Idaho College Murders: 2 Victims Called Man 10 Times Shortly Before Bloodshed

Update: Man Idaho Student Victims Called Identified; Family Says ‘He Absolutely Had Nothing To Do With This’

Two of the four victims who were stabbed to death near the University of Idaho last weekend allegedly called a man named “Jack” 10 times shortly before they are believed to have died, Inside Edition reports.

Why those calls were placed and the identity of “Jack” remain publicly unknown as police continue to investigate the slayings of 21-year-old Madison Mogen, 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves, 20-year-old Ethan Chapin and 20-year-old Xana Kernodle.

Investigators believe the four victims, all students, were murdered between 3 and 4 a.m. inside a home off campus in the small college town of Moscow, Idaho, on November 13.

Goncalves reportedly called “Jack” six times between 2:26 a.m. and 2:44 a.m. Between 2:44 a.m. and 2:52 a.m., Mogen called “Jack” three times. Goncalves then called the man one last time at 2:52 a.m., according to Inside Edition.

Two people place flowers at a growing memorial in front of a campus entrance sign for the University of Idaho, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Moscow, Idaho. Four University of Idaho students were found dead on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, at a residence near campus. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Goncalves and Mogen were seen at a food truck in downtown Moscow earlier in the evening and then got a ride home using a “private party” around 1:40 a.m., police said.

Kaylee Goncalves has been pictured in an Instagram photo she posted with a man named “Jack,” according to Fox News.

Ethan Chapin, Madison Mogen (left); Xana Kernodle and Kaylee Goncalves (right)/Instagram
Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves (left)Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle;/Instagram

Police say they have not identified a suspect or a murder weapon used in the slayings. Two other roommates who were home at the time of the killings have been ruled out as suspects.

Officers responded to the home after authorities received a report of an “unconscious person” at the residence at 11:58 a.m. At least one of the doors to the home was open and there were no signs of forced entry.

To report information about the case, call 208-883-7180 or email

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[Featured image: Candles and flowers are left at a make-shift memorial honoring four slain University of Idaho students outside the Mad Greek restaurant in downtown Moscow, Idaho, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Police discovered the bodies of the four students at home near campus on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, and said the killer or killers used a knife or bladed weapon in the targeted attack. Two of the victims, 21-year-old Madison Mogen and 20-year-old Xana Kernodle, were servers at Mad Greek. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)]