Four students were stabbed to death in Moscow, Idaho, police said.

Candles and flowers are placed at a memorial to the four University of Idaho students who were killed at the Mad Greek restaurant in Moscow, Idaho, on Tuesday. Two of the victims, Madison Mogen, 21, and Xana Kernodle, 20, were waiters at a restaurant. Nicholas K. Geranios/AP Hide caption Nicholas K. Geranios/AP Candles and flowers are placed at a memorial to four University of Idaho students who were killed at a Mad Greek restaurant in Moscow, Idaho, on Tuesday. Two of the victims, Madison Mogen, 21, and Xana Kernodle, 20, were waiters at a restaurant. Nicholas K. Geranios/AP Police of Moscow, Idaho, believe that a knife or other sharp weapon was used in the killings of four University of Idaho students over the weekend, and are investigating what they described as an “isolated targeted attack”. An update was provided. The person responsible for the death remains to be seen. As member stations of Boise State Public Radio point out, information about the murder is limited. This is what we know so far. Victims range from 1st grade to 4th grade. Four students, three female students and a male, were found dead in an apartment on King Road near campus on Sunday when police responded to a report of an unconscious person. After police publicly identified the students killed Monday afternoon, the University of Idaho released more details about the four. Ethan Chapin, 20, a freshman from Mount Vernon, Washington, was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. His major was Recreation, Sports and Tourism Management. Kaylee Goncalves, 21, is a senior in Rathdrum, Idaho, majoring in her general studies at the College of Literature, Arts and Social Sciences. Xana Kernodle, 20, majored in marketing as a junior in Post Falls, Idaho, where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority. Madison “Maddie” Mogen, 21, was a senior in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, majoring in her marketing. All three women were from Kootnai County. Coeur d’Alene, the seat of Kootenai County, is across the border from Spokane, Washington. Chapin was from just north of Seattle in western Washington. Kernodle and Mogen worked together at the Mad Greek restaurant in downtown Moscow. “Xana and Maddie have been servers here for several years and have brought great joy to our restaurant and everyone they met.” said the restaurant management. In a follow-up post, they said the two friends and college staff met at a restaurant Monday night to share support. The Moscow Police Department said it did not find any weapons related to the attack, but preliminary information suggests that investigators believe “a sharp weapon such as a knife was used”. “There are no suspects in custody at this time,” police said on Tuesday. Police are hoping to get more information later this week when an autopsy on the victim is expected to be completed. The department “hopes to be able to provide more definitive information about the exact cause of death,” the department said. Moscow Mayor Art Bettge said local police were investigating “with the support of several other agencies”. The campus is in mourning, and investigators said based on what they’ve learned so far, they consider the killings to be “an isolated, targeted attack and pose no imminent threat to the community as a whole.” But with no detainees and few details, “many students are fearful and leaving campus early for the Thanksgiving break,” local TV anchor Maggie O’Mara said via Facebook. Authorities are currently working to piece together the activities of the victims and culminated in the discovery of a quadruple murder on Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Relatives of some of the victims issued a statement to local media, condoling the tragic death of a beloved young man with a bright future. In the face of lack of answers, they also urged people not to speculate or spread false information about what led to the attack.
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