Following the deaths of four University of Idaho students, police assisting in the investigation were reportedly shocked at the amount of blood found at the crime scene.
“There was blood everywhere. We have investigators who have been on the job for 20, even 30, years, and they say they have never seen anything like this,” a police source told DailyMail.
The outlet described the scene as “blood oozing through the walls” of the rented home located near the campus, along with blood found on the side of the house and the back porch. As CrimeOnline previously reported, Moscow police said Ethan Chapin, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were found dead at the residence.
A local official described the slayings as a “crime of passion,” while Moscow police indicated that it was an “isolated, targeted attack, and there is no imminent threat to the community at large.”
Police arrived at the home after someone called for help regarding an unresponsive person lying on King Road. The victims were later found dead from what police described as a knife or edged weapon attack, although the weapon has not yet been located.
Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt that the scene was “very sad” and there was “lots of blood,” according to 11Alive News. Federal agents were called in to assist the Moscow police, along with the Idaho State Police, and the Latah County Prosecutor’s Office.
“We do not believe there is an ongoing threat for community members,” Moscow police said in a statement Tuesday.
“Investigators are continuing to work diligently on establishing a timeline of relevant events to re-create the victims’ activities on the evening of November 12 and early morning of November 13, following all leads and identifying persons of interest.”
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[Featured image: Candles and flowers are left at a make-shift memorial honoring four slain University of Idaho students outside the Mad Greek restaurant in downtown Moscow, Idaho, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. Police discovered the bodies of the four students at home near campus on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, and said the killer or killers used a knife or bladed weapon in the targeted attack. Two of the victims, 21-year-old Madison Mogen and 20-year-old Xana Kernodle, were servers at Mad Greek. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)]