Idaho students murders latest: College students’ autopsies released as surviving roommates may be ‘key’ to solving case

Video shows mystery man with slain Idaho students

Autopsy findings have been released for the four University of Idaho students murdered in an off-campus home, officially ruling their deaths homicides by stabbing.

Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt confirmed that each victim suffered multiple stab wounds with “a larger knife”, describing their injuries as “pretty extensive”.

DNA samples have been taken from the crime scene as the hunt for the killer or killers continues, with no suspects named and no arrests made five days into the investigation.

Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were found dead inside a home in the small college town of Moscow, Idaho, at around midday on Sunday.

Police were called to the home to a report of an unconscious individual and arrived to find the horror crime scene. Two surviving roommates were in the home at the time of the killings and were still there when officers arrived.

Idaho State Police spokesman Aaron Snell said that the two female students could be “the key to this whole thing”.

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Victims suffered ‘multiple, extensive’ stab wounds from ‘large knife’, autopsy finds

The students killed in a horror attack in an off-campus home suffered “multiple” stab wounds from a “large knife”, according to the local coroner – as she revealed that DNA samples have been collected from the crime scene.

Autopsy findings for Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were released on Thursday, officially ruling their deaths homicides by stabbing.

Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt confirmed that each victim was stabbed multiple times, describing their wounds as “pretty extensive” and revealing that they bled out inside their student home.

“It’s pretty traumatic when there’s four dead college students … who’ve been stabbed to death in one location,” she said.

The Independent’s Rachel Sharp has the story:

Andrea Blanco18 November 2022 19:41

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Boyfriend of victim has had world ‘turned upside down’

The boyfriend of one of the murdered University of Idaho students has had his world “turned upside down” by her brutal slaying – which came just days before the young couple planned to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday together.

Madison Mogen, 21, had been in a relationship with fellow Idaho university student Jake Schriger for around a year.

His mother, Stacy Schriger, described the young couple as being like “peanut butter and jelly” and the pair often posted loving photos of each other on their social media accounts.

On Sunday, Mogen was brutally stabbed to death along with three friends inside her college home, in an attack that officials are describing as “personal”.

The Independent‘s Rachel Sharp has the story:

Andrea Blanco18 November 2022 19:22

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Students likely killed in their sleep

The Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt said on Friday that the victims were all found in bed.

Ms Mabutt told Newsnation that it was very likely they were sleeping at the time of the attack.

Autopsies were completed on the bodies of their four victims, with the results being released on Thursday.

All the victims were stabbed to death. They were stabilized in their chest and upper body.

The Independent has the full story:

Andrea Blanco18 November 2022 18:59

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Crime was ‘personal,’ coroner says

Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt called the crimes personal and noted that some of the wounds found in the victims could have been defensive.

She added that no signs of sexual assault were found in the bodies.

Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen and Ethan Chapin were killed in the brutal attack on Sunday.

Andrea Blanco18 November 2022 18:41

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Victim’s sister says time is of the essence in murder investigation

Speaking with Newsnation host Chris Cuomo, Alivea Goncalves said that although she doesn’t blame authorities in the little town of Moscow, she believes critical time is being wasted as few details in the investigation are disclosed to the public.

Her sister, Kaylee Goncalves, was one of four University of Idaho students brutally murdered on Sunday.

“I don’t want to impede on anything. But I want more people speaking out. And if that takes the police to push that agenda, that’s fine,” Ms Goncalves said.

“But unfortunately, I feel like it’s been me and the families pushing that agenda. And that’s been really difficult,” Alivea added.

Andrea Blanco18 November 2022 18:18

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Victims found in beds and likely ‘sleeping’ when killer struck

The university of Idaho students murdered in a brutal knife attack were “likely sleeping” when the killer struck, according to the local coroner.

Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt told NewsNation that the four victims were found in their beds when police responded to a 911 call at the property on Sunday.

“It has to be somebody that is pretty angry in order to stab four people to death,” she said.

Rachel Sharp18 November 2022 17:50

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Boyfriend of Idaho university student has had world ‘turned upside down’ by her murder

The boyfriend of one of the murdered University of Idaho students has had his world “turned upside down” by her brutal slaying – which came just days before the young couple planned to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday together.

Madison Mogen, 21, had been in a relationship with fellow Idaho university student Jake Schriger for around a year.

His mother Stacy Schriger described the young couple as being like “peanut butter and jelly” and the pair often posted loving photos of each other on their social media accounts.

On Sunday, Mogen was brutally stabbed to death along with three friends inside her college home, in an attack that officials are describing as “personal”.

The Independent‘s Rachel Sharp has the full story:

Rachel Sharp18 November 2022 17:28

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No sign of sexual assault

Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt confirmed that there was no sign of sexual assault on any of the victims of the brutal knife attack.

Some of the victims did have defensive wounds and the injuries were all “pretty extensive”, she said, adding that it caused the victims to bleed out into the home.

She added that it was not possible to determine from the injuries the order in which the four victims were attacked but officials are using “other text messages and other technology” to try to build up a timeline, she said.

She told local outlet Idaho News that the autopsies did reveal one thing: “It’s personal.”

Rachel Sharp18 November 2022 17:01

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University of Idaho victim’s injuries ‘show she fought killer’ as officials say attack ‘was personal’

One of the University of Idaho students murdered in her college home fought her killer to the very end in a brutal knife attack that officials are describing as “personal”.

Autopsy findings, released on Thursday, revealed that Xana Kernodle, 20, Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were all stabbed multiple times with a large knife – sustaining injuries that caused them to bleed out inside the home.

The deaths have been ruled homicides with the killer or killers still at large five days on from the slayings that have sent shockwaves across the small college town of Moscow, Idaho.

Kernodle’s devastated father Jeffrey Kernodle said that his daughter’s injuries showed how she desperately tried to fight off the person who killed her, her boyfriend and two friends in the horror attack.

“Bruises, torn by the knife. She’s a tough kid. Whatever she wanted to do, she could do it,” he told CBS5.

The Independent‘s Rachel Sharp has the full story:

Rachel SharpNov 18, 2022 4:41 p.m.

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Victim’s boyfriend’s ‘world has been turned upside down’

The boyfriend of one of the murdered University of Idaho students has had his world “turned upside down” following her brutal slaying – which came just days before the young couple planned to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday together.

Madison Mogen, 21, had been in a relationship with fellow Idaho university student Jake Schriger for around a year and the pair often posted loving photos of each other on their social media pages.

His mother Stacy Schriger told The New York Post that the young couple were like “peanut butter and jelly”. Now the grieving boyfriend’s “world has been turned upside down,” she said.

Mogen and Mr Schriger were planning to go to Ms Schriger’s home for Thanksgiving later this month, she added.

“We were expecting her for Thanksgiving,” she said. “Whenever we talked on the phone, she always said, ‘I love you.’”

Rachel Sharp18 November 2022 16:10

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