MOSCOW, Idaho — Eleven days after the grisly stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students, Moscow had become a ghost town.

It was sombering Thanksgiving Day, with nearly every business on Main Street closed — except the gym. Many students went home to spend the holiday with their family or to distance themselves away from the horrific unsolved murders.

A temporary memorial to the victims is located outside Mad Greek. It’s one of several that have cropped up around town and on campus.

Madison Mogen (21), and Xana Kernodle (20) were both victims. The window has a flyer asking for the public’s help.

“I don’t know what to say other than you were amazing individuals who didn’t deserve this,” Note read.

Ethan Chapin (20 years old) and Kaylee Goncalves (21 years old) were also stabbed to death while they were asleep in a rental home where the young women shared a room with two other women who were not hurt. Chapin was Kernodle’s boyfriend and stayed over that night.

A woman working at the coffee shop near Moscow police headquarters said she didn’t expect anyone else to be open on the holiday.

Few cars drove through The area. The majority of parking lots were empty.

But investigators were seen working through Holiday, getting up at a later hour.

The investigation into Madison Mogen’s murders (top left), Kaylee Goncalves (bottom right), Ethan Chapin, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle continues through Thanksgiving Day.
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Both uniformed and FBI officers arrived and left. One man in plainclothes came briefly to the front, according to police headquarters. “packed” Inside, and returned through The front doors are locked.

Two people were there to drop off boxes. A truck also arrived to fill up the mobile command centre, which was situated in the gated lot behind the police station at dawn.

Moscow Police Chief James Fry didn’t immediately respond to questions. Thanksgiving However, staffing has been reduced but, at a Wednesday news conference, authorities indicated that they intend to keep the investigation going. through The holiday.

Aaron Snell, the communications director for the Idaho State Police, told Fox News Digital Thursday that investigators would be working around the clock And Thanksgiving and through This weekend is the holiday weekend.

“We have numerous detectives that continue working, FBI agents that continue working,” He said. “They will work through this holiday and through the weekend.”

Outside the victims’ home just off campus, Latah County sheriff’s deputies stood guard. They surrounded the victims’ home with pink tape, marking off each investigator who entered and time stamping their movements.

Crime scene tape remains around the property, where the blinds have been pulled closed. The victims’ cars were still parked outside Thursday morning.

Investigators are also equipped with the tools to investigate. work Cut out for them. Fox News Digital Wednesday was told by a classmate that the victims had lived in a known location. “party house,” Where dozens of friends could’ve passed through In the days preceding the murder, this made it difficult to collect DNA evidence on the scene.

Moscow Police Chief James Fry confirmed the department would continue to work throught the holiday.
James Fry, chief of Moscow Police confirmed that the department would be continuing to function. work through The holiday.
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“They could have had a party last week between 40, 50 people, so hair evidence, all that stuff becomes very suspect,” Joseph Giacalone, an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and a retired NYPD sergeant, told Fox News Digital. “Because of the dynamics of what you’re dealing with here, you have to rely on phone records, internet records and surveillance video to try to piece this thing together.”

Police have yet to publicly identify any suspects or persons of concern.

However, they have ruled out their two female roommates downstairs at the time the murders occurred. Also, they have ruled in a man who was seen on surveillance video at a restaurant at the same moment as Goncalves, Mogen, shortly before they returned home from the war, which was captured by the camera. “private party” driver who took them to the house, Goncalves’ ex-boyfriend and a group of friends who were present at the house Sunday morning when the initial 911 call was placed. 

Police have yet to identify a suspect or person of interest in the case.
Police have not yet identified a suspect or person in interest in the case.
James Keivom is the Sunday Review

Police said Wednesday they’d taken 4,000 photographs and collected 103 “pieces of evidence.”

They claimed that detectives also seized the contents three dumpsters at King Road as part the investigation.

They want anyone who has surveillance images of the area to turn them in.

They have not been able to recover the murder weapon or confirm reports that Goncalves had been stalked before the attack.


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“Kaylee mentioned having a stalker, but detectives have been unable to corroborate the statement,” According to police, the incident was reported in a statement. “Investigators are requesting anyone with information about a potential stalker, or unusual instances, to contact the tip line.”

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the tip line at 208-883-7180 or email tipline@ci.moscow.id.us.