Was Cary Goncalves a prime target for killers? Police respond

Exclusive: Police initially reported the shocking deaths of four University of Idaho students after being stabbed to death in their off-campus home. “Isolated Targeted” Attacks, However, they keep most of the details secret as they continue to search for suspects.

Cary Gonsalves, 21 years old. Madison Morgen, 21 years old. Zana Karnodol, 20 years old. 20 year old Ethan Chapin found in corpse On November 13th, hours after police announced he had been attacked, at a house a few meters from campus.

Police have remained silent about the details of the crime scene to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation. But on Friday, investigators revealed some of their reasons in her interview with Fox News Digital.

“If the president says so [the slayings were targeted]When [investigators] I still believe there was no forced entry into the residence,” said Aaron Snell. idaho police“There were also survivors in this, and based on internal evidence at the scene, detectives believed and continue to believe this was a targeted event.”

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He declined to talk about what evidence was recovered at the scene or to specify how many victims the killer specifically targeted.


In a television interview, Gonsalves’ father, Steve Gonsalves, reportedly told CNN that he was informed that only one of the four victims was a target. Apart from him, told Fox News Last week, the attacker was “sloppy” and left a wealth of evidence behind.

“It’s up to them what their families say,” Snell said. “The information we are about to release has been vetted, accurate and accurate and to the best of our ability to protect the integrity of the investigation.”

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Law enforcement vehicles at the scene of four murders in Idaho.

he refused to discuss crime scene details But he said he had no reservations about what his family would say.

“It’s completely understandable that he’d like to make a comment, it’s up to him,” Snell said. “That’s good.”

Whatever the killer’s intentions during the break-in, the unknown suspect or suspect wouldn’t leave until he hacked and murdered four young men.

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The house in Mossow, Idaho, where four University of Idaho students were murdered.

The house where four University of Idaho students were murdered on November 13th.

Chapin was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and majored in Recreation, Sports and Tourism Management. University of Idaho saidBoth Kernodle and Mogen were part of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and majored in marketing. Goncalves was a General Studies major at Alpha Phi.

Two of the victims slept on the second floor and two on the third floor, but police are trying to determine who was found where or whether the bedroom door was locked after the killings. not

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Moscow police building

Moscow, Idaho, police.

“We haven’t released any of that information,” Snell said. “We believe it is relevant to the investigation. There are many questions about it and we are aware of it and would like to provide that information when we can, but at this point in the investigation you can’t.”

Multiple 911 callers called authorities around noon on November 13, and officers initially arrived in response to the unconscious person’s report. They found four victims dead inside.

The Lata County coroner later said all four were homicide victims with stabbing wounds, likely inflicted in their sleep.

Madison Mogen Pink Cowgirl Boots

Madison Morgen had pink cowgirl boots still hanging in the window of her rental home near the University of Idaho campus.

Authorities and property managers have not confirmed where anyone’s bedroom was located. Morgen’s boots can be seen in the upstairs window alongside the pink letter “M”, suggesting she occupied her third floor.

Goncalves family told Fox News last week She and Morgen got along very well, like sisters.

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“Maddy was at our eldest daughter’s wedding,” Christy Goncabres said. “She said, ‘All my sisters are my bridesmaids.’ and all of Alivia’s sisters, including Maddy.”

Two roommates sleeping on the ground floor were not attacked. Neither of them were house dogs.

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John Kelly, a criminal profiler and psychotherapist who has interviewed serial killers, said the lack of public details left him wondering whether the attacker happened to be a stalker or whether there was something inside the house. He said he was “uneasy” about whether the person was familiar with him.

But one thing is clear, he said. “He’s a real savage, no worries, no empathy,” he told his Fox News Digital.

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“We’re looking at all angles,” Snell said. “Our concept is that once we start pitting certain ideas, we may miss other hints in other parts of this investigation.”

FBI agent on scene

FBI and police investigators will return to the crime scene in Idaho on Nov. 25. It was days after four students were brutally stabbed in their sleep.

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So far, investigators have received over 1,000 pieces of information on the case and are working on them.

“If anyone has any information, we’d be interested,” he added. I think it’s just as important and helps us get a clearer picture.”


They are also looking into whether Goncalves may have had a stalker, but have so far been unable to come up with any confirmation.

Anyone with information about a stalker or incident in general should call the number below. 208-883-7180 or by email [email protected].