The Idaho students may have been asleep when they were stabbed, police said.

Comments on this story The four University of Idaho students murdered in their off-campus home on Sunday were probably sleeping when they were stabbed, the county coroner said. Some suffered defensive wounds, the Latta County Coroner’s Office said in a statement released by police in Moscow, Idaho, late Friday. The Moscow Police Department said authorities received more than 500 tips and conducted 38 interviews, but were seeking more tips. Ethan Chapin, 20, Conway, Wash.; Xana Kernodle, 20, Post Falls, Idaho; Madison Mogen, 21, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho, was killed in the early hours of Sunday, an hour or two after they all returned home, police said. The three women were roommates and Chapin and Kernodle were dating. Through surveillance footage and interviews, authorities have revealed new details about the four friends’ activities the night before the killings. That Saturday evening Goncalves and Mogen were at a bar. downtown. According to police, they stopped at a food truck to drive them home and arrived at 1:45 a.m., about the same time Kenodl and Chapin returned to their lodgings after spending time at the Sigma Chi Fraternity Center on campus. Idaho students were killed. Two other roommates were also at the house that night and detectives said they did not believe they were involved in the crime, Moscow police said. Moscow Police Commissioner James Fry said there were no injuries or hostages. “A bruise torn by a knife. She’s a tough kid,” he told the Arizona-based station. He said that the door to the house his roommates share locks automatically and requires a code to unlock. He was looking for evidence in the contents of three dumpsters near his residence. They also wanted to see if they had recently purchased a fixed blade knife from a local business. Police called 911 just before noon on Sunday to report that an unconscious person was at the residence. They did not identify the 911 caller. Idaho State Police spokesman Aaron Snell told ABC News Thursday that none of the uninjured roommates were the callers. The killer was “still out there” and told residents to be vigilant. Authorities said it was a targeted attack, but Fry told reporters “I can’t say there’s no threat to the community.” .More than 40 FBI agents were assigned to the case, including 22 investigators working with the Idaho State Police and local authorities in Moscow. Police posted a map showing where the four students were seen that night and asked anyone who saw anything suspicious or near the area with video footage to contact authorities. Junior Kernodle majored in marketing. Senior Morgan was also studying marketing. Senior Goncalves majored in Liberal Arts. Their families expressed their grief to their respective news outlets. Chapin, who enjoyed sports and travel, was one of triplets and was so close to his siblings that they all had to attend. His parents told Seattle-based television station KING-TV. “She truly was the once-in-a-lifetime type of person,” Kernodle’s sister, Jazzmin Kernodle, said in a tribute posted on her Instagram. 4 of them were good friends. Jazzmin Kernodle said. Xana, she loved them so much,” she wrote on Instagram. Goncalves and Mogen were kind, adventurous, and worthy women who loved their lives. . based television station KXLY. Goncalves was “dedicated, outspoken, driven and exuberant.” They said that Maddy is “one of the most sincere, kindest and most caring people on the planet” and that “no amount of words or statements can explain who they are, what they want out of life, and what they have stolen from all of us.” wrote the family. “We are angry. You must be angry. Find the person responsible and we will find it.” A rally will be held on the school campus at 5:00 p.m. on November 30, the university announced Thursday. Marisa Iati contributed to this report.
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