MOSCOW, Idaho — In the early morning hours when four students died in Near the heart is a brutal stabbing University of IdahoNumerous unanswered calls were made starting from one of the victim’s phones to her longtime boyfriend, deepening the mystery of Their deaths came almost a week after the murders.

The autopsies were conducted by the coroner on four friends. of The victims seemed to have fought back, and it was possible that they were attacked while asleep. in Their beds.

The vicious stabbings in The college town of Moscow, IdahoStudents and residents have been puzzled by the contradictory statements issued by local officials and their inability to identify suspects and motives.

The few details that they have disclosed have raised more questions as detectives, internet sleuths and the victims’ own relatives try to piece together who might have had a motive to kill the four young people following a Saturday night of College revelry. F.B.I. The F.B.I. has sent nearly 50 employees to the case.

Three of the victims — Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; and Xana Kernodle, 20 — lived at the house not far from campus where the attack occurred, while the fourth victim, 20-year-old Ethan Chapin, was there visiting his girlfriend, Ms. Kernodle.

This is what we know about the killings.

According to police, the murders of four friends occurred while two roommates were also being murdered. in They were not attacked but they did not flee the house. Both were women.

Investigators denied believing either of They were involved in The crime. But no one called 911 until just before noon on Sunday — many hours after the attack, which the authorities have said took place in It was the early morning hours. It is possible that several hours passed before someone dialled 911. This suggests that the attackers might have been asleep during the attack. However, the police have not provided any explanation.

Cathy Mabbutt of Latah County Coroner stated that all the victims had been stabbed with a large knife multiple times, but no weapon was recovered. Based on the time of They were likely asleep when they were attacked at night, she stated. The house they were living in in Six bedrooms were available, with two each on each floor.

Ms. Mabbutt stated that she believed at most one victim had attempted to resist the attacker.

“It’s such a horrific crime,” She spoke. “It’s hard to think that somebody, whether they live here or they were here, commits something like that and is at large.”

None of The victims displayed signs of Ms. Mabbutt claimed that there was sexual assault and that toxicology reports have not been completed.

There were seven unanswered telephone calls from the phone of One of The victims, Ms. Goncalves to her longtime boyfriend in According to Alivea Goncalves (her older sister), Sunday mornings were early according to phone logs that she was able download from her phone provider.

Jack DuCoeur called first at 2 :26 a.m. and six more followed for 26 minutes. The final call was made at 2 :52 a.m., Ms. Goncalves reported. She said Mr. DuCoeur, also a student at the university, missed them because he was sleeping, and that her sister’s phone account did not show any other calls.

Ms. Goncalves stated that Mr. DuCoeur was a childhood friend. He did not respond to an inquiry to discuss the matter. of her sister’s . She explained that they were in a relationship for many years, and then decided to have an amicable split. Ms. Goncalves claimed that she and her family have been in a relationship for years. “stand behind Jack 100 percent and know he absolutely had nothing to do with this at all.”

She stated that the number was a “number”. of Kaylee Goncalves was not unusual in calling people late at night. She would often call until their phones rang, sometimes asking a simple question such as what she should eat for dinner.

Bill Thompson is the top prosecutor in Latah County officials said that investigators were looking at data from cellphone towers and social media information in an effort to identify who it was. in The immediate vicinity at the time of The killings.

It was a Saturday night like any other. in Moscow was a popular destination for students after they had seen the film. University of Idaho Football game.

According to authorities, Mr. Chapin and Mrs. Kernodle had been together since the spring semester. They attended a party at Sigma Chi fraternity between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. close to the house where the attack occurred.

Ms. Mogen had joined Ms. Goncalves at the Corner Club bar around 11 p.m. and stayed there until 1:30 a.m.

A livestream video was captured by a popular late-night food truck and showed Ms. Mogen (left) and Ms. Goncalves (right) at the truck around 1:40 AM. The two of them mingled in They chatted and smiled before going to get their food. A “private party” They were given a ride home by the police.

According to authorities, all four of their friends were at the rental house south. of Campus at around 1:45 AM

Although there have not been any arrests, the police seem to have ruled out several individuals.

