Autopsies completed for U of I murder victims

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane County says the autopsies of the four students who were murdered at the University of Idaho over the weekend have been completed.

Spokane County Communications Manager Jared Webley says it took nine hours to complete the autopsies.

Evidence has been transferred to the Moscow Police Department, and autopsy findings have been shared with law enforcement and the Latah County Coroner.

Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbut says there may be new information released on Thursday.

Mabbut says the next step is for the bodies to go into crime labs so DNA can be extracted, which could help identify a suspect.

Preliminary findings showed that the cause of the students’ deaths was stabbings.

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