The mother of slain University of Idaho student Kayleigh Goncalves described the killer as “methodical” and “quick” when he entered an off-campus rental house and killed her daughter and three friends, according to a new television interview.
“I think this man was very methodical, I think he really figured it out. I think he was quick,” Christy Goncalves told ABC’s “Good Morning America” while sitting next to her husband, Steve Goncalves. . “I think it was quiet and he went in and he came out.”
Kayleigh Goncalves, 21, her best friend Madison Mogen, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, and her girlfriend, Hana Kernodle, 20, were stabbed to death between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. on November 13 at 1122 King Road. was killed.
More than a month has passed and police have yet to name a suspect or find the deadly knife they believe was used in the mass murder.
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After grieving parents reported seeing a white car on surveillance cameras at a gas station about a mile from the scene of the murder at 3:45 a.m., residents and businesses soon owners were urged to submit surveillance footage.
“A lot of small video cameras have a 24-hour stamp,” said Christy Goncalves, whose surveillance videos are automatically deleted.
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Her husband added: “If the bulk of the evidence is outside that residence, we need to get it now.”
In a one-on-one interview with NBC’s “Today Show” that aired Thursday morning, Christy Goncalves said she fears the case will go cold and is frustrated that investigators are not releasing more information.
“Sleepless nights. Your stomach hurts. They just leave him in the dark,” he told the journalist.
Last week, police issued a press release asking for the public’s help in locating a white 2011 to 2013 Hyundai Elantra seen near the crime scene at the time of the murders.
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Police did not identify the Hyundai in the video captured by the gas station’s surveillance cameras Tuesday.
Kristy Goncalves said she and her family only learned about Hyundai from a press release, suggesting the families deserved to know potentially key evidence publicly.
In another mistake by authorities, Latah County Coroner Kathy Mabbutt allegedly shared the gruesome autopsy results with Goncalves’ 17-year-old daughter.
“He asked, ‘Are you sure you want to know this?’ and my daughter thought she did it for whatever reason, so she said yes and proceeded to tell him,” Christy Goncalves said.
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On Monday, the family held a meeting with the police and authorities to try to restore relations.
The devastated mother also recounted the confusion and chaos she experienced on the day she learned of her daughter’s murder.
“There was nothing you could do,” she cried. “Absolutely nothing. We’ve been running around for hours not knowing what’s going on, what’s happened, because we find out from people calling us.”
When the sheriff showed up three hours later, he found out it was true.
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