This includes a man who has been seen in Investigators also said that video footage from the food truck was available, along with the two roommates who were at home during the attack.

Authorities have not ruled out the possibility of more than one perpetrator.

Investigators reached out to local businesses to find out if anyone had purchased a fixed blade knife.

In the first days after the killings, the Moscow Police Department downplayed residents’ fears about a killer being on the loose, saying on the day of the attack This is the department “does not believe there is an ongoing community risk” and, two days laterThat was it “no imminent threat to the community at large.”

Then, on Wednesday — three days after the killings — Chief James Fry stepped back from the earlier assurances. “We cannot say that there is no threat to the community,” During a news conference, he stated these words.

The about-face was one of Numerous contradictory comments by county and city officials

Art Bettge is the mayor of Moscow, had informed The New York Times, a day following the murders, reported that the case was being considered a “crime of passion,” But he said later that he couldn’t be certain.

Police have consistently stated that the attack seemed to be targeted.

Moscow is a city. of There are approximately 25,000 people living near the Washington State border. The university also has 11,000 students.

The city has not witnessed any murders. in More than seven years. Students said in Interviewees stated that they felt comfortable walking around the campus at night and leaving their bikes unlocked. Many students were worried about a possible killer after the shooting and fled campus before Thanksgiving break.

Some students who chose to remain have taken extra precautions and started walking around. in groups. The coffee shop informed customers that it would close early to allow employees to get home in the morning.

Madison Mogen, who went by Maddie, was a senior from Coeur d’Alene who was majoring in marketing. Kim Cheeley said that her grandmother had described Ms. Mogen as a kind, gentle, and caring individual who had maintained many long-lasting friendships and close ties to extended family members.

Ms. Mogen’s boyfriend, Jake Schriger, said she had been excited for graduation next year and talked about wanting to explore other parts of All of the world. Ms. Mogen was a positive person who brought positivity to the world. of Mr. Schriger stated that kindness was a virtue and that people should remember her for the love she showed to others.

“There’s no words that I can really describe her — how amazing she was and how wonderful of a person she was,” Mr. Schriger said.

Kaylee GoncalvesRathdrum was home to a man named ‘Kir’. IdahoSet to graduate in the early hours of April in December. I had planned to move to Austin (Texas) with one. of Close friends of hers in June. Jordyn Quesnell (a friend) said that Ms. Goncalves had been offered a position at a marketing agency and was excited to find out more. of The country.

“We wanted that adventure,” Ms. Quesnell said. “I would be like, ‘Let’s go do this,’ and she’d be like, ‘Down!’”

Alivea Goncalves claimed that Ms. Mogen and her younger sister were bridesmaids in her wedding. According to her, her sister shared a dog still with her former boyfriend and it was likely that they would get back together.

Ethan Chapin, From Conway, Wash., One of Three triplets with a great deal of money. of Nov. 12, 2012, the day before the massacres. of His siblings, who are also University of Idaho Stacy Chapin, their mom, told them that the students were very happy. In the evening, they had all attended a dance together held by his sister’s sorority, she said.

“My kids are very thankful that it was time well spent with him,” Ms. Chapin spoke. “He was literally the life of the party. He made everybody laugh. He was just the kindest person.”

Mr. Chapin used to play basketball in High School and was known by family and friends as having a big, happy smile ever since he was born. Ms. Chapin described her son as “just the brightest light.”

Xana Kernodle He grew up in Idaho However, he had also spent time. in Arizona in According to Jeffrey Kernodle’s interview, her father in recent years. gave to an Arizona TV station.

Kernodle stated that his daughter was strong-willed, and had enjoyed living an independent lifestyle. in college.

According to Mr. Kernodle, his daughter appeared to be trying to fight her attacker. This account was supported by Ms. Mabbutt the coroner. Kernodle expressed shock and dismay that the attack could have occurred while he was at home with friends.

“She was with her friends all the time,” According to Mr. Kernodle.

Serge F. Kovaleski Contributed reporting Susan C. Beachy Sheelagh MacNeill Contributed research