Travis Juetten’s mother speaks out after cops visual link to Idaho murders

The mother of one Oregon man who was fatally stabbed said she hoped the case would finally be solved after police said they were looking into its possible links to the brutal stabbing murders of four University of Idaho students.

“I want answers for all of them. If law enforcement can work together and solve both cases, that would be the best Christmas present ever,” Myra Juetten says The Independent Thursday.

The grieving mother made her comments a day after Moscow Police Chief James Frye was asked if his department was ‘investigating a possible link’ to the attack on Travis and Jamilyn Juetten in Salem on August 13 2021.

Frye confirmed that last year’s attack, in which Jamilyn was stabbed 19 times, was on his team’s radar.

Travis Juetten, 26, and his wife Jamilyn Juetten, 24, were victims of a knife attack at their home in 2021.
Marion County Sheriff’s Office

“Were looking at every avenue and we have other agencies reaching out to us with other cases and things that we’re going to follow up on,” he told reporters.

Travis, 26, died trying to fight off a masked intruder who also attacked his 24-year-old wife as they slept at the Silverton home at 3am, police said.

Juetten told The Independent she was surprised to hear Frye’s comments about a possible connection, saying she had not been contacted by authorities in Idaho.

“I heard at the press conference the other day that they were exploring it or that they were aware of it – that’s the first time I knew,” she told the media.

“I had hope because it’s been a year and a half and we have nothing,” she said, adding that she couldn’t understand why anyone would want to murder her son, who was “the sweetest, kindest, most loving person.”

Juetten noted similarities between the two cases, which both involved a person armed with a knife breaking into a house and attacking victims as they slept in their beds.

As in the Idaho case, the killer struck while other people were home at the time.

A friend planning to babysit the cat for the couple, who were to fly to Hawaii the next day, reportedly scared the attacker, according to KOIN 6.

Police said they still have no suspects in the stabbing deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20 and Madison Mogen, 21 in the early hours of November 13.

All were likely sleeping at the time on the second and third floors of the house, police said. Two roommates and one dog belonging to one of the roommates were spared by the killer.

Juetten revealed to The Independent that a pet dog also remained unharmed in her son’s home when he was killed.

“I think there are a lot of similarities in the case, but I can’t say for sure if they are or not. [connected],” she says.

“My heart breaks for the parents of these four young adults,” Juetten said. “It’s very, very difficult to lose a child so brutally without answers. My heart breaks for them.”

She added, “I hope law enforcement not only solves Travis’ case, but also finds the killer of these four beautiful people.”

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