Police Chief James Fry has vowed not to open an investigation into the slayings of four University of Idaho students, as Moscow City officials continue to search for a killer or a suspected killer.
Fry with tears in his eyes In an interview with Fox News Law enforcement officials are still investigating the evidence and talking to people every day about the gruesome and gruesome murders, Monday said. So far, police have sent out more than 2,600 email tips and more than 2,700 phone tips through 1,000 digital media, he said.
“This work is not cold. We have some tips. We have detectives interviewing people every day. We are still reviewing the evidence. We’re still looking at all aspects of it,” Frye told Fox News’ Alexis McAdams.
“I said earlier that no stone will be left unturned. And I mean it. We will continue.
“This work is not cold.”
The college campus has been rocked with grief and fear since the bodies of college students Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Hana Kernodle and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin were found inside an off-campus home on Nov. 13.
Moscow police announced to the public Tuesday afternoon that starting Wednesday, Fry and other members of the department will be removing some personal items from that home that are not needed for the investigation.
Police said the items would be loaded into a truck and taken to a “safe location” until the families could collect the items. Officials said the removal would be done as privately as possible out of respect for the victims.
Fry said in a Video posted by Moscow police she wants families to recapture some of their “cherished memories” of their lost loved ones, hoping it will heal them.
“It’s time we take back something that means something to these families and hopefully help them heal,” he said.
Moscow police said the home on King Road remains an active crime scene regardless of the items being removed.
Police have faced criticism for their mixed messages on the case, including statements that the wider community was at risk and that the attacks were targeted. The families of the victims were frustrated by the lack of answers, with one family even hiring private investigators to investigate the killings.
Fry told Fox News that authorities will continue to move forward with the heartbreaking case.
“I am a father with daughters. And it’s hard. “We’re human,” Fry said, his voice cracking. “We don’t go to these and just turn them off. It affects us. But we have a mission. And we will continue to do this and continue to move forward.