Moscow police chief James Fry leading the investigation in a murder case Four of four University of Idaho students said at a press conference Wednesday that investigators received information about another stabbing incident last year in Salem, Oregon.
In the Oregon case, Travis and Jamilyn Juetten woke up around 3:00 am on August 13, 2021 and were attacked with a knife by an unknown assailant. Travis fought off the attackers, but was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jamilin suffered 19 stab wounds and other injuries, but was taken to hospital and survived. Police have no suspects in the attack.
A reporter asked Fry Wednesday whether investigators were investigating a connection between the four murders in Idaho and the Salem attack, and both incidents broke into the house around 3 a.m. It was linked to an unknown assailant who attacked a victim with a knife.
“We are looking at all options and other institutions Frye responded by pointing out that he was aware of the Oregon incident and had received information about it, and no official link was drawn between the two incidents.
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In June 2022, ten months after Travis Juetten was murdered, his family offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the case. arrest and conviction of his killer.
Oregon’s Marion County Sheriff’s Office detectives assigned to the 2021 investigation did not respond to questions Wednesday night.
In Moscow, Idaho, over 100 law enforcement officers from the FBIIdaho State Police, and Moscow Police are still examining evidence 10 days after the murders of Ethan Chapin, Zana Carnold, Madison Morgen, and Cary Goncalves.
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According to police, the four friends returned home around 1:45 a.m. on November 13 and were attacked in their sleep between 3 and 4 a.m.
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All four victims had been stabbed multiple times, some of them with defensive wounds.
Police have not identified a suspect and do not have the murder weapon, but are looking for a “fixed-blade knife.”