Police in Idaho continue to comb over grisly crime scene as they seek tips in quadruple homicide
November 24, 2022 at 07:13
CNN —Police in Idaho will be working through the Thanksgiving holiday on their investigation into the killings of four University of Idaho students that has yet to reveal a suspect or a murder weapon, according to officials.
We’ve come and conducted multiple 3D scans of the residence,” said Idaho State Patrol Col. Kedrick Wills, who asked the public for patience as the investigation continues.
The town of Moscow, which houses the University of Idaho’s main campus, has not faced a murder since 2015, and residents and students have been deeply affected by the brutal killings.
The size of the university’s security force has also been increased, according to school officials, and faculty have been asked to prepare remote learning options.
“Maybe we’ve should, as a community, have always been doing that,” Moscow Police Capt.
“No bit of information is too small and every tip will be pursued,” Moscow Police Chief James Fry said Wednesday.
Police will continue to put “all of our resources into investigating these murders,” Lanier said, adding that personnel will work through the Thanksgiving holiday.
Two roommates who were home at the time were unharmed, and police say they do not believe the two were involved.
Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle had also arrived at the house after attending a party at Chapin’s Sigma Chi fraternity house earlier that night.
Autopsy reports show they were stabbed multiple times “and were likely asleep during the attack,” he added.
A fixed-blade knife may have been used in the killings, Moscow police say, and local businesses have been contacted to determine if any recent purchases have been made.
“We’re anticipating a large turnout of community members as well as university members – students, staff, faculty and staff at that particular event,” said Green.