University of Idaho student Kaylee Goncalves shared heartbreaking final post hours before death

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By Asiya Ali

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One of the four University of Idaho students who were brutally stabbed to death shared a heartbreaking post on social media hours before her death.

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

In a press release on Tuesday (November 15), police claimed that it was an "isolated and targeted attack" and confirmed that no weapons have been found, but investigators believe that "an edged weapon such as a knife" was used in the killings.

According to Today, Kaylee was a senior from Rathdrum, Idaho, majoring in general studies, and was also a member of Alpha Phi.

Shortly before she was killed, Kaylee shared photos of her and her friends - including the three other victims - on her Instagram account. The post was captioned: "One lucky girl to be surrounded by these people."

Check out her post below:

Her oldest sister, Alivea, released an emotional statement about the family's loss to KREM2, which read: "Kaylee was, is, and will always be our defender and protector."

"She did absolutely everything she set her mind to. She didn’t hold back on love, fights, or life. Kaylee was the ultimate go-getter and constantly wanted an adventure," she added.

She was close friends with fellow victim Madison - who was a senior from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, majoring in marketing and a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.

In May, she uploaded 10 photos of her and Madison on her Instagram to showcase their long-standing friendship, captioning the post: "Swipe to watch me and @maddiemogen grow up together!! happy 21st maddie may."

"I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to be the main character in all my childhood stories. see you at the bars in 14 days, 14 minutes, and 14 seconds, I love you!!!" she added, to which her best friend replied: "I love you more than life! My best friend forever and more."

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The local community in the town of about 26,000 residents is also grieving. A memorial with flowers, candles, and notes was set up on a table in front of the Mad Greek restaurant where Xana and Madison had worked.

The restaurant's owner also shared a tribute on Facebook about the two girls, writing: "Xana and Maddie have been servers here for several years and brought so much joy to our restaurant and all of those they encountered."

The owner added that the restaurant would be closed for a few days so employees, friends, and family could grieve "this incredible loss".

The university revealed that Xana was a junior majoring in marketing from Post Falls, Idaho, and was also a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.

Her sister, Jazzmin, told the Associated Press, via text, that her family was waiting for updates from the investigation. She also said that her sibling was "so happy and loved," adding: "I wish I could have had more time with her."

It has been revealed that Xana was dating fellow victim Ethan, who was a first-year student majoring in recreation, sport, and tourism management.

His father, Jim Chapin, shared a heartbreaking statement to Fox News Digital, before the latest press conference, and said the lack of communication from the police "further compounds our family's agony".

"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 said.

Amid criticism of the cops, on November 16, Chief James Fry revealed to the press 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, per the New York Post,

He contended that while the roommates are not witnesses to the crime, they are "looking at everyone" and seeking a suspect or suspects responsible for the quadruple homicide. They have also advised residents to be vigilant due to the threat still being at large.

Featured image credit: PSL Images / Alamy

University of Idaho student Kaylee Goncalves shared heartbreaking final post hours before death

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By Asiya Ali

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One of the four University of Idaho students who were brutally stabbed to death shared a heartbreaking post on social media hours before her death.

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

In a press release on Tuesday (November 15), police claimed that it was an "isolated and targeted attack" and confirmed that no weapons have been found, but investigators believe that "an edged weapon such as a knife" was used in the killings.

According to Today, Kaylee was a senior from Rathdrum, Idaho, majoring in general studies, and was also a member of Alpha Phi.

Shortly before she was killed, Kaylee shared photos of her and her friends - including the three other victims - on her Instagram account. The post was captioned: "One lucky girl to be surrounded by these people."

Check out her post below:

Her oldest sister, Alivea, released an emotional statement about the family's loss to KREM2, which read: "Kaylee was, is, and will always be our defender and protector."

"She did absolutely everything she set her mind to. She didn’t hold back on love, fights, or life. Kaylee was the ultimate go-getter and constantly wanted an adventure," she added.

She was close friends with fellow victim Madison - who was a senior from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, majoring in marketing and a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.

In May, she uploaded 10 photos of her and Madison on her Instagram to showcase their long-standing friendship, captioning the post: "Swipe to watch me and @maddiemogen grow up together!! happy 21st maddie may."

"I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to be the main character in all my childhood stories. see you at the bars in 14 days, 14 minutes, and 14 seconds, I love you!!!" she added, to which her best friend replied: "I love you more than life! My best friend forever and more."

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Credit: Instagram

The local community in the town of about 26,000 residents is also grieving. A memorial with flowers, candles, and notes was set up on a table in front of the Mad Greek restaurant where Xana and Madison had worked.

The restaurant's owner also shared a tribute on Facebook about the two girls, writing: "Xana and Maddie have been servers here for several years and brought so much joy to our restaurant and all of those they encountered."

The owner added that the restaurant would be closed for a few days so employees, friends, and family could grieve "this incredible loss".

The university revealed that Xana was a junior majoring in marketing from Post Falls, Idaho, and was also a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.

Her sister, Jazzmin, told the Associated Press, via text, that her family was waiting for updates from the investigation. She also said that her sibling was "so happy and loved," adding: "I wish I could have had more time with her."

It has been revealed that Xana was dating fellow victim Ethan, who was a first-year student majoring in recreation, sport, and tourism management.

His father, Jim Chapin, shared a heartbreaking statement to Fox News Digital, before the latest press conference, and said the lack of communication from the police "further compounds our family's agony".

"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 said.

Amid criticism of the cops, on November 16, Chief James Fry revealed to the press 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, per the New York Post,

He contended that while the roommates are not witnesses to the crime, they are "looking at everyone" and seeking a suspect or suspects responsible for the quadruple homicide. They have also advised residents to be vigilant due to the threat still being at large.

Featured image credit: PSL Images / Alamy