Crime Idaho Police Press Conference Sparks Wild New Theory About College Murders
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.
Police on Wednesday held a press conference on theduring the early hours of November 13, which has sparked new theories about the tragic case online.
Representatives from the Moscow police department, Idaho state police and civilian authorities gave an update on the deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin. All four were found stabbed to death at an off-campus student property in Moscow, Idaho.
Police release map in desperate search for leads in University of Idaho murders
Police have released an aerial map showing the University of Idaho murder victims' final movements before they were slaughtered Sunday in their home near campus."Detectives working on the University of Idaho homicides are seeking additional tips and leads to further the investigation," reads a post, accompanied by a map, that went up on the City of Moscow Police Department's Facebook page Friday afternoon.
Police have yet to make any arrests or name a suspect, and are urging anyone with information about the case to come forward.
MoscowDepartment Chief James Frye was asked about the similarities between the case and a double stabbing in Salem, Oregon, which took place last year.
In that incident, Travis and Jamilyn Juetten were woken in their home during the early hours by a man who attacked them with a knife.
Travis was pronounced dead at the scene, but Jamilyn survived, despite receiving 19 stab wounds. Police haven't identified a suspect in the attack.
Chief Frye said: "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."
Idaho student murders: Former officers say police 'jumped the gun' with initial 'targeted' attack statement
Two former detectives with the LAPD and NYPD weigh in on information police have released regarding the murders of four University of Idaho students.The Moscow Police Department (MPD) described the attack as isolated and targeted in a Tuesday press release. Authorities have since revealed that the victims — Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21 — were stabbed to death, possibly while asleep, at about 3 a.m. or 4 a.m. on Nov. 13.
The chief added that investigators looking into the Idaho murders had received a tip relating to the Oregon case.
, where concerned citizens discussed details of the attack, user u/shfh9835 said the police's refusal to rule out links to the Oregon case was "notable."
They wrote: "I was surprised there wasn't an immediate dismissal of the possible connection to the Oregon stabbings in Marion County. I am used to watching press conferences where LEO [Law Enforcement Officers] often will just outright reject connections to other cases, especially in different states - they feel like a stretch, they aren't considered a serious consideration, etc.
"The fact that they seemed aware of and interested in that possible connection was noticeable to me."
At the press conference, Captain Roger Lanier from Moscow Police Department repeated an earlier claim that the killings were likely a targeted attack.
Idaho murders: police have 'cleared' phone calls victims made on the night of stabbings
Police said Sunday that they have cleared multiple phone calls two victims of a Nov. 13 quadruple homicide near the University of Idaho campus made the night of the murders.Victims Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Madison Mogen, 21, made "multiple" phone calls to a male subject just before they were stabbed to death while sleeping, but police have "cleared" the subject on the receiving end of those calls, Moscow Police Department Chief James Fry said during a Sunday press conference.
He said: "Very clearly, from the beginning, we said that we believe it was a targeted attack. I mean, to be honest, you're going to have to trust us on that at this point because we're not going to release why we think that."
All three of the female victims lived in the house, while the only male, Ethan Chapin, was staying over with his girlfriend. Two other female residents of the house slept through the attack and were unharmed.
On, user u/shfh9835 questioned whether the "targeted attack" could have been aimed at women, rather than any one person.
"While LEO didn't explain the 'targeted' issue, I believe there's probably physical evidence that points to this crime being targeted at women/the women's wounds, or placement of the body, etc., were different than Ethan's.
"I don't think 'targeted' necessarily means one person and I know a lot of speculation has been that it's Kaylee. 'Targeted' in my mind means that there was a particular identifying factor that was possible motivation for the crime—in my mind and based off of patterns of violent murders like this (Ted Bundy, Danny Rolling), I think targeted gender would be enough to warrant use of the term."
Dog filleted and skinned weeks before 4 Idaho college students were brutally murdered: report
Moscow, Idaho, dog found filleted like a fish weeks weeks before four college students were knifed to death in a rented home near campus in a shocking quadruple homicide.Buddy, a 12-year-old mini Australian Shepherd was found skinned head to tail Oct. 21 after his owners, Jim and Pam Colbert, let him out in the backyard in Moscow, Idaho, according to the Daily Mail.
The Moscow Police Department has been contacted for comment.
Police investigating the case are, which they believe was the murder weapon.
Detectives added that a skinned dog reported to the Latah County Sheriff's Office.
Idaho university murders: 911 call logs reveal chilling warning: 'You better watch out' .
Call logs in Moscow, Idaho, show a fearful community reporting several instances of suspicious men as the person who killed the four University of Idaho students remains at large. University students Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were murdered in their beds early on Nov. 13, and each was stabbed in both the chest and upper body with a large knife. Police found their bodies after a 911 call was placed from one of the women's roommates. IDAHO STUDENT MURDERS: EX-FBI INVESTIGATOR REVEALS CHILLING THEORY AS STUDENTS RETURN TO CLASSES Since Nov.