Police Chief Didn’t Know Door Was Open Where University of Idaho Students Were Killed: Report

The police chief of a college town where four University of Idaho students were killed last month has admitted he was unaware that a neighbor had reported seeing his front door open the morning of the killings.

Kyle Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Hana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan were turned away at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 13 when Moscow Police Chief James Frye, whose name has not been released, asked about the neighbor’s door not being closed. . Chapin, 20, is believed to have been killed in the early hours of the morning.

“Honestly, I’m not sure where that came from.” Frye told the Daily Mail added that Thursday was the first time he heard about the open house.

The chief also said he could neither confirm nor deny the news.

“I don’t even know the answer to this question. “If I did, I would probably comment on it, but I don’t know if the door is open,” he said.

“Honestly, I’m not sure where it came from,” Moscow Police Chief James Fry said of the open door report.
James Keivom

Goncalves and Mogen were believed to be sharing a bed on the third floor when their bodies were found. Kernodle and Chapin, who were dating, were also together in a bed on the second floor.

Two other roommates who lived on the first floor, whose door was said to have been left open, survived the massacre.

University of Idaho students killed
University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, Hana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21.

Police said Wednesday they are looking for the occupants of a white Hyundai Elantra who may have “critical information” related to the horrific crime that shocked the community.

Despite assistance from the FBI, authorities appear to have no suspects, have not released a public profile of the possible killer, and have not recovered the murder weapon, believed to be a large knife.

Frye says the case isn’t going cold.

Meanwhile, police have released new surveillance video from the day of the murder near the three-story home.

The house where the students were killed
Authorities have no suspects and do not appear to have found the murder weapon.
James Keivom

The footage, unrelated to the killings and obtained through a state-records inquiry, captured plainclothes officers stopping three students suspected of underage drinking around 2:50 a.m. This was reported by Fox News.

They were reportedly stopped about a tenth of a mile from the off-campus house on King Road where four students were killed.

The three suspended University of Idaho students were not involved in the crime, police said.

“Detectives working the current homicide case are aware of the footage, have reviewed it and all the details surrounding it and have determined it is not related,” police said in a statement to Fox News.

In the video, the Sigma Chi fraternity — which Kernodle and Chapin attended a party shortly before they were killed — can be seen in the background.


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