A Idaho lawmaker foresaw “collapsing enrollment” in the University of Idaho without police solving the quadruple murder that occurred three weeks ago at an out-of-campus residence.
“I believe it will be a disaster if they don’t solve it. I am very concerned about the possibility of U of I enrollment dropping. My daughter is best friends with someone there. I know people who are there and don’t want to go back,” Idaho House Majority Leader Ilana Rubel said Tuesday, a Democrat representing parts of Boise.
“I believe they will see collapsing enrollment. They will see people moving out. No parent wants their children to be in a place where they can face such horror. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. It’s every child’s worst nightmare. They must find the perpetrator.
Idaho Governor Brad Little provided $1 million in emergency state funds to the investigation. The murders are being investigated by more than 100 police officers, which includes 13 investigators and 15 troopers of the Idaho State Police. Evidence testing has been prioritized by the state’s forensic service lab.
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Police have yet to identify a suspect or locate a murder weapon in the murders Kaylee Goncalves (21), Madison Mogen (21), Xana Kernodle (20), and Ethan Chapin (20).
It has a student population of approximately 11,500, and Moscow boasts about 25,000.
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According to the school, 25 to 40% of the student population have not returned to campus since Nov. 13’s murders. If students want to continue their fall semester online, professors will be available to help them.
As the fourth week of the investigation begins, police have asked campus residents to report any unusual behavior.
Moscow police stated that your information, regardless of its significance, could be the key to solving these crimes.
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A spokesperson from the University of Idaho didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.