MOSCOW (Idaho) – The Idaho Police Department plans to take personal belongings of four University of Idaho students, who were killed on Nov. 13, from the residence where they lived.
According to a Tuesday press release, the Moscow Police Department stated that the items were “no longer required for the investigation” so they can “be returned” to the relatives of the victims Ethan Chapin (20; Xana Kernodle (20); Kaylee Goncalves (21); and Madison Mogen (21)
“It’s now that we get those things back, that really mean something for those families and hopefully aid with some of their healing,” said James Fry, Chief MPD.
MPD stated that the process would be private in an effort to respect victims’ families. It asked for media and community respect.
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MPD stated that the items would be loaded onto a truck and transported to a safe location until the family can pick them up. These arrangements were made in coordination and with the families. Anybody who is within a few hundred meters of the residence Wednesday morning, is asked to please keep roads clean.”
Detectives are still making progress at the active crime scene in the house where four students were murdered on Nov. 13. According to the department, the MPD and its investigative partners “continue to work with victims’ families on the investigation as well as ongoing developments.”
Detectives have analyzed more than 2,645 tips by email, 2,770 tips by phone, and 1,084 submissions to digital media, but they are still looking for additional information.
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According to the Latah County Coroner, the victims were each fatally stabbed multiple times between 3 a.m. (Nov. 13) and 4 a.m. (Nov. 13). Some of the victims suffered from defensive wounds.
University of Idaho students that left campus during Thanksgiving break were offered the chance to learn remotely from home instead of returning to campus as suspects.
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Police have not yet revealed any motive for the quadruple killing.
Authorities are asking anyone with information about the murders to call 208-883-7180 or [email protected].