Idaho Murders – Latest Update: Police clean up more rumors as university tightens security for students’ return

Video shows mysterious man with killed Idaho students

Moscow police investigating the brutal stabbings of four University of Idaho students have dispelled further rumors linked to the killings.

In a Facebook post, police said a February 2022 death on Baker Street was unrelated to the murder investigation.

They also ruled out reports that a red Mustang was being examined.

Meanwhile, the university has tightened security as students return to college town after the Thanksgiving break.

In an Instagram post, the university announced: “For the rest of the semester there will be increased security precautions on site.”

It remains to be seen how many students will return – with no arrests and no identified suspects two weeks after the killings – the small community remains on edge.


The police dispel more rumours

Moscow police have crushed further rumors of the brutal killing of four University of Idaho students on November 13.

In a Facebook post, police said a February 2022 death on Baker Street was unrelated to the murder investigation.

They also ruled out reports that a red Mustang was being examined.

Police have also urged the community to only rely on “verified” information released by authorities so as not to incite fear.

Sravasti DasguptaNov 29, 2022 5:03 am


Fundraiser will purchase personal alarms for over 1900 students

The former University of Idaho student, who raised money to buy personal alarm systems for women in Moscow, says she now has enough to outfit more than 1,900 people.

In conversation with The Independent, Kerry Uhlorn from Boise, Idaho, said she raised nearly $20,000 through a private Facebook group that will purchase 737 alarms for all women in the college’s sorority system and another 1,200 for each student who wants one.

The 37-year-old radiology technician, who graduated from the University of Idaho in 2007, said she plans to buy just five or 10 alarms for members of her old Delta Gamma sorority.

“I think after that event everyone just felt helpless. People didn’t know what to do and this effort gave them a tangible opportunity to help,” Ms. Uhlorn said.

The alarms, made by a company called She’s Birdy, make a loud noise and emit a bright flashing light when activated, which Ms Uhlorn hopes is “enough to deter a potential attacker, or at least draw attention to the victim.” to steer”.

She added, “The hope is that these will give students a little sense of security on campus, and also just let them know that their alumni and others care deeply about keeping them and the university we love safe.” place for them to keep.

Io DoddsNovember 29, 2022 3:39 am


“Caller says her vehicle is being blocked by reporters”

Some of the newer ones 911 calls to the Moscow police testify to the fallout of the murder investigation itself, as well as the national media storm that has accompanied it.

“RP [reporting person] has concerns and questions about media interference in the life and day-to-day activities of the RP,” according to a public transcript of a call on Tuesday November 22.

Another log from the day before said: “RP’s vehicle is blocked by police tape. RP stated that she is unable to leave due to police tape and reporters blocking the exits.”

Io DoddsNov 29, 2022 2:38 am


911 caller reports ‘suspicious man’ removing placards at tip line

A 911 caller in Moscow, police said they saw a “suspicious” man removing posters with information about a tipping line last Tuesday.

It’s not clear exactly which hotline it was, but there’s a good chance it was the Moscow Police Department’s hotline at 208-883-7180, which was advertised in connection with the killings that month.

Other citizens reported screaming men or women nearby, mysterious knocking on their doors and windows, alarming noises near their homes, and in one instance, returning to their home to find a bedroom door locked when no one else was home meant to be.

Io DoddsNov 29, 2022 1:43 am


Idaho woman raises $19,000 to give students personal alarms

A University of Idaho alumna has raised thousands of dollars to buy personal alarms for women on campus.

Kerry Uhlorna resident of Boise, Idaho, who was a member of the Delta Gamma sorority during her college days, relates cream 2 that she was appalled by the murders and wanted to help.

Corresponding CNNShe has now raised at least $19,000 to buy alarm key fobs from a company called She’s Birdie that make a loud noise and flash a bright light when activated.

Although she initially only wanted to buy alarm systems for each member of the university’s fraternity and sorority system, she received enough money to equip at least 900 other women as well.

She said she hoped the fundraiser would reassure students that “their community and alumni support them,” and give them a “little token.” [that will] I hope it brings comfort and security.”

