Cops received CHILLING CALL about 'unconscious person' before finding bodies of tragic Idaho students

Madison Mogen, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21 were found dead inside a house near the campus

Cops received CHILLING CALL about 'unconscious person' before finding bodies of tragic Idaho students
Idaho police are investigating the deaths of four students killed in a so-called 'crime of passion' (YouTube/KREM 2 News, Instagram/@kayleegoncalves)
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Authorities were responding to a call about an unconscious person when they discovered the bodies of four students killed in a so-called "crime of passion."

University of Idaho students Madison Mogen, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21 were found dead inside a house near the campus. The group was seen in heartbreaking photos posted on social media hours before they were found dead in what a law enforcement official said was a "crime of passion." The discovery was made Sunday afternoon, November 13, after police responded to a report of an "unconscious person" at a home near the university campus in Moscow, Idaho. The deaths have since been described as an "apparent homicide."

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As reported by The Sun, all four of the deceased students were considered victims in the investigation, Moscow Mayor Art Bettge revealed. "The police got there at noon, nothing happened in the interim, and nothing happened afterward, so it seemed to be a unique occurrence that was not apt to be repeated,” Bettge said in a statement. "That timeline helped authorities determine that there was not an active risk," he added.

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Speaking to the Idaho Statesman on Monday night, November 14, Moscow Police Captain Anthony Dahlinger said none of the deceased students were believed to be responsible for the deaths. According to The Sun, Ethan Chapin, from Mount Vernon, Washington, was a freshman and member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He was majoring in recreation, sport, and tourism management, per college officials. Social media posts suggest he was dating one of the other victims, Xana Kernodle, from Post Falls, Idaho. She was a junior and was majoring in marketing. 

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Kernodle was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority with Madison Mogen, another victim. Mogen, from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, was a senior and also majoring in marketing.

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The fourth victim, Kaylee Goncalves, from Rathdrum, Idaho, was a senior general studies major and a member of the Alpha Phi sorority. Goncalves shared a picture of the four friends the day before police found their bodies. "One lucky girl to be surrounded by these ppl every day," she captioned the post.

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At the time of publication, law enforcement is yet to establish the cause and manner of death and is calling the incident a suspected homicide. Authorities are yet to make arrests and have not publicly identified any suspects.

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Mayor Bettge echoed what little information has been released at this time as he called the deaths "senseless" and a "crime of passion." He added, "This tragedy serves as a sobering reminder that senseless acts of violence can occur anywhere, at any time, and we are not immune from such events here in our community. Today we grieve for those who were lost and those they leave behind." Meanwhile, University of Idaho President Scott Green said, "Words cannot adequately describe the light these students brought to this world or ease the depth of suffering we feel at their passing under these tragic circumstances. No one feels that loss more than their families and friends. The university is working directly with those affected and is committed to supporting all students, families, and employees as this event undeniably touches all of us."

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