Inside the Idaho home where four college students were murdered
This seemingly ordinary Idaho home now has a brutal history attached to it.
And that’s because, entering the second week of the investigation into the brutal murders of four University of Idaho students – which occurred inside this property – the killer remains at large.
At a press conference on Sunday, the Moscow Police Department pleaded for patience as they still believe the attack was targeted.
Three of the victims – Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; and Xana Kernodle, 20, lived in the house where the November 13 attack occurred. The fourth victim, Ethan Chapin, 20, was there to visit his girlfriend Xana at the time. police suspect they were stabbed to death around 3 or 4 a.m. after they got home around 1:45 a.m.
Two other housemates, Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke, were in the house during the murders but survived the mad knife attack. While it might seem strange that the other roommates weren’t aware of what happened when they woke up the next morning, the layout of the house reveals why.
Comprised of six bedrooms and three bathrooms, the home spans 2,300 square feet and has three floors. The murders took place on the second and third floors of the house. It is likely that the two roommates who survived the attack were on the first floor.
The home was last rented in June for $2,495 per month, with each level comprising two bedrooms and a bathroom.
Police said they do not believe anyone in the home at the time of the 911 call was involved in the crime.
“One of the best on-campus housing options available! – Sought-after location within walking/biking/driving distance to campus and Greek Row,” the previous listing reads.
Completely renovated during 2018, the kitchen received new cabinets, counters and appliances, newly renovated bathrooms and new hardwood floors.