A former tenant at the 3-story rental home where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death last month says the house is “a very creaky, old house” and “you can hear the footsteps on every floor.”
Cole Alteneder, who graduated last year and lived at the murder house the year before, told Fox News that he lived on the second floor.
“The person who lived below me always said he could hear me walking around,” he said. “I had a desk and a rolling chair, and he could hear that roll around.”
Moscow, Idaho, police have no suspects in the murders of roommates Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, and Xana Kernodle, along with Kernodle’s boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, in the early hours of November 13, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
Two more roommates, who occupied the first floor, slept through the murders only to learn about them when they woke up the next morning and found the bodies. They called friends over before calling police, but investigators say they are not suspects in the murder.s
Alteneder, now a real estate agent in Oregon, told Fox that the house’s “ventilation system was really weird, so you could hear everybody talking throughout the house” but that tenants were used to the sound and learned to tune it out.
And the house had a reputation as a party house. Body camera footage released this month showed police responding to a noise complaint at the house in September — and none of the roommates were there. Someone got Madison Mogen on the phone, and police asked her to “come home” and handle the situation.
Another former resident of the house, who lived on the first floor, previously told Fox that he couldn’t hear much happening on the floors above him, which he said was likely because of the unusual layout of the house, which is built into the side of a hill with entrances on both the first and second floors.
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[Featured image: FILE – the murder house/AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File]