Police released a new update in relation to the killing of four students from the University of Idaho saying that some were stabbed in their beds.
Students from the University of Idaho Were Stabbed In their Beds
Latah Coroner told a news outlet on Friday that some of the four students from the University of Idaho were stabbed in their beds. It was first reported that they were found dead in their rented off-campus apartment but no weapons were found during the search and investigation.
Coroner Cathy Mabbutt did not give more details about the fatal death of four students. However, he clarified that previous reports from different news outlets that the four victims have been murdered in their beds were not accurate.
In a published report in CBS News, Mabbutt said the students were killed with a larger knife based on the results of the autopsy. Meanwhile, the Moscow police said the coroner told them the students from the University of Idaho were likely asleep when they were murdered.
He also added that some had defensive wounds and each of them was stabbed multiple times. Police authorities also said that they were no signs of sexual assault.
Suspect in the Heinous Crime
Police officers have not yet identified the suspect in the crime. They admitted that they are following different leads but no weapons used in the killing were found in the house. They also said that there was no forced entry into the house. Police believed that it was a targeted attack.
Police found that all four students from the University of Idaho were all members of fraternities and sororities. Seniors Madison Mogen, 21 years old, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21 years old, of Rathdrum, Idaho; junior Xana Kernodle, 20 years old, of Post Falls, Idaho; and freshman Ethan Chapin, 20 years old, of Mount Vernon, Washington.