Police find no evidence the slain University of Idaho student had a stalker

Police officials have been unable to confirm reports that one of the University of Idaho students killed, 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves, was being stalked.

“Investigators have extensively reviewed information received that Kaylee Goncalves has a stalker,” the Moscow Police Department said in an update on the investigation on Tuesday evening. “They have traced hundreds of pieces of information on this subject and have not been able to verify or identify any stalker.”

Police made the announcement after law enforcement officials said earlier Tuesday that they were investigating reports that Goncalves had a stalker.

“We are aware of and are investigating these various reports,” Idaho State Police spokesman Aaron Snell told ABC News.

More than a week after Goncalves and three other students — Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Madison Mogen, 21 — were stabbed while they slept in their off-campus home, police have not arrested any suspects.

Snell said he remained “optimistic” that detectives will crack the case soon – as the Moscow community lives in fear as the killer is still at large.

“Somewhere out there is a piece of evidence that will help us solve this case,” he said.

“We keep working hard and want the community to know what we’re doing,” he added.

Kaylee Goncalves

Police said Kaylee Goncalves had no stalker.

Officials are investigating a homicide at an apartment complex south of the University of Idaho campus on Sunday, November 13, 2022.  Four people were found dead on King Road near the campus, according to a Moscow City press release released on Sunday afternoon.

Officials are investigating the Nov. 13 murder at the condominium complex south of the University of Idaho.

Kaylee’s parents, Steve and Kristi Goncalves, said police told them the killer had been “careless” and left a mess of evidence. Police said it appeared the victims were assaulted, although the motive remains unclear.

“It was a complex and horrific crime that will take time to solve,” Moscow Police Chief James Fry warned on Monday.

“We think they’re being targeted because we’re taking into account all the circumstances that we’re looking at. Do we know of a person who has been targeted?” Fry also said. “Based on our investigation, we cannot say that at this time, but we still believe in it.”

Here’s the latest coverage of the brutal murders of four college friends:

Police have received over 600 leads and conducted dozens of interviews as investigators from various agencies invaded the city of about 25,000.

Former FBI agent Brad Garrett told ABC News that the killer or killers may have been familiar with the layout of the three-story home, which neighbors described as a “party house.”

The four students were all killed between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. while their other two surviving roommates slept in another part of the house, police said.

“It tells me someone came into the house with a level of comfort — that they probably knew their way around the house,” Garrett said.

Last photo of the victims, taken just hours before their untimely deaths.  The four University of Idaho students found dead in off-campus accommodation were identified Monday as Madison Mogen, 21, top left, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, bottom left, Ethan Chapin, 20, center, and Xana Kernodle ( 20) identified on the right.
The last photo of the victims, taken just hours before their deaths.

The roommates, Bethany Funke and Dylan Mortensen, found their murdered friends and called the police just before noon on November 13.

“Several people spoke to the 911 dispatcher before a Moscow police officer arrived at the scene,” officials said. “Officials entered the residence and found the four victims on the second and third floors.”

Garrett told ABC investigators to broaden their search beyond the victims’ immediate circle of friends and family.

“They have to start expanding to people that they’ve only had a casual relationship with,” he said.

https://nypost.com/2022/11/22/police-find-no-evidence-slain-university-of-idaho-student-had-stalker/ Police find no evidence the slain University of Idaho student had a stalker


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