Idaho State Police ask for public’s help nearly a week into UI murder investigation

MOSCOW, Idaho — It’s been almost a week since four University of Idaho students were killed on King Road.

The Idaho State Police crime lab and forensics team have been in and out of the crime scene throughout the investigation.

Earlier on Saturday, investigators were examining tire tracks that later could become evidence.

“We have not ruled anything out at this point in time. We continue to follow the leads, and the information wherever they’re going to go,” said Idaho State Police communications director Aaron Snell.

Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson also visited the crime scene with detectives on Saturday.

“As you go through the crime scene multiple times, it’s not looking for things that have been missed in particular, it’s also looking for different types of evidence as we may move forward,” Snell said.

Authorities say they are still looking for the murder weapon, and a suspect.

“So, at this time we have not released that type of information on the type of knife. We know that it’s a fixed blade, that’s been released,” Snell said. “Obviously through the coroner’s report, and the detectives working with the coroner, that information is known. It is potentially a critical piece of this investigation, so we need to be careful that we don’t release information ahead of time, that may hinder this investigation.”

Snell says they still need the public’s help in this case.

“Anybody that has seen something, anybody that’s observed something, somebody that might know something, and that is probably how we’re going to break this case and solve it,” Snell said.

Anyone with information that can help police is asked to call: 208-883-7180, or email: tipline@

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