Idaho State Police: Surviving roommates could be ‘key’ to solving UI murder case

MOSCOW, Idaho — Idaho State Police spokesman Aaron Snell released new details about the murder of four University of Idaho students.

Snell told ABC News that the two surviving roommates who were in the house at the time of the murders have not been ruled “in or out as suspects.”

“Potentially they are witnesses, potentially they are victims,” Snell said. He also added that they could be “the key to this whole thing.”

Snell said the two roommates have been “working and talking with detectives, and they have been cooperative.”

It’s being called “a very complex and in-depth investigation,” and detectives are perusing many leads at this time.

It is unknown what type of knife was used in the attack, but authorities are going to local businesses to see if anyone recently purchased a fixed-blade knife.

Anyone with information about the victims’ whereabouts Saturday night are asked to call the tip line at 208-883-7180.

This story was made in collaboration with ABC News.

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