A retired Idaho police captain who spent decades investigating crime in Moscow reportedly said the killer had to have known at least one of the victims.
“When you use the word ‘targeted,’ it means somewhere along the line we met,” former Moscow Police Captain Paul Kwiatkowski told DailyMail, referring to the November 13 murders of Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Ethan Chapin, 20; and Xana Kernodle, 20.
The students were found stabbed to death in an off-campus rental near the school. Two additional students inside the home, identified as roommates, were uninjured and cleared as suspects. As of Monday, no suspects have been named or arrested.
“Somewhere along the line, something bad happened, something that pi***d someone off enough to go after these people,” Kwiatkowski added.
Kaylee’s father, Steve Goncalves, continues to express his frustration with Moscow police and the lack of information about the case.
“They’re just being cowards,” Goncalves told Fox News Digital on Sunday. “There are girls walking around the street right now that deserve to know. They should be looking out for a sadistic male.”
Goncalves added that coroner Cathy Mabbutt told him his daughter had significant injuries on her body and slashes that cut open her liver and lungs.
“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 said.
“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…It was a hell of a battle going on down there from what the coroner told us.”
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or upload digital media at fbi.gov/moscowidaho.
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[Feature Photo: Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves (left)Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle;/Instagram]