Suspect Arrested for 4 University of Idaho Murders


The investigation was led by the Moscow Police Department. They received support from Idaho State Police and local FBI offices.

Police could not find the weapon used in the crime, but they said a fixed-blade hunting knife was believed to have been used.

Earlier this month, the Moscow Police Department announced they were looking for a white Hyundai Elantra. And believed the owner of the vehicle had important information related to the case.

The victims were Idaho college students

The victims were Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kernodle’s boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20. The girls were roommates. And Chapin was Kernodle’s boyfriend who was sleeping over the night of the attacks.

They were all found stabbed to death on Nov. 13 in Moscow, Idaho.

Authorities say the four victims died between 3 and 4 a.m. And were not discovered by roommates Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke until much later that morning.

They were apparently killed while they were sleeping in two separate bedrooms of the off-campus housing. And the coroner’s report claimed some of them had defensive wounds.