Police provide update on victim’s stalker references, dog found at crime scene


MOSCOW, Idaho – Idaho State Police said on Monday, Idaho Murder Victim Kaylee Goncalves said, “It could have been a stalking referral she made to friends and family at a local company.”

This update came as police continued to search for the suspect on Nov. 13. quadruple murder As a result, four University of Idaho students remained – Goncalves, 21; Madison Morgen, 21; Xana Carnodle, 20 years old. And Ethan Chapin, 20, was stabbed to death at his off-campus home on November 13.

“In mid-October, two men were spotted inside a local store. The man turned away and I could not see him.I contacted her,” the Moscow Police Department (MPD) said in a press release. “Detectives contacted both men and learned that the two were attempting to meet women on business, which was corroborated by additional investigation.”

Detectives concluded, “This was an isolated incident and not an ongoing pattern of stalking.”[n]Evidence indicates that two men were involved in the murder. “

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Additionally, the MPD determined that the dog belonging to Goncalves, who was at the scene of the crime after the murder, had no evidence before he was released to the Humane Society and then to the “responsible”.

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“During a raid, a dog was found in a room where no crime had been committed. Officers found no evidence of the dog and no indication that the animal entered the crime scene. The dog was taken away. He was released by animal services and responsible officials,” MPD said.

More than three weeks later, police are still trying to fill in the unknown timeline of the events of Chapin and Carnodle, who were boyfriend and girlfriend the night before the murders. It was discovered around 9:00 pm at the university’s Sigma Chi Fraternity Hall on campus. It is unknown where they went or what they did by the time they arrived at their home around 1:45 am on November 13. The next morning.

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The Lata County coroner said that between 3:00 and 4:00 am on November 13, each of the four victims was fatally stabbed several times.

Detectives categorized over 2,645 email tips, over 2,770 phone tips, and 1,084 digital media submissions.

“We believe that someone has information that adds context to the circumstances investigators are creating for what happened that night,” MPD said in a Monday press release. It is an investigation, not an activity, and your information, whether you believe it to be important or not, could be one of the pieces of the puzzle that will help solve these murders. there is potential.”

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Front view of the house where four Idaho students were killed.

University of Idaho Students who left campus for the Thanksgiving holiday were given the option to stay home and study remotely rather than returning to campus with the suspect still on the run.

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Police also did not disclose a motive for killing the four.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the murder to call 208-883-7180 ​​or [email protected]