Idaho College Murders: Slain Student’s Dad Says Man in Security Footage is NOT a Suspect in Quadruple Stabbings

A man seen near two of the four University of Idaho murdered students at a food truck is not a suspect in the quadruple murders, according to the dad of one of the victims.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Moscow police said Ethan Chapin, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were found dead inside a residence off of King Road November 13, near the University of Idaho campus.

Two of the victims’ last hours were live-streamed on Twitch in Moscow by food truck operators Grub Truckers. Between 1:33 a.m. and 1:43 a.m. Sunday morning, Madison and Kaylee were seen waiting for their order by the food truck and chatting with others.

A man was seen standing behind them, but according to Kaylee’s father, Steve, the pair were “just being girls” and chatting, and the man behind them isn’t considered a suspect.

“We asked and did the obvious due diligence, and we looked into that, and it was pretty clear that this individual was not a part of the investigation as far as a suspect,” Steve Goncalves told Fox News.

Steve spoke out after new footage this week revealed what appeared to be Kaylee’s voice asking, “Maddie, what did you say to Adam?”

So far, police have not provided answers on the man seen in the footage but reportedly said they were looking into all media footprints.

“Investigators are continuing to work diligently on establishing a timeline of relevant events to re-create the victims’ activities on the evening of November 12 and early morning of November 13, following all leads and identifying persons of interest,” Moscow police previously said.

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

Meanwhile, the investigation continues.

Investigators believe that earlier in the evening, Goncalves and Mogen went to the Corner Club bar and left at about 1:30 a.m. on November 13. They then walked to the food truck, ordered food, and got a ride back home.

The two women are believed to return to their residence shortly before 2 a.m. The person who drove them has also been ruled out as a suspect.

Investigators believe that the other victims, Xana Kernodle and her boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, arrived at the home at about 1:45 a.m. The four students are believed to have been killed between 3 and 4 a.m. at the off-campus residence.

Police have yet to identify a suspect and are searching for the driver of a white Hyundai Elantra spotted near the crime scene.

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


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[Feature Photo: 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)]