Homicide investigation underway after deaths of 4 University of Idaho students

Homicide investigation underway after deaths of 4 University of Idaho students

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho (U of I) community was rocked on Sunday, Nov. 13, when four people were found dead near campus in a suspected homicide.

The four victims were later confirmed to be U of I students, identified as Madison Mogen (21), Kaylee GonCalves (21), Xana Kernodle (20), and Ethan Chapin (20).

The Moscow Police Department (MPD) has not released details of the incident, but they say there is no threat to the public at this time.

Although MPD did not release details, Moscow Mayor Art Bettge said he believed it was a “crime of passion”.

In a statement about the incident, Bettge said: “This tragedy reminds us that senseless acts of violence can happen anywhere, anytime, and we are not immune to such occurrences here in our own community. Today we mourn those who have been lost and those they leave behind. Let’s come together to support each other and be there for each other as we grieve as a community.”

Family and friends of the victims have shared countless memories and tributes online. Goncalves’ family are also calling for the online speculation to stop, saying, “We all have social media. We see all the comments. The misinformation being disseminated is unfair to everyone involved.

A vigil will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m., but the location has not yet been determined. The community is invited to pay their respects and remember the four lives lost on Sunday.

Last updated November 14 at 5 p.m.

The four students killed near the University of Idaho have been identified.


The four students killed near the University of Idaho have been identified.

Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee GonCalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, and Xana Kernodle, 20, were found dead Nov. 13.

At the moment the investigation is ongoing

Updated Nov. 14 at 11 a.m.

Four people killed in Moscow on Sunday have been confirmed to be University of Idaho (U of I) students.

University President Scott Green announced the news on Sunday evening in a notice that all classes will be closed on Monday, November 14 out of respect for the loss. “It is with profound sadness that I share with you that the university was informed today of the deaths of four University of Idaho students living off campus who were allegedly victims of homicide,” a- he declared. The families of the students have been notified.

Classes will resume normal hours on Tuesday, November 15. Students affected by the loss are encouraged to use U of I resources as needed, including the Counseling and Testing Center on the third floor of Mary Forney Hall, or by calling 208-885-6716 for help. assistance. If calling in the evening or on weekends, press option 3. Students can also visit the Dean of Students’ office at TLC 232 for assistance.

Immediate walk-in consultation support will be available Mondays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the fourth floor of ISUB.

The Moscow Police Department (MPD) is still investigating the incident and does not believe there is currently an active threat to the community. Further details will be released as they become available.

If anyone has any information related to the case and has not yet spoken to police, call MPD at 208-882-2677.

Last updated November 13 at 9:30 p.m.

Four people were killed in an apparent homicide in Moscow on Sunday, according to the Moscow Police Department. MPD continues its investigation.

Officers responded to a call on King Road around noon for an unconscious person. Upon arrival, officers discovered four bodies.

The Moscow Police Department has asked anyone who may have information to call the Moscow Police Department at (208) 882-COPS.

MPD said it would release more information when next of kin are notified.

Update: November 13 at 5 p.m.

The Moscow Police Department is investigating a homicide on King Road near the University of Idaho (UI) campus.

The UI sent an emergency text message saying the suspect is not known. The alerts urged nearby residents to avoid the area and stay put.

This is breaking news and will be updated as we learn more.

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