Idaho Police say thousands of leads have been received as college murder investigation nears three weeks without a suspect

MOSCOW, Idaho – The Idaho Police Department says more than 1,084 digital media submissions were sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation after previously asking the public for tips that could help investigators identify a suspect in connection with the fatal stabbings found by four University of Idaho students Continue Nov 13

Four University of Idaho students, Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were killed between 3 and 4 a.m. on November 13 at a home on King Road in Moscow, Idaho.

Police have not identified a suspect in the killings and said each of the victims was stabbed multiple times and “some” had defensive wounds.

After the public had been asked for information about the quadruple murder, the police announced on Saturday that more than 1,084 entries in digital media had been sent to the Federal Criminal Police Office via an online portal.

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Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, along with the other two women’s roommates, shared in Kaylee Goncalves’ recent Instagram post the day before the murders.
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The Moscow Police Department also said in the press release that more than 2,770 calls were made to its hotline regarding the case, in addition to over 2,645 emails sent to the tipline.

In addition, 113 pieces of physical evidence were collected and turned over to the Idaho State Police Crime Laboratory, 4,000 pictures taken at the crime scene, and several “three-dimensional scans of the home.”

On November 12, Goncalves and Mogen were at the Corner Club Bar in Moscow between 10pm and 1:30am, then were spotted at the Grub Wandering Kitchen food truck at 1:40am via a Twitch feed. The two returned home on King Road at 1:56am after being escorted home by a “private individual” whom police believe is not a suspect.

State Police Forensics is searching for leads Monday, November 21, 2022 in Moscow, Idaho.  Four University of Idaho students killed in this home on November 13.

State Police Forensics is searching for leads Monday, November 21, 2022 in Moscow, Idaho. Four University of Idaho students killed in this home on November 13.
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Chapin and Kernodle were at the Sigma Chi fraternity home on the college campus and returned to the King Road home at 1:45 a.m. on November 13, police say.

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Officials say the two surviving housemates are believed to have been sleeping when the attack took place and only woke up later in the morning of November 13.

Police vehicles at the scene of the quadruple homicide in Idaho.

Police vehicles at the scene of the quadruple homicide in Idaho.
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The two surviving housemates, who were unharmed, “called” friends inside after believing “one of the victims on the second floor had passed out and wasn’t waking up”. A 911 call was placed on a roommate’s cellphone at 11:58 a.m., police said.

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When police officers arrived at the scene, they found “two victims on the second floor and two victims on the third floor.”

A memorial to the slain students at the University of Idaho, Monday, November 28, 2022, is covered in snow.  The menorial is in honor of the victims of a quadruple homicide on November 13 at an off-campus home.

A memorial to the slain students at the University of Idaho, Monday, November 28, 2022, is covered in snow. The menorial is in honor of the victims of a quadruple homicide on November 13 at an off-campus home.
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A sixth person is listed on the lease for the house where the incident took place, but police say she moved out “before the start of the school year” and was not in the house when the attack took place.

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Although police have not identified a suspect, authorities remain confident the attack was targeted.

“Our clarification last night directly addressed comments from Latah County Attorney Thompson, who said the suspect(s) took a close look at this residence and that one or more of the residents were undoubtedly targeted. We remain convinced that there was, in fact, a targeted attack, but have not yet decided whether the target was the apartment or its occupants,” the Moscow Police Department said in a statement to Fox News Thursday.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Moscow Police at 208-883-7054 or email [email protected]

Fox News’ Cristina Coleman and Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.

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