Moscow Police remind concerned citizens not to spread ‘unvetted information’ about University of Idaho killings

Moscow, Idaho, police issued a warning to the public about the spread of “unvetted information” related to the murder of four University of Idaho students.

The quadruple homicide of Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, on November 13th shocked the nation. Since then, information releases have been few and far between, but police have told concerned citizens to look towards police bulletins for new information coming soon.

Because no suspects have been arrested, speculation has been swirling around the cause of death, victim injuries, and investigative techniques. This has pushed Moscow police to call for people to reject unverified sources claiming to have new details.

Frustrating situation for families

A statement from Moscow’s police department stated, “We recognize the frustration this causes and that speculation proliferates in the absence of facts. However, we firmly believe speculation and unvetted information is a disservice to the victims, their families, and our community.”

The statement continued, “Our focus is the investigation, not the activities. Your information, whether you believe it is significant or not, might be one of the puzzle pieces that help solve these murders.”

Several suspects have been ruled out, but it appears that police have come no closer to finding the true culprit in these horrific murders.

Steve Goncalves, the father of Kaylee Goncalves, has raised some questions after claiming that his daughter’s fatal wounds didn’t match the circumstances of the crime scene.

Goncalves told Fox News that “I’m just going to say it. It wasn’t leaked to me. I earned that. I paid for that funeral. I sent my daughter to college. She came back in a box, and I can speak on that.”

Police are currently focusing on the whereabouts of Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin, who were seen at the Sigma Chi fraternity house before they were murdered.

Developing story

For now, the families of the four victims will have to wait as the investigation continues.

This terrible story will hopefully see some significant development as law enforcement continues to investigate. Residents of Moscow, Idaho, will be anxious to hear news as there is a killer on the loose right now.

Police have called on people to route “information about a potential stalker or unusual occurrences should go through the Tip Line.”

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