Today’s hapless Idaho police force asked for the public’s help to solve the brutal murder of four students murdered on November 13, insisting they were doing a lot behind the scenes — despite having no suspects and no leads, while simultaneously refusing themselves to give new details of the case they’d made. The country was shocked.
Maddie Mougin, Kylie Goncalves, Zana Kernodel, and Ethan Chapin were brutally murdered in the early hours of November 13 at their home in Moscow, Idaho.
They have been stabbed several times with a long knife – but the police have not yet recovered the weapon or provided any form of update that might lead to the crime being solved.
A press conference was scheduled for Wednesday, and the country’s media, not to mention the grieving families of the victims, were eagerly awaiting it.
But the procession of police chiefs and captains who spoke at the press conference did not yield any new information.
Captain Roger Lanier (left) of the Moscow Police Department and Police Chief Jim Fry spoke at a news conference Wednesday but had no new information to share.
Maddie Mougin, Kylie Goncalves, Zana Kernodel, and Ethan Chapin were brutally murdered in the early hours of November 13 at their home in Moscow, Idaho. Dylan Mortensen (left) and Bethany Funk (right) were inside but survived
Murder House in Moscow, Idaho. The murdered roommates Kylie Goncalves and Madison Maugin were found in their beds upstairs. College sweethearts Ethan Chapin and Zanna Kernodel were found in a bedroom on the second floor, while survivors Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke slept on the first floor.
Frustrated by questions from the media, they admitted withholding information—such as why they believed the attack was “targeted”—and told reporters, “You have to trust us.”
Police have yet to find evidence that Kylie has a stalker – as she told her friends – but they said they are still “working on it.”
Police officers confirmed that the victims were found on the second and third floors of the home, but refused to say whether the attacker visited the basement where the two surviving housemates were believed to be staying at the time of the attack.
DailyMail.com today revealed more information on where each victim was found.
Moscow police have ruled these two roommates out as suspects and refuse to release their names.
They confirmed today that they have excluded the following persons from being considered as suspects;
- The two remaining roommates who called 911
- The young man who was seen on video from a food truck with Kylie and Maddie an hour before the murder
- Kylie’s ex-boyfriend, Jacques Duqueur
- The Uber driver who took Kylie and Maddie home
They also said they found no evidence that Kylie had a stalker – even though she had told friends about it in the weeks leading up to her death.
The only fact revealed by the police today is that the victims were not bound or gagged.
Cops are also refusing to release the suspicious 911 call, made hours after the death, in which the dispatcher spoke to “several” people.
Excluded: Jack Duquerre, Kylie’s ex-boyfriend, whom she called several times the night of the murder. Also excluded is the man pictured on the right, who was visiting a food truck with Kylie and Maddie about an hour before her death.
However, they took advantage of Wednesday’s press conference to defend their “behind the scenes” work.
“There’s a lot going on behind the scenes – there’s a lot going on behind the scenes that can’t be discussed.
Police said they found no evidence of Kylie being stalked – although she did complain to friends about it. They did not mention their dog, Murphy, who was in the house at the time of the murders but survived
“We understand you want answers, and we want answers too, but it takes time.
“We feel we owe it to the remaining families to have this right.
“We are not willing to sacrifice speed for quality. We collected 103 pieces of evidence, took nearly 4,000 photos, did 3D scans of the dwelling, processed more than 1,000 pieces of evidence in total and conducted 150 interviews…
I hope that gives a sense of the complexity of this investigation.
“We ask you to be patient while this investigation progresses,” said Colonel Wells.
Lid. Lanier added: “We must maintain the integrity of the investigation.
‘Release [what we know] It can overwhelm us with a lot of information that may or may not be relevant.
“We want more information, but we don’t want to jeopardize our investigation by releasing what we have.
“There is a balance between what you want to release and what you want to collect.
“Honestly, you have to trust us,” he said.
Last week, victims’ families criticized the slow police response to the investigation and urged them to be more honest about what they know.
“I want more coverage, I want more work. I want more people to talk.”
“We lose important time. I want more coverage, I want more work,” she said during an appearance with Chris Cuomo on NewsNation.
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