Parents of Idaho victim says there’s something fishy about daughter’s means of death – still no suspects

The parents of one of the victims of the University of Idaho killings has claimed that there’s something fishy about their daughter’s death.

As previously reported, four University of Idaho students — Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen, and Kaylee Goncalves — were found stabbed to death at their off-campus rented home on Nov. 13th in Moscow, Idaho.

Two of the students, Goncalves and Mogen, had been sleeping in the same bed, meaning apparently that their stab wounds should’ve been similar. Yet they weren’t.

Speaking on Fox News’ “Lawrence Jones Cross Country” this Saturday, Goncalves’ parents explained that there’s something fishy about the stab wound patterns.

“I’ll cut to the chase – their means of death don’t match. They don’t match,” Goncalves’ father, Steven, said.

“Their points of damage don’t match. I’m just going to say it. It wasn’t leaked to me. I earned that. I paid for that funeral. … I sent my daughter to college. She came back in a box, and I can speak on that,” he added.

Watch the full interview below:

Goncalves’ mother, Kristi, meanwhile likened their daughter’s killer to the infamous “Boogeyman.”

“It’s literally like what nightmares are made of. Like when you’re a little kid and you think of the Boogeyman, that’s just how I feel, like that’s just the horrific details of everything — them just having a good time, going home and going to bed and this happening to them… The Boogeyman doesn’t, you know, meet you at McDonald’s. I mean, the Boogeyman comes and snatches you out of your bedroom,” she said.

Steven added that until his daughter’s killer is caught, he can’t sleep.

“I can’t just lay in my bed and do nothing. That’s not the way I raised my family. That’s not the way I raised my girls and my son. You don’t be a victim. You stand up for yourself and you do everything in your power to make sure people hear you. They’re going to hear Kaylee. They’re going to hear Maddie,” he said.

Kristi seemed to feel similarly.

“We just have no information as a family. And it’s tough, day after day after day. Lawrence Jones” on Saturday. “I mean, every day you just wake up and think, ‘Today’s the day we’re going to hear something,’ and you see these, ‘Oh, there’s a break in the case,’ and it’ll just be something stupid,” she said.

Indeed, local authorities have faced massive criticism for the way they’ve handled the case. For instance, initially the Moscow Police Department (MPD) released a public statement downplaying the idea that others in the community were at risk.

“[B]ased on information from the preliminary investigation, investigators believe this was an isolated, targeted attack and there is no imminent threat to the community at large,” the department said.

But former New York Police Department Det. Herman Weisberg wasn’t so sure.

“I think the police definitely jumped the gun with that statement. You have to have a suspect or a reason to say that. They have a murder mystery here. No forced entry, which could have led them to believe it was a crime of passion or someone who knew them,” he said to Fox News late last month.

Former Los Angeles Police Department Det. Mark Fuhrman concurred, telling Fox News that MPD’s decision seemed odd.

“The ‘targeted attack,’ even if that is true, it just doesn’t make sense. In my 20 years in the LAPD, I have never heard anything like that. You can’t make that determination that quick. To have them say this was an isolated, targeted attack, they could be 100% right, but they have to have something that made them say that,” he said.

The only possibility, Fuhrman speculated, was that the killer left a note of some kind at the murder scene — a note that MPD officers have not yet disclosed to the public.

Both Fuhrman and Weisberg also took notice of the killer’s weapon of choice: a knife.

They “said knife attacks are usually personal and violent. Furhman noted that male killers usually shoot their victims while females more frequently opt for knives,” according to Fox News.

As of Sunday, Dec. 4th, the killer had still not been apprehended, let alone even identified. In fact, not even a suspect had been announced yet. Though according to CNN chief law enforcement analyst John Miller, this doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t a suspect.

“What police have been reluctant to do in this case is to say they have a suspect, even though they have had suspects who have risen and fallen in various levels of importance, because that’s the nature of the beast,” Miller said Sunday.

“Police having no suspects is factually incorrect. Police have had a number of suspects they’ve looked at, but they have no suspect they’re willing to name. You don’t name them unless you have a purpose for that. That’s not unusual,”   he added.

Fair enough, but it’s been three weeks with no meaningful police updates to the public …

Vivek Saxena


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