4 Idaho College Students Stabbed to Death

Four University of Idaho students were recently murdered in a house off campus near the university’s Greek Row homes. According to Merida McClanahan, Team Idaho Property Management Supervisor, the victims, and their roommates moved into the house on June 5.

What happened?

The Moscow Police Department received a report of an unconscious person around 11:58 a.m. on Nov. 13. Police responded to the call and found four University of Idaho students stabbed to death at a residence on the second and third floors.

Victims Madison Mogen (21), Kaylee Goncalves (21), and Xana Kernodle (20) were roommates who all lived together in the home. Ethan Chapin (20) did not live there but was dating Kernodle.

According to investigators, the time of death was around 3 or 4 a.m. after the victims returned home at about 1:45 a.m.

Two other roommates, who were out separately in Moscow and returned home by 1 a.m. on Nov. 13, were unharmed and had no apparent connections to the stabbings, police said.

Neighbors said they heard some noise from the house on the night of the murders but added that such sounds were not unusual for that neighborhood, which is known for hosting student parties.

Inside the off-campus house. 

McClanahan told Fox News Digital that the residence is a three-story, three-bath, six-bed,single-family home, which students in the area frequently rent out.

The house has two bedrooms and one bathroom on each floor. When you walk through the door on the first floor, you’ll see a bathroom and furnace room with two bedrooms to your right and left.

There are two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen, and a bathroom, on the second floor. A sliding glass door leads from the kitchen to the yard; that door is accessible from the ground floor because the house is situated on a hill. You’ll find two more bedrooms, a bathroom, and a hallway upstairs on the third floor.

McClanahan pointed out that each bedroom is about 20 feet from the next. A third bedroom door leads to a balcony, but you have to walk through the third bedroom to get there. 

The investigation is still underway.

Chief James Fry of the Moscow Police Department told reporters there was no evidence of forced entry at the house.

Police are still searching for a suspect, weapon, and motive weeks after the deaths. They think the attack was targeted but do not know if one or more students, or the residence itself, were the intended targets.