Hapless police in Idaho begged for the public’s help on today to solve the brutal murders of four students killed on November 13 and insisted they were doing plenty behind the scenes – despite having no suspects, no leads and all while refusing to give any new details about the case that has shocked the country. 

Maddie Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were all brutally murdered in their home in Moscow, Idaho, in the early hours of Sunday November 13. 

They were stabbed multiple times with a long knife – but police are yet to recover the weapon, or give any form of update that may lead to the crime being solved. 

A press conference was scheduled for Wednesday and was eagerly anticipated by the country’s media, not to mention the victims’ grieving families.

But the parade of police chiefs and captains who spoke at the press conference failed to produce any new information. 

Colonel Kedrick Wills

Captain Roger Lanier (L) of the Moscow Police Department and Colonel Kedrick Wills of the Idaho State Police spoke on Wednesday at a press conference, but had no new information to share 

Maddie Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were all brutally murdered in their home in Moscow, Idaho, in the early hours of Sunday November 13. Dylan Mortensen (left) and Dylan Funke (right) were in the house but survived

Maddie Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were all brutally murdered in their home in Moscow, Idaho, in the early hours of Sunday November 13. Dylan Mortensen (left) and Dylan Funke (right) were in the house but survived 

The murder house in Moscow, Idaho. Slain Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke College lovers Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were found in a second floor bedroom (pictured) while housemates ¿

The murder house in Moscow, Idaho. Slain housemates Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen were found on the top floor in their beds. College lovers Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were found in a second floor bedroom while survivors Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke were sleeping on the ground floor

Frustrated with questions from the media, they admitted to withholding information – such as why they believe the attack was ‘targeted’ – and told reporters: ‘You’re going to have to trust us.’ 

The cops have not yet found any proof that Kaylee had a stalker – as she’d told friends – but said they were still ‘working’ on it. 

Cops confirmed that the victims were found on the second floor and the third floor of the home, but they refused to say whether the attacker visited the basement, where the two surviving roommates are believed to have been at the time of the attack. 

DailyMail.com revealed more information about where each victim was found earlier today.  

The Moscow Police Department has ruled out those two roommates as suspects,  and are refusing to share their names. 

Today, they confirmed they’d ruled out the following people as suspects; 

  • Both of the surviving roommates who called 911
  • The young man seen with Kaylee and Maddie in a video from a food truck an hour before the killings 
  • Kaylee’s ex-boyfriend Jack DuCoeur 
  • The Uber driver who took Kaylee and Maddie home

They also said they’d found no proof that Kaylee had a stalker – despite her telling friends as much in the weeks before she died. 

The only definitive fact that the police revealed today was that the victims had not been tied up and gagged.  

The cops are also refusing to release the suspicious 911 call made hours after the deaths in which the dispatcher spoke to ‘multiple’ people. 

Jack DuCouer,

The young man who was seen with Kaylee and Maddie at a food truck an hour before they were murdered has also been ruled out

Ruled out: Kaylee’s ex-boyfriend Jack DuCouer, who she called multiple times on the night of the murder. Also ruled out is the man shown right, who visited a food truck with Kaylee and Maddie around an hour before their deaths 

They did however use Wednesday’s press conference to defend their ‘behind the scenes’ work. 

‘There are an awful lot of efforts going on behind the scenes – a lot goes on behind the scenes that can’t be discussed. 

Police said they had found no evidence that Kaylee was being stalked - despite her complaining to friends about it. They also made no mention of Murphy, her dog, which was inside the home at the time of the murders but survived

Police said they had found no evidence that Kaylee was being stalked – despite her complaining to friends about it. They also made no mention of Murphy, her dog, which was inside the home at the time of the murders but survived 

‘We understand you want answers, we want answers too, but these take time. 

‘We believe we owe this to the surviving families to get this right. 

‘We’re not willing to sacrifice speed for quality. We collected 103 pieces of evidence, we took approximately 4,000 photographs, we’ve conducted 3D scans of the residence, we’ve processed over 1,000 total tips and conducted 150 interviews… 

‘I hope that gives a perception of just how complex this investigation is. 

‘We ask you to please remain patient as this investigation unfolds,’ Col. Wills said. 

Cap. Lanier added: ‘We have the integrity of the investigation to preserve. 

‘Releasing [what we know] may or may not flood us with a lot of information that’s not relevant.

‘Want more information but we don’t want to put our investigation in jeopardy by releasing what we have. 

‘There’s a balance between what you’re willing to release, vs what you want to gather. 

‘To be honest, you’re going to have to trust us,’ he said.  

Last week, the victims’ families slammed the slow police response to the investigation and urged them to be more honest about what they know. 

‘I want more coverage I want more done. I want more people speaking out.

‘We’re losing critical time. I want more coverage, I want more done,’ she said during an appearance with Chris Cuomo on NewsNation. 



Source link