An Idaho man who lives near the home where four University of Idaho students were murdered last month says he heard a scream during the early morning hours when the attack occurred.
According to the Idaho Statesman, local chef Inan Harsh, 30, said he worked late on November 13 and arrived home at around 1:30 a.m. Harsh told the Idaho Statesman that the home where the students were killed at, located at 1122 King Street in Moscow, was unusually quiet at first when typically, the residence would be filled with activities at night.
“It was kind of bizarre,” Harsh told the Statesman. “There was not a lot of activity.”
Harsh added that after he went to bed, he thought he heard what sounded like a scream but didn’t think much of it. Instead, at the time, he thought it was likely screaming coming from a party.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, police again stressed that they have not identified a suspect in the November 13 murders of Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Ethan Chapin. 20; and Xana Kernodle, 20.
According to Moscow police, two of the victims were found on the second floor, and another two were found on the third floor of the house, which is built into a hill off campus. Two roommates who were on the first floor were not attacked by the intruder, and police say they do not believe the surviving roommates had anything to do with the murders.
“I didn’t think anything of it,” Harsh said, explaining why he waited so long to reveal the information. “After what happened, I’ve definitely had second thoughts. Maybe it was not a party sound. I’m not sure what good it does for them now.”
Harsh said he also noticed a black luxury SUV parked near the murder home that he hadn’t seen before. He said he had already reported it to Moscow police.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, police said they were “interested in speaking with the occupant(s)” of a white Hyundai Elantra that was reported in the area around the time the students were murdered.
“Investigators believe the occupant(s) of this vehicle may have critical information to share regarding this case,” the Moscow Police Department said in a release posted to Facebook.
They asked anyone who owns or knows of someone who owns a white Elantra — a 2011-2013 model — to send that information to the tip line at 208-883-7180, email to email@example.com, or upload digital media at fbi.gov/moscowidaho.
Authorities previously said a sharp-edged knife was used during the attacks.
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[Featured image: FILE – Bare spots are seen on Nov. 29, 2022, in the snowy parking lot in front of the home where four University of Idaho students were found dead on Nov. 13, in Moscow, Idaho, after vehicles belonging to the victims and others were towed away earlier in the day. Police are asking for help finding the occupant of a car that was seen near where the students were stabbed, saying that person could have “critical information” about the case. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)]