The University of Idaho announced Thursday that plans have been made to demolish the home where four students were murdered last year.
According to Fox News Digital, workers have already started the process of boarding up the doors and windows on the home, and a temporary fence has been placed around the property. In the meantime, security teams will continue to monitor the property around the clock.
“The owner of the King Street house offered to give the house to the university, which we accepted,” University of Idaho President Scott Green said. “The house will be demolished. This is a healing step and removes the physical structure where the crime that shook our community was committed.”
The school plans to make the area into a “healing garden” that will not only honor the four slain students, but also any other students who have passed away.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, suspect Bryan Kohberger is facing murder and burglary charges in connection with the November 13 deaths of students Ethan Chapin, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves.
The victims were found stabbed to death in their off-campus rental on King Road, near the University of Idaho. Kohberger then drove over 2,000 miles from Washington to his home state of Pennsylvania.
So far, the weapon used in the incident has not been found, but a previous affidavit stated police found a sheath at the crime scene with Kohberger’s DNA on it.
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Kohberger remains behind bars without bail. His next hearing is scheduled for June.
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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)]