University of Idaho Murders Versus Ted Bundy Murders
The disturbing killing of four University of Idaho students on November 13 bears an uncanny resemblance to two previous massacres in college towns — including serial killer Ted Bundy’s infamous rampage more than four decades ago.
Retired criminal investigator Matt Hogan told Fox News that the Idaho murders were “strikingly similar” to the events of January 15, 1978, when Ted Bundy broke into Florida State University’s Chi Omega home in Tallahassee.
“Bundy was aware of the victims at the house and it was some kind of insane attack with extreme violence,” Hoggatt explained.
Bundy — by then a prolific serial killer who is said to have kidnapped and murdered over 30 women, often raping their corpses — fatally beat and strangled two Chi Omega sisters and left two others badly injured before moving on to the nearby basement apartment . A fifth victim also survived but remained permanently deaf.
“Bundy enjoyed the chase and the climax to the point of murder. He enjoyed the anticipation and the planning, and that’s what it looks like here,” Hoggatt said.
Idaho police and the FBI are still hunting for the killers of college students Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, all of whom were stabbed to death in a seemingly unprovoked attack at their home off campus in Moscow in the early hours of the morning from November 13th. They have yet to release a suspect’s name or find a murder weapon.
Bundy — who was eventually executed in Florida in 1989 — isn’t the only killer terrorizing a college town in the Sunshine State.
Joseph Scott Morgan, a professor of applied forensics at Jacksonville State University, told Fox that the Moscow massacre reminded him of Danny Rolling, the so-called “Gainesville Ripper,” who killed five University of Florida students in four days in August 1990 murdered.
“These were knives that were in a college town but in off-campus homes, and Rolling went into those homes that had more than one occupant,” Morgan explained.
In addition to robbing his victims, Rolling taunted the police by leaving their bodies in crude poses. His reign of terror inspired the 1996 horror film Scream.
Both the Rolling crimes and the University of Idaho murders are “extremely risky,” Morgan said.
“But that’s all speculation,” he clarified. “All that really matters right now is catching that person,” he said, referring to the hunt for the Idaho killer.
Despite Hoggatt and Morgan’s comparisons, retired FBI profiler Jim Clemente has dismissed the idea that the Moscow killer is a serial robber like Bundy or Rolling.
“If it was a serial killer, I would expect him to kill everyone in the house, so I believe that was a targeted attack, very different from Bundy, who was a random attack,” Clemente told Fox. Investigators in Moscow previously confirmed the attack was “personal”; Two other housemates were unharmed and reportedly did not hear about the killings.
Speaking to The Post on Wednesday, Clemente insisted the killer was likely a “younger” man with whom at least one of the victims was familiar.
“Going into a dwelling with six young adults, each of whom might have a knife or a gun or a cell phone to call the police, is extremely risky unless you know the circumstances inside,” he argued.
On Thursday, Moscow police are investigating a possible link between the Nov. 13 killings and the unsolved double stabbing of an Oregon couple last year.
“We’re looking at every avenue and we have other agencies that come to us with other cases and things that we will follow up on,” Police Commissioner James Fry said on Wednesday.
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