The father of one of the four University of Idaho students murdered in their home last month said in a new interview that he believes his daughter or her best friend was attacked by her killer.
The heartbroken father of murdered college student Kaylee Goncalves told Fox & Friends that he believes either Kaylee, 21, or her best friend Madison Mogen, also 21, were targeted based on their whereabouts in the three-story home, which is the likely entry point of the killer.
Steven Goncalves said “common sense” and “logic” suggest one of the two was the intended victim because they were killed in a bed on the third floor of the house when police said the suspect had entered the house through a backshift enter second floor.
“Me, [the killer] don’t have to go upstairs,” he said. “His entry and exit are available without having to go upstairs or downstairs…I use the logic that he chose to go there when he didn’t have to.”
Investigators initially said they believed the Nov. 13 attack, in which the two college seniors, her 20-year-old roommate Xana Kernodle and her 20-year-old boyfriend Ethan Chapin, were stabbed to death at their off-campus home was a targeted crime .
However, on Wednesday they retracted that claim, saying detectives do not currently know if the home or any of the victims were specifically attacked.
“I’m just putting the dots together,” Steve Goncalves told Fox & Friends hosts after a previous interview with the network, in which he said the way his daughter and Mogen were killed “didn’t add up “.
“I’ll get straight to the point — her causes of death are not consistent,” he told Fox News on Saturday.
“Your damage points don’t match.”
Steve Goncalves said he couldn’t say if he thought his daughter or Mogen were the intended target based on their apparently different injuries when asked about his previous comments on Fox & Friends.
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‘” I asked permission to do just that, and [investigators] said no,” he said. “I’ve probably given away too much information they wish I hadn’t said, but the story is getting cold.”
Kaylee Goncalves and Mogen, who were best friends for years, were sleeping in the same bed in a third floor bedroom when they were killed.
Kernodle and Chapin were slaughtered together in a bed on the second floor where the rear sliding door was.
Two other roommates who slept on the ground floor of the Moscow home were unharmed and likely slept through the bloodbath, police said.
“Looks like [the killer] probably not gone down,” said Steve Goncalves. “We don’t know for sure, but he’s obviously gone upstairs. So I’m going with the logic that he chose to go there when he didn’t have to.
Three weeks after the quadruple murder, the police have not named any suspects or motives for the senseless crime.
https://nypost.com/2022/12/05/idaho-student-kaylee-goncalves-dad-steven-goncalves-says-daughter-or-friend-was-targeted/ Idaho student Kaylee Goncalves’ father Steven Goncalves says daughter or boyfriend was targeted