Cops spoke to one of the victims 6 weeks before Idaho murders during noise complaint call

The residence where four University of Idaho students were brutally killed with a knife was seen by some neighbors as a “party house” where people were always coming and going, and Moscow police had responded to a noise complaint at the house six weeks before the murders.

None of the eventual victims were present when police showed up, and a male who answered the door said no one who actually lived there was home at the time, Fox News reported.

“I just looked for everyone that lives here, and they’re not here right now,” the man told police. “I have no clue where they went. No clue.”

Police still do not have a suspect in the Nov. 13 deaths of Maddie Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, at least not that they are sharing publicly. This has resulted in a lot of rumors and speculation, as well as anxiety in the community.

Former Washington, D.C. homicide detective Ted Williams told Fox News that he believes the killer had likely been in the home before and knew the layout well, and that having so many people in the home complicates the police investigation.

“This very well may be why it is so difficult for law enforcement to process the crime scene, because this location where these four victims were killed, was considered a party house,” Williams said. “Quite naturally, there would be a great deal of DNA and other physical evidence at that scene, and so what law enforcement is trying to do right now is to go through a process of elimination.”

When police responded to the noise complaint, they suspected underage drinking may be taking place and eventually spoke with Mogen on the phone.

“The reason we’re here is that we received a noise complaint of loud music and partying,” a cop told the eventual victim, according to Fox News. “None of the occupants who live at this address are here right now. So now you have a house full of random people. You need to let them know that the noise needs to come down.”

After Mogen apologized and assured the officers she’d make sure the music is turned down, the officer replied, “If I were you guys, I’d probably just come home and make sure that whoever is partying here is keeping it down to a minimum.”

A neighbor had told Fox News previously the residence was a “party house” with large gatherings all throughout the week.

“There were parties that were kind of loud,” the neighbor said. “As I would take my dog in and out to go to the bathroom, I would just be walking by, I would look up, and I would see people in the windows almost every night, probably four or five nights a week. There were a lot of people that went into and out of that house pretty frequently.”


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