Io DoddsNov 29, 2022 12:55 am


“It’s definitely a different vibe”

University of Idaho students returning from Thanksgiving break said the city has been a different place since the killings.

“It definitely feels a little bit different,” Hayden Rich said CNN. “It’s kind of a different vibe. It seems to be kind of a sad attitude. It’s kind of quiet.”

Another student, Ava Forsyth, said her roommate stayed home at night because she didn’t feel safe, while she herself used campus security when going out at night.

Io DoddsNovember 29, 2022 00:21


Witness claims ‘food truck man’ wanted to help victims get home

It’s worth investigating what happened in the Moscow food truck where Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves were getting food before they died, which has become a focus of online discussion.

Once again, police have said the man in a white hoodie seen interacting with the women at the food truck, dubbed the “Food Truck Man” on Reddit, is not a suspect.

A man named Joe Vidot claims to have witnessed this interaction and told that he believed the man was “trying to help them get home safely”.

Mr Vidot was under the impression the man was “there to make sure they got home safely” because they looked “super drunk”. Admitting not to know the man personally, he said: “I thought he was a solid guy. Believe me when I tell you his mood wasn’t bad.”

Afterward, a car pulled up and a man called out to the women, prompting them to “abandon” the man. “I said, ‘Brother, they’re going,'” Mr Vidot said. “He said, ‘What the hell?’ And I said, ‘Sorry bro’.”

Mr Vidot said he was sober during this interaction.

Io DoddsNovember 28, 2022 11:37 p.m


Reddit zooms in on audio clip of Moscow food truck

On the Idaho Murders Reddit board that has sprung up since the murders, many users have focused on an audio clip that could show one of the victims just hours before they died.

In the clip, which was taken from an online live stream of a food truck that Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves visited on the night of their deaths, a woman’s voice can be heard saying, “Stop being weird!” or possibly “f* ** you!”

The voiceover coincides with a moment where one of the two women dramatically points to a man in a white hoodie standing a few feet away, suggesting one of them is speaking.

But after listening to this clip carefully and repeatedly at increased volume, I’m still not quite sure what’s being said or who’s saying it. There are a lot of people lingering and chatting around the food truck and the audio is quite muddy.

Redditors were divided on whether the man was harassing the women with malicious intent or trying to help them because they looked drunk (as another witness has since claimed).

“When he’s not involved,” said one Reddit user, “he’s the unluckiest guy ever.”

Io DoddsNovember 28, 2022 11:12 p.m


“Caller is afraid of recent events”

Many of the 911 calls Reports by the Moscow police describe “suspicious” men loitering on the street or in front of people’s houses.

Various callers report (according to police or 911 agents) that a “male man was looking near a bike rack[ing] as if he wanted to hide”, a “male trespassing”.[er]’, a ‘male who behaves strangely and throws things into a dumpster’, a ‘suspicious male’ and ‘a male who wanders around a certain area twice in a week’.

On Monday November 14, the day after the murders became public knowledge, someone reported a man outside her home taking photos of the upper floors.

One person reported that someone had knocked on their door and then walked away saying, “You have a big dog, try another house”. Another said a woman came into her home and said she was a cleaning lady and had been given the wrong address.

Meanwhile, a caller around 5am on Tuesday November 15 appeared to just want confirmation. “RP [reporting person] would like to speak to an officer,” the record says. “He’s terrified of recent events and wants to keep his kids out of school again today.”

Io DoddsNovember 28, 2022 10:42 p.m


911 calls report ‘suspect men’ and ‘roaming vehicles’

records of 911 calls in Moscow, Idaho, reveal the deep fear and unease residents feel following the November 13 killings.

“Owner noticed a stain on the pillar inside that looks like blood today,” reads the log of a call from a laundromat owner on Wednesday, November 23. Although an official responded, they did not file a report.

Other calls that day include a “complaint from a man at dog park asking strange questions” (no report filed) and a report of a “suspicious” man sitting in a white limousine (no report).

One caller on Friday, November 18, complained about a man at the dog park “asking weird questions,” while another reported a vehicle “sneaking around” near him. A security guard at the University of Idaho also reported a “suspect man” that evening.

Io DoddsNovember 28, 2022 21:54

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