Outside investigator claims to have found single glove at University of Idaho murders scene

It has been a month since the brutal murders of four University of Idaho students in an off-campus home and police still have not identified a suspect or even a clear motive for the slayings.

A former homicide detective who has independently investigated the killings believes he may have found a key clue that might lead to the murderer — a glove found near a trash can at the crime scene, the Washington Examiner reported.

Possible evidence found

The revelation was actually shared in the Nov. 27 episode of “The Interview Room” hosted by former homicide detective Chris McDonough and investigative journalist Karen McDonough, who conducted their own independent probe of the quadruple murders.

“I actually found the glove,” McDonough said. “I pointed it out to the officer who was there securing the scene and they came and collected it.”

“The officer that was there, obviously, they didn’t know about it because he came over and photographed it,” he continued. “They came out and got it.”

The former detective acknowledged that he had no way of knowing if the glove had been in that spot on the day the murders were committed or was dropped there later by somebody else, but nonetheless felt certain that it was worth checking out.

The Examiner noted that the Moscow Police Department declined to respond to questions about why the former detective who was unaffiliated with local law enforcement was permitted to investigate the scene of the unsolved crime.

What the investigation has uncovered so far

According to Fox News, the four University of Idaho students — Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21 — were all stabbed repeatedly to death with a large knife in the early morning hours of Nov. 13.

All four victims were reportedly found in beds on the second and third floors of the three-story home with multiple stab wounds to their torsos. A murder weapon has not been recovered, however.

Per the Examiner, some of the victims displayed defensive wounds, suggesting they attempted to fight off their assailants, and it is hoped that DNA might be recovered from them to help identify one or more suspects.

It was later revealed by investigators that two additional young women who were roommates and lived on the first floor had been home at the time of the murderers but were unharmed. They have since been ruled out as suspects in the slayings, though, as have other acquaintances who were seen with some of the victims just prior to their deaths.

Contradictory information from investigators infuriates parents of victims

Though local authorities have provided regular updates on the investigation since the murders occurred, some of the information they have provided has been contradictory or was later walked back or downplayed, such as suggestions that this was a “targeted” crime or one driven by “passion,” Fox News noted.

That has led some of the parents of the victims to be somewhat critical of how the investigation has been handled thus far, and perhaps could help explain why outside former detectives or even the parents themselves have decided to conduct their own probes of the crime scene.

Whether the discovery of the glove at the crime scene proves to be relevant to solving the case or not remains to be seen, but it is certain that there are plenty of people anxiously awaiting some sort of conclusion, particularly the mothers and fathers of the slain students.

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