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

Idaho College Murders: Possible Scream Recorded by Police Body Camera on Night of Quadruple Stabbings


A potential scream recorded by a police officer’s body camera is raising questions about whether it might be linked to the murders of four University of Idaho college students, Inside Edition reports.

The sound was captured around 3:12 a.m. November 14 while officers were near the campus, according to the news outlet.

The audio has provoked debate about whether the sound is a possible scream in the distance or perhaps something like a car tire screeching.

Investigators believe that the victims – Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin – were stabbed to death between 3 and 4 a.m. If the sound on the recording could be substantiated as a scream, it might help police develop a more precise timeline of the slayings.

According to the Idaho Statesman, someone who lives near the scene has said he thought he heard a person scream early in the morning, too, but attributed it as likely clamor from a party.

Moscow police and other investigators are analyzing hours of video obtained from businesses and homes to find potential evidence, including locating the driver of a white Hyundai Elantra that authorities say had been close to the crime scene.

Two roommates on the first floor of the off-campus house in Moscow, Idaho, were not attacked by the assailant and police say they do not believe the surviving roommates had anything to do with the murders.

Authorities have not identified any suspects in the killings or located the murder weapon. To report information about the case, call 208-883-7180 or email


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[Feature Photo: Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves (left)Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle;/Instagram]