On Sunday November 13, 2022, at around 11.58am, a call was made about an ‘Unconscious Person’ being found in a house on King Road in Moscow, Idaho. When police arrived, they were met with what has been one of the worst crime scenes that law enforcement have ever come across.
Four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in their off-campus home. The victims are:
Madison Mogen (21)
Xana Kernodle (20) and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin (20)
Kaylee GonCalves (21)
Police held a press conference on November 16 where they provided an update on the investigation.
This is a summary of the PC, courtest of @lindstr on Instagram:
Ethan and Xana were at a party on campus Saturday night and the other two girls were at a bar, arrived home sometime after 1:45 a.m.
The attack occurred in early morning hours of Sun. Nov 13
Around noon officers received unconscious person call 4 were stabbed with knife but no weapon located
No sign of forced entry into residence
Police are continuing to collect evidence and develop timeline
Autopsies took place today on all victims
Based on details at scene we believe isolated, targeted attack on the victims
No suspect, police cannot say there’s no threat to the community, be vigilant
25+ investigators working the case plus ISP and FBI Contact police with any information you may have – call tip line 208-883-7180
Was it a crime of passion? – not going to stipulate whether it’s one thing or another – will continue to investigate
Any info about BFs, ex BFs, spouses? – we are looking at everyone
Other roommates who lived there were home at the time – reporter asked if it was a hostage situation? He said no – looking at everyone who has been in and out of the house
Other roommates were there, but not hurt (he believes it was two other roommates) – they were there when police responded
Question about unconscious individual report – that was the report they initially received
They don’t know why the call came in at noon and not sooner
Won’t say who the 911 caller was to protect the investigation
Anything missing from home? Nothing that they’ve identified
Won’t say if victims were found in same part of the house
Kaylee’s sister Aubrie has released the following statement:
Madison and Kaylee were seen on a Twitch live stream in the hours before they died. Police have used this footage to establish more of a timeline into the murders.