Lawmaker suggests that the University of Idaho could experience a ‘collapsing enrollment’ without police solving student murders.

Idaho House Minority Leader Ilana Rubel predicted "collapsing enrollment" at the University of Idaho unless police solve the recent quadruple homicide near campus.

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.

Flowers at an improvised Memorial at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho Monday 21 November 2022 for four of its students who were killed on November 13. (Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)

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.


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).

University of Idaho murder victims Ethan Chapin (20); Xana Kernodle (20); Madison Mogen (21); and Kaylee Goncalves (21). (Jazzmin Kernodle via Instagram/ @kayleegoncalves).

It has a student population of approximately 11,500, and Moscow boasts about 25,000.


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.

After four of their coeds were killed before Thanksgiving 2022 , students walk around the University of Idaho campus . (Derek Shaked for Fox News Digital).

After the quadruple murders of four students at the University of Idaho, a security truck was seen on the campus. (Stephanie Pagones / Fox News Digital)

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.

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