University stabbing victim called man 7 times in wee hours on night of murders, sister says, as evidence pours in

One of the four University of Idaho students who was stabbed to death in a grisly quadruple murder this week called a man multiple times within a short time period before the slayings according to her sister, new details that could aid police in tracking down the killer.

Alivia Goncalves, whose 21-year-old sister Kaylee Goncalves was among those who were butchered in a crime so brutal and horrifying that blood was dripping from the house where the victims lived, told Inside Edition that she isn’t waiting for police to solve the murders.

“We are not getting any answers and we are not going to settle for that,” she said as she searches for the person responsible for snuffing out the life of her loved one.

It was Alivia who was able to locate an important video of her sister and 21-year-old Madison Mogen, another victim, at a food truck hours before they were butchered. She was also able to identify the Uber driver who brought them home.

“I found neighbors’ ring camera footage so that I could verify that the Uber driver took them home,” she told Inside Edition, also noting the calls to a young man named Jack.

“At 2:26 a.m. Kaylee starts to call Jack. Kaylee calls Jack six times between 2:26 a.m. to 2:44 a.m., from 2:44 to 2:52 Maddie calls Jack three times, then Kaylee makes a final call to him at 2:52 a.m. And they are both never heard from again,” she said.

(Video: YouTube/Inside Edition)

“There’s no doubt that this is a person who is filled with a type of evil that is incomprehensible,” retired detective Phil Waters told Inside Edition.

“The use of an edged weapon is going to prevent any kind of real sounds that would awaken the other two girls,” he said. “If this person, and it appears to be they are, proficient with an edged weapon, the deaths would have occurred so quickly, that there would have been no opportunity for them to cry out.”

On Friday, police announced that the two roommates who lived with the four murder victims are not suspects in the case nor is an unnamed male bystander who was seen on security camera video standing next to Goncalves and Mogen near the food truck in downtown Moscow, their last known public sighting.

“At this time in the investigation, detectives do not believe the two surviving roommates or the male in the Grub Truck surveillance video are involved in this crime. Additionally, online reports of the victims being tied and gagged are not accurate. The identity of the 911 caller has not been released,” the Moscow Police Department said in a Friday press release.

The two other victims were 20-year-old Xana Kernodle and her boyfriend, 20-year-old Ethan Chapin.

“Autopsies were conducted on November 17th. The Latah County Coroner confirmed the identity of the four murdered individuals and their cause and manner of death as homicide by stabbing. The coroner stated that the four victims were likely asleep, some had defensive wounds, and each was stabbed multiple times. There was no sign of sexual assault,” according to police. “At the time of this release, detectives have received nearly 500 tips which are being processed, investigated, and cleared. Thirty-eight interviews have been conducted with individuals who may have information about the murders.”

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