A neighbor of the four murdered University of Idaho students has denied online rumors that he could be responsible for the shocking crime – and blasted the “ruthless” social media sleuths behind the dangerous speculation.
Jeremy Reagan, a third-year law student who describes himself as “socially awkward,” has attracted attention on social media for publicly commenting on the stabbing deaths of four friends while they slept in the small university town of Moscow .
“I did not do it. I have nothing to hide I’m willing to provide DNA, fingerprints, anything they need,” Reagan said, outraged said CourtTV on Tuesday.
When asked where he thought the speculation was coming from, Reagan suggested it might be due to his lack of composure during interviews.
“I’m an awkward person by nature, just my manners, the way I speak… my natural person, just a little bit socially awkward, so I might be smiling in places I shouldn’t, I might be making weird hand gestures, if i should the said.
He told NewsNation’s Banfield that people had been “reckless” in their comments and that he contacted a prosecutor when he speculated he had refused to provide DNA samples.
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“Officials came to my home today (Tuesday). They talked to me, they interviewed me. They didn’t bring anything to collect DNA today,” Reagan said on the show.
“They said, ‘If we need you, will you come to the station?’ I said, ‘Absolutely,'” he said, adding that he didn’t know anyone at the off-campus home where the students were killed.
Reagan also admitted that he now carries a gun.
“Just having it with me gives me that extra sense of security, especially now that cyber sniffer dogs come or don’t come,” he told NewsNation.
“They have already contacted my friends and asked questions about me. And who knows if anyone will go as far as to confront me personally,” he added.
Many internet sleuths have described Reagan as “strange.”
“Why is Jeremy Reagan wearing a black bandage on his left hand? I don’t blame him, but that’s just weird. He also doesn’t blink when he says, “No, I went to bed. Just weird” said one user on Twitter.
Another suggested that Reagan might be guilty of the murders, Write that “many perpetrators have interfered with investigations in the past or conducted a number of media interviews about the killings.
“And this guy does just that! That’s one of my many predictions on this case,” the person added.
Last week, Reagan was quoted in The Post describing the house where the students were murdered as a party house.
“There were parties that were pretty loud,” he said. “When I was taking my dog in and out to use the bathroom, I would just walk by, look up and see people in the windows almost every night, probably four or five nights a week.”
The Victims – Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20 – were each stabbed to death by an intruder as they slept in their beds around 3am on November 13.
Police have yet to name a suspect or motive, and the murder weapon is still missing.
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