Law enforcement is investigating University of Idaho Murders were seen searching the woods behind the house where the four students were found dead last Sunday.
Local investigators in Moscow, Idaho were seen looking through bushes behind the house on King Road. Federal authorities were also at the scene, photos from the scene show.
Investigators were apparently scouring the woods to get an idea of what an attacker would have seen if they had been hiding in the woods.
The search comes hours before Moscow Police Department Chief James Fry will hold a press conference Sunday afternoon in the alumni lounge inside the Idaho Central Credit Union on the campus of the school. This is the second press conference held by the police department, KREM 2 reported.
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Investigators were also seen driving through a white Chevrolet sedan on Sunday, which was parked in front of the house.
Roommates Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, were fatally stabbed early last Sunday morning, November 13, between 3 and 4 morning hours in Moscow, according to authorities.
Police have yet to identify a suspect in the case or locate a the murder weapon. Authorities, however, have ruled out a handful of people as potential suspects, including two other housemates who were at home during the murders.
Mogen and Goncalves were seen in a food truck shortly before their deaths and were later driven home by a “private party”, according to police. Police said on Saturday they investigated the driver who took Mogen and Goncalves home, but “do not believe he was involved in this crime.”
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A man who was seen in video footage near the food truck has also been ruled out as a suspect.
The Moscow Police Department is leading the investigation, with the help of about 50 FBI agents as well as state police and other local law enforcement agencies.
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Kaylee Goncalves’ parents told Fox News in an interview on Saturday night that it will take “a long time” for authorities to process the evidence they have gathered over the past week.
“They’re telling us there’s so much evidence that it’s going to take a long time to process it all,” Steve Goncalves, Kaylee’s father, told Fox News. “Lawrence Jones Cross Country”. “It wasn’t like a one-off crime. This person was sloppy.”
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The killer “made a mess. And there’s a mess out there. And they’re going to have to go through it step by step, and it’s going to take a long time. That’s why they contacted other facilities for the help with this lab work,” the grieving father added.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Moscow police at 208-883-7054 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.