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CRIME HUNTER: University of Idaho mass murder breakdown

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About 25 years ago I drove across the United States taking two-lane Hwy. 2 from Washington to Minnesota.

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The so-called Mountain states are an area that is lonely, spooky and sparsely populated.

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Hwy. 2 is in the northern end of Idaho, about two-and-a-half hours north of Moscow on the border with Washington state. And it is there in that small town with the stunning vistas where evil descended.

On Nov. 13, four University of Idaho students were butchered in their beds as they slept. Following seven tense weeks, cops announced last week they had made an arrest for the heinous crimes.

Here’s what you need to know about the slayings of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin.

MURDERED: Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle and Madison Mogen were killed Sunday off campus at the University of Idaho. FACEBOOK/ INSTAGRAM
MURDERED: Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle and Madison Mogen were killed Sunday off campus at the University of Idaho. FACEBOOK/ INSTAGRAM

THE VICTIMS

The University of Idaho isn’t big and the school has fostered a tight-knit community. Besides being roommates, the four victims were good friends with two tight since childhood.

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Goncalves and Mogen were both 21 and grew up in northern Idaho. Kernodle, 20, was also an Idaho girl who was dating Chapin, a visitor on the night of the slayings. Chapin, 20, was from Conway, Wash. His brother and sister also attend UI.

Cops have not confirmed or denied whether the accused killer, Bryan Kohberger, knew any of the victims.

Officers investigate the deaths of four University of Idaho students at an apartment complex south of campus on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, in Moscow, Idaho.
Officers investigate the deaths of four University of Idaho students at an apartment complex south of campus on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, in Moscow, Idaho. Photo by Zach Wilkinson /The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP

WHAT HAPPENED

On the night of Nov. 12, best friends Goncalves and Mogen spent time at a local watering hole, then stopped at a food truck around 2 a.m. before heading to the big house on the edge of campus.

Chapin and Kernodle were partying at the Sigma Chi frat house nearby. They arrived home around 1:45 a.m., cops later said. Two other female roommates were also out but crashed not long after arriving home around 1 a.m.

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The two slept through the massacre and were luckily spared by the killer.

The next morning when they woke up, the two found one of the victims on the second floor. It appeared the person had simply passed out but wasn’t regaining consciousness — 911 was called at 11:58 a.m.

Cops discovered two of the victims on the second floor and two more on the third floor. A dog was unharmed.

Each of the victims had been stabbed multiple times as though the killer was possessed. There were some defensive wounds but no sign of sexual assault.

Moscow (Idaho) Police Department vehicle.
Moscow (Idaho) Police Department vehicle. Photo by Moscow Police Department /Facebook

THE INVESTIGATION STARTS

Problems began immediately, with a slew of people traipsing through the crime scene and a small police department seemingly paralyzed by the enormity of the massacre. That led to missteps, confusing and often contradictory communications and a general sense of incompetence.

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As the national media descended on tiny Moscow, an avalanche of rumours, theories and speculation wafted into the public ether. What was legitimate and what was not blurred.

LAST PHOTO? Kaylee GonCalves and Madison Mogen. TWITTER/ GRUBTRUCK
LAST PHOTO? Kaylee GonCalves and Madison Mogen. TWITTER/ GRUBTRUCK

HOW THEY GOT THE KILLER

Detectives kept it zipped for most of the first three weeks of the harrowing investigation. But in early December cops said they were looking for a 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra seen near the crime scene.

But sources said because it was 2022, DNA played a starring role. Genetic material recovered from the crime was matched to Kohberger’s DNA. Detectives learned he drove a white Elantra.

In the interim, Kohlberger — a bright and gifted criminology student at Washington State University — hunkered down just 12 minutes away across the state line.

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The Pennsylvania native, accompanied by his father, then began driving home for Christmas — in the white Elantra.

What he didn’t know was that he was about to step into a well-contructed trap. En route to the Keystone State, Kohberger was pulled over twice in Indiana on Dec. 15. He was given a verbal warning but there was an ulterior motive. They wanted to see if he had any scratches on his hands.

Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students, is escorted to an extradition hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.
Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students, is escorted to an extradition hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Photo by Matt Rourke / Pool /REUTERS

GOTCHA!

Bryan Kohberger was arrested at his parents’ home in Chestnuthill Township, PA, about two hours north of Philadelphia, on Dec. 30. The accused had been working towards his doctorate in criminology at WSU and lived in a university apartment.

This photo provided by Monroe County (Pa.) Correctional Facility shows Bryan Kohberger, 28, being held for extradition in a criminal homicide investigation in the killings of four University of Idaho students, based on an active arrest warrant for first degree murder.
This photo provided by Monroe County (Pa.) Correctional Facility shows Bryan Kohberger, 28, being held for extradition in a criminal homicide investigation in the killings of four University of Idaho students, based on an active arrest warrant for first degree murder. Photo by Monroe County (Pa.) Correctional Facility /THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHAT’S NEXT?

Kohberger quickly waived extradition and is now back in Idaho charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one burglary charge. He will not be able to enter a plea until a later date.

If convicted, it’s almost certain that prosecutors will seek the death penalty. There are currently seven men and one woman on Idaho’s death row.

The father of one of four brutally murdered University of Idaho students believes his daughter or her best friend was the killer's target.
TARGETED: Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen were murdered alongside two friends in a shocking quadruple murder in Idaho. Photo by MADDIE MOGEN /INSTAGRAM

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“I want him to be scared. I don’t want him to be confident. I want him to be sick of seeing my face,” Steve Goncalves told Fox News. “I’m not going nowhere until this guy is off the streets.”

bhunter@postmedia.com

@HunterTOSun

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About 25 years ago I drove across the United States taking two-lane Hwy. 2 from Washington to Minnesota.

