“We do not have a suspect at this time, and we cannot say there is no threat to the community”
A few days ago, we posted a Quick Take about the deaths of four students at the University of Idaho. New details have emerged, making it a bigger story than previously thought.
The deaths have been confirmed as homicides, and federal law enforcement is now involved in the investigation.
FOX News reports:
Elite FBI unit joins probe into University of Idaho murders, students remembered
An elite Federal Bureau of Investigations unit has joined the search for the suspect who allegedly killed four University of Idaho students on early Sunday morning.
Four University of Idaho students, Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were killed inside a King Street home in Moscow, Idaho between the hours of 3 and 4:00 a.m. on Sunday, according to Moscow Mayor Art Bettge.
Police found the four deceased students while responding to an unconscious person call on Sunday at 11:58 a.m.
Officials said on Tuesday in a press release that the suspect used an “edged weapon such as a knife” in the attack against the students. Investigators believe that the incident was “an isolated, targeted attack” with “no imminent threat to the community at large.”
Coroner Cathy Mabbutt told Fox News that the same knife was likely used as the weapon in killing all four victims…
During Wednesday’s press conference, Moscow Police Department Chief James Fry said that two roommates were inside the house when the four victims were killed on early Sunday morning.
The two roommates were “unhurt,” according to Fry, who didn’t add if the individuals were witnesses to the attack…
“We do not have a suspect at this time, and we cannot say there is no threat to the community,” Fry said. “There is a threat out there, possibly.”
Here’s a video report:
According to CNN, some students are leaving campus out of fear:
‘We’re leaving as fast as we can’: University of Idaho reels with unease days after killing of 4 students and no suspect identified
Five days after four University of Idaho students were found stabbed in their off-campus home last weekend, a deep sense of apprehension and grief is affecting the community as authorities work to identify a suspect.
The university’s often-packed parking lots had many empty spots Thursday after scores of students decided to return home or leave the area after the quadruple homicide last weekend shocked the college town of Moscow, Idaho.
“Everybody kind of just went back home because they’re scared. … It’s definitely uneasy on campus right now,” student Nathan Tinno told CNN.
This video contains some grisly details:
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This will likely remain a national news story until a suspect is identified and caught.
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