Murder Investigation Launched After Four University of Idaho Students Found Dead

Police have launched a murder investigation after four University of Idaho students were found dead at a property about a mile from the campus.

The Moscow Police Department said that the four students were victims of homicide
The Moscow Police Department said that the four students were victims of homicide

The Moscow Police Department confirmed that they were treating the deaths as "homicides", and on Monday revealed the identities of the victims as Ethan Chapin, 20, from Conway, Arizona; Madison Mogen, 21, from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, from Avondale, Arizona; and Kayleen Goncalves, 21, from Rathdrum, Idaho.


Authorities have not released much information, and have not confirmed how the students were killed.


In a statement, police said: "Details are limited in this investigation. Currently, there is no one in custody.


"The Moscow Police does not believe there is an ongoing community risk based on information gathered during the preliminary investigation."



Police received a report about an unconscious person at a property on King Road at around 11:58am on Sunday. Upon arrival, the four dead students were discovered.


The University of Idaho confirmed that all four victims were students living off-campus.


University of Idaho President Scott Green said: "It is with deep sadness that I share with you that the university was notified today of the death of four University of Idaho students living off-campus believed to be victims of homicide.


"Out of respect for these fellow Vandals, classes statewide and online are cancelled Monday, November 14."


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