Advertisement 2

Article content

The so-called Mountain states are an area that is lonely, spooky and sparsely populated.

Article content

Hwy. 2 is in the northern end of Idaho, about two-and-a-half hours north of Moscow on the border with Washington state. And it is there in that small town with the stunning vistas where evil descended.

On Nov. 13, four University of Idaho students were butchered in their beds as they slept. Following seven tense weeks, cops announced last week they had made an arrest for the heinous crimes.

Here’s what you need to know about the slayings of Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin.

MURDERED: Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle and Madison Mogen were killed Sunday off campus at the University of Idaho. FACEBOOK/ INSTAGRAM
MURDERED: Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle and Madison Mogen were killed Sunday off campus at the University of Idaho. FACEBOOK/ INSTAGRAM

THE VICTIMS

The University of Idaho isn’t big and the school has fostered a tight-knit community. Besides being roommates, the four victims were good friends with two tight since childhood.

Advertisement 3

Article content

Goncalves and Mogen were both 21 and grew up in northern Idaho. Kernodle, 20, was also an Idaho girl who was dating Chapin, a visitor on the night of the slayings. Chapin, 20, was from Conway, Wash. His brother and sister also attend UI.

Cops have not confirmed or denied whether the accused killer, Bryan Kohberger, knew any of the victims.

Officers investigate the deaths of four University of Idaho students at an apartment complex south of campus on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, in Moscow, Idaho.
Officers investigate the deaths of four University of Idaho students at an apartment complex south of campus on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, in Moscow, Idaho. Photo by Zach Wilkinson /The Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP

WHAT HAPPENED

On the night of Nov. 12, best friends Goncalves and Mogen spent time at a local watering hole, then stopped at a food truck around 2 a.m. before heading to the big house on the edge of campus.

Chapin and Kernodle were partying at the Sigma Chi frat house nearby. They arrived home around 1:45 a.m., cops later said. Two other female roommates were also out but crashed not long after arriving home around 1 a.m.

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Article content

The two slept through the massacre and were luckily spared by the killer.

The next morning when they woke up, the two found one of the victims on the second floor. It appeared the person had simply passed out but wasn’t regaining consciousness — 911 was called at 11:58 a.m.

Cops discovered two of the victims on the second floor and two more on the third floor. A dog was unharmed.

Each of the victims had been stabbed multiple times as though the killer was possessed. There were some defensive wounds but no sign of sexual assault.

Moscow (Idaho) Police Department vehicle.
Moscow (Idaho) Police Department vehicle. Photo by Moscow Police Department /Facebook

THE INVESTIGATION STARTS

Problems began immediately, with a slew of people traipsing through the crime scene and a small police department seemingly paralyzed by the enormity of the massacre. That led to missteps, confusing and often contradictory communications and a general sense of incompetence.

Advertisement 5

Article content

As the national media descended on tiny Moscow, an avalanche of rumours, theories and speculation wafted into the public ether. What was legitimate and what was not blurred.

LAST PHOTO? Kaylee GonCalves and Madison Mogen. TWITTER/ GRUBTRUCK
LAST PHOTO? Kaylee GonCalves and Madison Mogen. TWITTER/ GRUBTRUCK

HOW THEY GOT THE KILLER

Detectives kept it zipped for most of the first three weeks of the harrowing investigation. But in early December cops said they were looking for a 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra seen near the crime scene.

But sources said because it was 2022, DNA played a starring role. Genetic material recovered from the crime was matched to Kohberger’s DNA. Detectives learned he drove a white Elantra.

In the interim, Kohlberger — a bright and gifted criminology student at Washington State University — hunkered down just 12 minutes away across the state line.

Advertisement 6

Article content

The Pennsylvania native, accompanied by his father, then began driving home for Christmas — in the white Elantra.

What he didn’t know was that he was about to step into a well-contructed trap. En route to the Keystone State, Kohberger was pulled over twice in Indiana on Dec. 15. He was given a verbal warning but there was an ulterior motive. They wanted to see if he had any scratches on his hands.

Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students, is escorted to an extradition hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023.
Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students, is escorted to an extradition hearing at the Monroe County Courthouse in Stroudsburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023. Photo by Matt Rourke / Pool /REUTERS

GOTCHA!

Bryan Kohberger was arrested at his parents’ home in Chestnuthill Township, PA, about two hours north of Philadelphia, on Dec. 30. The accused had been working towards his doctorate in criminology at WSU and lived in a university apartment.

This photo provided by Monroe County (Pa.) Correctional Facility shows Bryan Kohberger, 28, being held for extradition in a criminal homicide investigation in the killings of four University of Idaho students, based on an active arrest warrant for first degree murder.
This photo provided by Monroe County (Pa.) Correctional Facility shows Bryan Kohberger, 28, being held for extradition in a criminal homicide investigation in the killings of four University of Idaho students, based on an active arrest warrant for first degree murder. Photo by Monroe County (Pa.) Correctional Facility /THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHAT’S NEXT?

Kohberger quickly waived extradition and is now back in Idaho charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one burglary charge. He will not be able to enter a plea until a later date.

If convicted, it’s almost certain that prosecutors will seek the death penalty. There are currently seven men and one woman on Idaho’s death row.

The father of one of four brutally murdered University of Idaho students believes his daughter or her best friend was the killer's target.
TARGETED: Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen were murdered alongside two friends in a shocking quadruple murder in Idaho. Photo by MADDIE MOGEN /INSTAGRAM

QUOTE

“I want him to be scared. I don’t want him to be confident. I want him to be sick of seeing my face,” Steve Goncalves told Fox News. “I’m not going nowhere until this guy is off the streets.”

bhunter@postmedia.com

@HunterTOSun

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