Slain University of Idaho students lived in a ‘party house’

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Slain University of Idaho students lived in a 'party house'

The home where four University of Idaho students were found stabbed to death had been a gathering point for friends, where parties were hosted several nights a week, neighbors said.

Nine days after Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, Ethan Chapin and Kaylee Goncalves were stabbed to death in their sleep, neighbors say things have been eerily silent.

“It’s just been crazy how quiet it’s been,” neighbor Heather Tetwiler told Fox News. “They always had a little gathering, so they always have music going.”

Neighbor Jeremy Reagan, a third-year law student, described the residence as a party house.

“There were parties that were kind of loud,” he said. “As I would take my dog in and out to go to the bathroom, I would just be walking by, I would look up and I would see people in the windows almost every night, probably four or five nights a week.”

Idaho University victims
The home where the quadruple homicide occurred was frequently packed with the victims’ friends, according to neighbors.
Dakota Sparks and Heather Tetwiler
Dakota Sparks and Heather Tetwiler spoke with Fox News about how quiet the neighborhood has been following the murders.
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“There were a lot of people that went into and out of that house pretty frequently,” he added.

Despite the gatherings and loud music, neighbors said the victims were respectful, and that their parties were typical of the numerous college residences in the area.

On Sunday, the Moscow Police Department said it has worked through hundreds of tips and interviewed dozens of people in the week after the gruesome quadruple homicide.

Jeremy Reagan
Jeremy Reagan said the victims would frequently have friends over during the week.
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Police still believe the attack was targeted but would not divulge further information.

“It was a complex and terrible crime and it will take some time to resolve,” Moscow Police Chief James Fry warned.


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“We’re not able to say at this point in time due to our investigation, but we still believe that.” 

Authorities believe the four students were stabbed to death in the early hours of Nov. 13 while they slept. The three women were roommates and Chapin was in a relationship with Kernodle.

Investigators have not found a suspect in the murders, which took place in the early hours of Nov. 13.
James Keivom

Two of the victims were on the second floor and the other two victims were on the third floor of the home. The victims were stabbed multiple times and some had defensive wounds from trying to fend off their attacker, police said.

Two other roommates were home but have been ruled out as suspects. The 911 call came from one of the roommates, but Fry refused to share who made the call.

The police chief also confirmed that other friends arrived at the home around the time the call was made.

Law enforcement has received over 600 tips in the last week and conducted 90 interviews, Fry said, as authorities are still unsure where the killer, or killers, could be hiding.

Idaho police’s map of the victims’ final movements on Sunday morning.
Idaho police’s map of the victims’ final movements on Sunday morning.
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“We are looking everywhere that the evidence will lead us. I can’t say if the person’s here, I can’t say what community the person’s in,” the chief said. “We’re utilizing every resource we can to make that location of the individual.”

Dozens of FBI agents are assigned to the case, as well as state police, to assist the Moscow Police Department.

No murder weapon had been located.

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