A week after the deadly stabbing of four University of Idaho students, the Moscow Police Department will hold its second press conference Sunday, police said, and law enforcement officials also released some new details Saturday night.
More importantly, police cleared another person during the homicide investigation and also revealed that the 911 call from inside the apartment came from the cell phones of one of the two surviving roommates.
The four victims at the beginning of Sunday, November. 13, killing U of I adults Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum; junior Xana Kernodle, 20, of Post Falls; and freshman Ethan Chapin, 20, of Mount Vernon, Washington.
The Moscow police said about it Facebook post On Saturday, detectives investigated the driver who dropped off Mogen and Goncalves until 2 a.m. last Sunday and “do not believe he was involved in this crime.”
Police also revealed that the victims’ bodies were found on the second and third floors of the six-bedroom apartment, and confirmed a report by one of Goncalves’ sisters about phone calls from Mogen and Kylee Goncalves to a male friend after 2 a.m.
Police said the information is “part of an ongoing investigation.”
Police said this week that the two surviving roommates were not involved in the crime. According to the authorities, these two people were alone in Moscow on the night of Saturday, November 12, and returned home at around 1:00 a.m. on November 13.
Police said they have increased surveillance of homes and businesses “within a geographic area” on West Taylor Avenue (northbound), West Palouse River Drive (south), the 2700 block of US 95-2700 (east) and the Arboretum and Botanical Garden (west). . . The appointment is from 3 to 6 in the morning on November 13.
The news conference will be held Sunday at 3:00 PM Pacific Time in ICCU Arena Alumni Hall on the University of Idaho campus. The first police media conference since the killing didn’t come until Wednesday and was held at a much smaller venue where reporters had to be turned away.