Roommates were home when 4 University of Idaho students were killed but called 911 hours later

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By Asiya Ali

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More details about the four University of Idaho students that were killed have come to light.

On Sunday (November 13), the bodies of students Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were found in an apartment complex south of campus in Moscow, Idaho.

A police source revealed to the Daily Mail that the crime scene was "the worst they’ve ever seen" as the victims were left to bleed after being stabbed with an "edged weapon such as a knife" that has yet to be recovered, per the Independent.

Now, according to the New York Post, Moscow police chief James Fry revealed in a press conference on November 16 that the latest revelation in the case is that two other roommates were inside the home where the four students were slaughtered - and were left unharmed.

Watch the press conference below:

The police revealed that students Chapin and Kernodle were at a campus party and students Mogen and Goncalves were at a bar before they all arrived back home after 1:45 AM on Sunday.

During the press conference, Fry explained that while the two roommates - who are female - were inside the six-bedroom home, they were not witnesses to the crime. However, he disclosed that a 911 call about "an unconscious person" wasn't made until noon that day.

While the official shared his confusion as to why the police were called hours after the early morning attack, he also declined to reveal which roommate called 911.

"We are looking at everyone, every tip we get, every lead we get, there’s no one that we’re not gonna talk to," Fry said, per The New York Post. "There’s no one that we’re not gonna interview, there’s no one that we’re not gonna look into."

The cop also clarified that there were no signs of forced entry at the home and noted that investigators aren't sure if the door was left unlocked.

Along with the new development, the police chief also backtracked about how worried the local community should be about an ongoing threat after they initially said the public was not at risk following the gruesome murder.

"We cannot say that there is no threat to the community and as we have stated please stay vigilant, report any suspicious activity and be aware of your surroundings at all times," Fry alerted, per the NYP.

However, authorities still claimed that they believed the crime was an "isolated and targeted attack" and added that they are also seeking a suspect or suspects responsible for the quadruple homicide.

The new details come amid backlash from the parents of the slain victims towards law enforcement and the university for not unveiling more information regarding the tragic case.

Chapin's father, Jim Chapin, said in a statement to Fox News Digital that the lack of communication from the police "further compounds our family’s agony".

"There is a lack of information from the University of Idaho and the local police, which only fuels false rumors and innuendo in the press and social media," Jim said. "The silence further compounds our family’s agony after our son’s murder."

"For Ethan and his three dear friends slain in Moscow, Idaho, and all of our families, I urge officials to speak the truth, share what they know, find the assailant, and protect the greater community," he added.

Our hearts continue to go out to the family and friends of all four victims.

Featured image credit: Björn Wylezich / Alamy

Roommates were home when 4 University of Idaho students were killed but called 911 hours later

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

More details about the four University of Idaho students that were killed have come to light.

On Sunday (November 13), the bodies of students Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were found in an apartment complex south of campus in Moscow, Idaho.

A police source revealed to the Daily Mail that the crime scene was "the worst they’ve ever seen" as the victims were left to bleed after being stabbed with an "edged weapon such as a knife" that has yet to be recovered, per the Independent.

Now, according to the New York Post, Moscow police chief James Fry revealed in a press conference on November 16 that the latest revelation in the case is that two other roommates were inside the home where the four students were slaughtered - and were left unharmed.

Watch the press conference below:

The police revealed that students Chapin and Kernodle were at a campus party and students Mogen and Goncalves were at a bar before they all arrived back home after 1:45 AM on Sunday.

During the press conference, Fry explained that while the two roommates - who are female - were inside the six-bedroom home, they were not witnesses to the crime. However, he disclosed that a 911 call about "an unconscious person" wasn't made until noon that day.

While the official shared his confusion as to why the police were called hours after the early morning attack, he also declined to reveal which roommate called 911.

"We are looking at everyone, every tip we get, every lead we get, there’s no one that we’re not gonna talk to," Fry said, per The New York Post. "There’s no one that we’re not gonna interview, there’s no one that we’re not gonna look into."

The cop also clarified that there were no signs of forced entry at the home and noted that investigators aren't sure if the door was left unlocked.

Along with the new development, the police chief also backtracked about how worried the local community should be about an ongoing threat after they initially said the public was not at risk following the gruesome murder.

"We cannot say that there is no threat to the community and as we have stated please stay vigilant, report any suspicious activity and be aware of your surroundings at all times," Fry alerted, per the NYP.

However, authorities still claimed that they believed the crime was an "isolated and targeted attack" and added that they are also seeking a suspect or suspects responsible for the quadruple homicide.

The new details come amid backlash from the parents of the slain victims towards law enforcement and the university for not unveiling more information regarding the tragic case.

Chapin's father, Jim Chapin, said in a statement to Fox News Digital that the lack of communication from the police "further compounds our family’s agony".

"There is a lack of information from the University of Idaho and the local police, which only fuels false rumors and innuendo in the press and social media," Jim said. "The silence further compounds our family’s agony after our son’s murder."

"For Ethan and his three dear friends slain in Moscow, Idaho, and all of our families, I urge officials to speak the truth, share what they know, find the assailant, and protect the greater community," he added.

Our hearts continue to go out to the family and friends of all four victims.

Featured image credit: Björn Wylezich / Alamy