The devastated stepfather of Madison Mogen, one of the four slain University of Idaho students, described her death as the “hardest thing in the world” — adding to his frustration at the lack of progress in the case. they shared
“Sometimes it’s hard to believe. We get up in the morning and think, ‘No, it’s not happening,’ and then it starts,” says Scott Laramie. It was reported by Fox News Digital on Monday.
The 21-year-old student, known as Maddie, her best friend Kayleigh Goncalves, 21, Hana Kernodle, 20, and her 20-year-old boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, were murdered in an off-campus home in Moscow on November 13.
Authorities have not yet identified the suspect or the knife used in the massacre that haunted the community.
Laramie said police told her they had no motive nearly three weeks after the horrific crime.
“They update us every day. We have asked them to check with us if there is anything,” he said, lamenting the lack of progress in the investigation.
“We are angry. Anyone would be,” he said. “I hope they come up with something soon. I want justice for these kids.”
Maddie was raised by Laramie — whom she calls Dad — and her mother, Karen Laramie, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
“We love him and we miss him and trying to figure out how to live without him is the hardest thing in the world,” Laramie told the news agency through tears.
“It’s the hardest thing to imagine right now,” he added.
On Friday, Mogen’s boyfriend, Jake Shriger, also broke his silence about her loss.
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“He was the first person I talked to every morning and the last person I talked to before going to bed,” Shriger said at the vigil in Post Falls, Idaho. “He was the person I loved the most.”
Laramie told Fox News Digital that he had been in contact with Shriger.
“It’s all separated. He also has a hard time dealing with it. Those two, they were so good together. They really clicked,” he said.
Maddie loved all things pink and bright and loved re-watching the 1987 movie The Princess Bride, Laramie told the publication.
“Everybody just wanted to be around him,” she said. “He had the world in his hands and he could do whatever he wanted. We were very proud of him.”