Moscow Police won’t release who called 911, but say it wasn’t the killer

MOSCOW, Idaho – Moscow Police still do not have a suspect in the murder of four University of Idaho students and, one week after the murders, have also not found the murder weapon.

At a news conference Sunday, Moscow Police Chief Fry said the department has received 646 tips and done more than 90 interviews in the case.

“This incident has shaken our community and still shakes our community,” Chief Fry said. “It is a complex and terrible crime and it will take some time to resolve.”

Ethan Chapin, Kaylee GonCalves, Maddie Mogen and Xana Kernodle were stabbed to death in the off-campus home where the girls lived early last Sunday morning.

Captain Roger Lanier leads the operations division for Moscow Police.

He reiterated the known movements of the victims the morning they were killed. 

Captain Lanier talked about online rumors and speculation about the guilt of certain people.

Sunday, Lanier said they don’t believe the following people are involved in the crime: the surviving roommates, a man on the GrubTruck video, the people at the home when the 911 call was made, or a private party who drove Kaylee and Madison home.

Detectives said the surviving roommates called friends over the morning of the murder because they believed one of the second-floor victims had passed out and was not waking up. At 11:58 a.m., a 911 call requested aid for an unconscious person. The call came from one of the roommates phones inside the home.

Moscow Police said there were other friends at the home that morning, but didn’t specify when.

They also said they “cleared” the person two of the victims were calling the morning of the murders.

Police asked the public to not rely on rumors and rising speculation as the investigation continues.

Again Sunday, police declined to say why they still believe this was a “targeted attack.”

Anyone with information could call  208-883-7180 or email

This story is developing. We’ll update with new information as we get it.

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