Idaho murder victim Kaylee Goncalves had ‘big open gouges,’ dad reveals

Idaho murder victim Kaylee Goncalves had 'big open gouges,' dad reveals

The father of one of the four murdered University of Idaho students described how the victims had “big open gouges” on their bodies from the “sadistic male” who killed them — while blasting the tight-lipped local police as “cowards.”

Steven Goncalves, whose daughter Kaylee was among the murdered students in Moscow, Idaho, said coroner Cathy Mabbutt had revealed the chilling details when they spoke.

“She says, ‘sir, I don’t think stabs is the right word, it was like tears, like this was a strong weapon, not like a stab,’” he told Fox News Digital

“She said these were big open gouges. She said it was quick. These weren’t something where you were going to be able to call 911. They were not going to slowly bleed out,” the grieving father continued. He also described how his beloved daughter’s liver and lungs were slashed.

Kaylee, 21, was killed along with Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, in the early morning hours of Nov. 13.

The elder Goncalves said while his daughter was in bed with Mogen in their off-campus home when they were both killed, their injuries were “not even close to matching.”

Steve Goncalves talks about his daughter, Kaylee Goncalves, who was one of four University of Idaho students who were killed on Nov. 13, 2022, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, during a vigil for the four students in Moscow, Idaho
Steve Goncalves, whose daughter Kaylee was murdered, has become a vocal critic of the police investigating the murders.
Pictured: Kaylee Goncalves
Kaylee Goncalves.
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Kernodle, who was in a bed on another floor of the house with her boyfriend Chapin when they died, had defensive wounds and went through “a hell of a battle” to try to try to survive, the coroner apparently told Goncalves. 

Police have yet to name a suspect or even release the profile of the killer, but have revealed the victims were stabbed to death. They have also said the attack was “targeted” but only loosely defined what they meant by that.  

The dad continued to blast the police Sunday in his interview with Fox, saying they need to release more information to the public.

“I got outraged by them not just coming out and saying this was a woman or a man because they should know by the amount of strength it took to deliver the injuries,” Goncalves said.

“They’re just being cowards. There are girls walking around the street right now that deserve to know. They should be looking out for a sadistic male.”

Police have insisted they can’t disclose more information in order to protect the integrity of the investigation, but it has caused local panic.

Moscow Police Department Police Chief James Fry, left, and Idaho State Police Colonel Kendrick Wills during a news conference on Sunday, November 20, 2022 in Moscow, Idaho.  The police chief provided an update into the investigation into the quadruple homicide of University of Idaho students Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, Ethan Chapin, and Kaylee Goncalves.
Almost a month after the stabbings, police have said almost nothing about the possible killer.
James Keivom

Authorities recently warned residents that the killer could strike again. Former Moscow Police Captain Paul Kwaitkowski intepreted the cops’ saying the attack was targeted as meaning the killer was known to their victims.

“When you use the word ‘targeted,’ it means somewhere along the line we met,” he told

The retired officer added: “Somewhere along the line, something bad happened, something that p****d someone off enough to go after these people.”

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