According to a local report, authorities are searching for a “Rambo-style knife” in connection with the grisly murders of four University of Idaho student.
According to Scott Jutte of Moscow Building Supply, the general manager, the Idaho Statesman heard Wednesday that officers had visited the shop more than once, asking if any Ka-Bar knives had been sold.
Jutte stated in an interview with the local newspaper that they were specifically asking if we had Ka-Bar-style knives. We don’t.
“If we had done, we could have reviewed surveillance footage. The manager said that it was not something I could do to help them.
He said that a police officer was most recently at the home improvement store Monday.
According to police, Ethan Chapin (20 years old), Madison Mogen (21) and Kaylee Goncalves (21) were stabbed with an “edged weapons” to their deaths on Sunday morning.
Police responded to a 911 call reporting that there was an unconscious person at the King Road, where the victims lived together with their two female roommates. Authorities have not identified a person of concern and have no suspect in custody.
Fox was told by Coroner Cathy Mabbutt that all four students were likely to have been killed with the same knife. This week’s autopsy results are expected.
Moscow Police Capt. Anthony Dahlinger declined to speak with Jutte about the interview or the search for the murder weapon.
Ka-Bar knives measure 6 inches in length and are “similar to Rambo’s knife,” Jutte stated. They feature a blade on one end and a serrated edge the other. According to the website, the combat knife was issued in 1940 by the U.S. Marine Corps.
Later, the knife was adopted by the Marines and the Navy, Coast Guard, and Underwater Demolition Teams.
According to the company, survivalists and outdoormen use these knives extensively.
James Fry, Chief of Moscow Police, stated Wednesday that investigators are following every lead, and believed it to be an isolated, targeted attack, based on evidence at the scene.
He advised locals to “be vigilant” because the “individual still out there”.
Haley Chi–Sing contributed to the report.