefore conflicting information has been published in recent days.

On the morning of November 30, the prosecutor of the Latah County, Bill Thompsontold the media that «investigators believe that this attack was aimed at a specific person.»

However, this was later clarified by the Moscow Police Department, and it was specified that the house could be the first objective of one or more attackers. In addition, the weapon involved in the events of the early hours of Sunday, November 13, has not been found, although it is already known that the injuries were caused with a single-blade knife.

The police also clarified about a incident that occurred on September 12, 2022, regarding an argument between a group of people walking in the bike lane inside the University of Idaho and a cyclist. As a result, there was a verbal confrontation and it was reported that the cyclist showed a knife. Both parties dispersed and there were no injuries.

The authorities reported that the cyclist involved voluntarily turned himself in to continue the investigation and the misdemeanor charges were forwarded to the Moscow City Prosecutor’s Office.

«There is no connection to the individual involved in this incident and the current murder investigations,» the officer clarified. Police department.

Regarding the versions of an alleged drug matter, the authorities specified that there is no new information in this regard and responding to them would generate inaccurate information among the public.

This Wednesday, the campus community gathered in the kibbie dome to pay their respects to the four University of Idaho students, Ethan Chapin, 20; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Madison Mogen, 21 years old; all of them murdered during the early hours of November 13.

At the ceremony, school officials and three of the four families spoke to remember the dreams of the deceased students and about how they will miss them.

«The circumstances that bring us here tonight are terrible,» said Stacy Chapin, the mother of Ethan Chapin, who tearfully added: «The hardest part is that we can’t change the outcome.»

For his part, Steve Goncalves recalled that Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves had been friends since the sixth grade.

“They just ran into each other, and every day they did homework together, they came to our house together, they shared everything. In the end, they died together, in the same room on the same bed, ”she said sadly.

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