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Video shows mystery man with murdered Idaho students

Questions are raised about a possible connection between the quadruple murder of four University of Idaho students and a 2021 stabbing murder in Salem, Oregon, which also remains unsolved.

In both cases, an attacker broke into a house around 3 a.m. and attacked victims in their beds with a knife while other people were in the house.

Asked about the matter at a press conference on Wednesday, Moscow police chief James Fry confirmed that he had received a tip and that there are “things we are going to follow up on”.

That is what the mother of the man who died in the attack 15 months ago said TBEN that finding out who killed her son and also catching the killer of the slain students in Idaho would be “the best Christmas gift ever.”

Frustration mounts over the investigation into the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, as no arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified 11 days after the brutal stabbings.

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Dog was found alive and unharmed at the scene of bloody murders at the University of Idaho

Moscow police released a statement on Monday saying officers responding to the deadly stabbings at 1122 King Road on Nov. 13 found a dog in the residence on Nov. 13.

The pet was unharmed and was handed over to Animal Protection, police said. It has since been released to a “responsible party”.

TBENSheila Flynn’s has more:

Andrew BlancoNovember 25, 2022 7:00 AM

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Reddit sleuths weigh in on the research top 43,000

Despite filtering the posts as “speculation,” “information,” “questions,” and “theories,” misinformation about the investigation, possible motives behind the murder, and people police have already ruled out as suspects continue to spread.

Some posts contain information that is completely speculative and has already been debunked by authorities.

TBEN‘s Andrea Blanco has the story:

Andrew BlancoNovember 25, 2022 06:00

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The victim’s injuries show that she fought the killer

Autopsy findings, released last week, revealed that Xana Kernodle, 20, Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were all stabbed multiple times with a large knife — sustaining injuries that left them in their home.

Kernodle’s devastated father, Jeffrey Kernodle, said his daughter’s injuries showed how she was desperately trying to beat the person who killed her, her boyfriend and two friends in the horror attack.

Bruises, torn by the knife. She’s a tough kid,” he told CBS5.

TBEN has more:

Andrew BlancoNovember 25, 2022 05:00

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Moscow police dispel online speculation

Authorities in Moscow, where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death last week, have warned the public about online rumors.

“We know people want answers, we want answers too,” said Idaho Police Department Colonel Kedrick Wills.

“Please be patient while we go through this investigation. We owe that to these young children. For these young adults. We owe it to them. And we are absolutely committed to mak[ing] sure that will happen.”

On Sunday, Police Chief Roger Lanier denied reports that the victims were found bound and gagged and said any information circulating about the identity of the 911 caller was mere speculation.

TBEN‘s Andrea Blanco has the story:

Andrew BlancoNovember 25, 2022 04:00

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Housemates butchered in bed. The murder mystery in Idaho that stunned the police

Along with varying accounts from law enforcement and wild social media speculation that have seeped into the local rumor mill, investigators continue to unravel the events leading up to the attack. TBEN‘s Sheila Flynn reports.

Sheila reports: “As the investigation entered its ninth day on Monday, residents remained nervous and clueless about what to think in the 25,000-resident city that borders Washington state.”

“The University of Idaho is Moscow’s largest employer. The city is nestled among rolling hills and farms in Latah County, known for its production of wheat and other grains. The Welcome to Moscow sign is just a few feet away from the Welcome to Idaho sign.

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Andrew BlancoNovember 25, 2022 03:00

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Idaho police rule out murders linked to brutal death of dog found ‘filleted’ nearby

Moscow police have said reports of a skinned dog have nothing to do with the November 13 off-campus murder of four University of Idaho students.

“Detectives are aware of an incident involving a skinned dog at the Latah County Sheriff’s Office and have determined it to be unrelated to this incident,” a Moscow police spokesman said. TBEN.

The clarification this week came after reports said an elderly couple’s Mini Australian Sheepdog had been ‘filleted’ just three miles away from where the students were killed.

Andrew BlancoNovember 25, 2022 02:00

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Victims often organized ‘parties with many people coming in and out of the house’

Neighbors of the four murdered University of Idaho students in Idaho said the victims often hosted parties at their rental home.

Jeremy Reagan, a third-year law student who lives near the scene of the murders that shook the university city of Moscow last week, told TBEN News that the victims often staged stand-alone gatherings, adding that people enter the house “quite often.”

“There were parties that were quite noisy,” Reagan said.

TBEN has more:

Andrew BlancoNovember 25, 2022 01:00

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Moscow authorities would not say why they think the attacks were targeted

Local police still haven’t named a suspect or found the murder weapon, despite help from the Idaho State Police and federal officials.

“You’re going to have to rely on that at this point because we’re not going to disclose why we think that,” Moscow Police Chief Roger Lanier said at a news conference on Wednesday.

Officials defended their work on the investigation, telling the public it was taking time to process the crime scene, an off-campus rental shared by victims Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, and Xana Kernodle, where the fourth victim, Ethan Chapin, was visiting.

Mr Lanier said his department valued a thorough investigation over speed.

TBENJosh Marcus has the story:

Andrew BlancoNov 24, 2022 11:55 PM

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Criminal expert warns bloody crime scenes can be challenging for investigators

Joseph Scott Morgan, a leading forensic investigator at Jacksonville State University, told TBEN News that the perpetrator is likely a predator who did not know the victims personally.

“From a blood evidence point of view, this is a very gory scene,” Mr Morgan added.

‘It becomes a very complicated matter if you are going to do blood tests, if you are going to do TBEN typing. It’s a big challenge.”

Mr Morgan said he believes this is the kind of case that is solved by “public participation and tips” because the TBEN evidence collected at the scene could have come from someone who is not in a law enforcement database.

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Xana Kernodle’s Dad Calls Tragedy His “Worst Nightmare”

No arrests have been made in the investigation and authorities have released very few details about the killings.

Jeffrey Kornodle called the tragedy his “worst nightmare.”

“How can you protect your child? You keep them at home and don’t let them in [them] go to school? They don’t stay home like that,’ Mr Kornodle said TBEN last week.

“So it’s really mind-boggling. It’s just completely unthinkable and it’s the worst nightmare.”

Jeff Kernodle, left, Xana, center, and Jazzmin Kernodle

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