'Definitely some evidence': Web sleuth shares footage of forensic team at Idaho murders house
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IDAHO, MOSCOW: The killings of four University of Idaho students on November 13 are still under investigation, according to Moscow police. To solve the killings and identify the perpetrator, the FBI and the Idaho State Police are assisting the overworked local police by sifting evidence. More than one and a half months after the killings, several bizarre theories have been spun on the internet to explain the mystery.
Recently, a Twitter user shared a Reddit user's video that shows a group of forensic teams investigating in the murder house.The Twitter user wrote, "Looks like there is definitely some evidence at the crime scene that hasn't been shown to the public just yet, including swabs and photos as seen in this video."
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In the video, the State police forensic team can be spotted from the angle of the front house window, as they actively collect evidence through "swabs". The video even captured a photographer taking pictures of purported evidence. Another user wrote, "She has a long swab, leans over, pulls a sample, then crouches. I'm guessing there is a testing kit on the floor?"
Another user wrote, "This is the living room area, but I agree. There's no way there's a body there, or it would all be covered. I'm guessing possible blood."
Looks like there is definitely some evidence at the crime scene that hasnt been shown to the public just yet, including swabs and photos as seen in this video #Idaho4 #idahohomicide#IdahoFour #Idahohomocides#IdahoCollegeStudents #idahosuspecthttps://t.co/0crp5NdmeD— TheyKeepOnTrollingTheyHatin (@TheyKeepTrollin) December 28, 2022
Current status of the police investigation
There has been no indication that these theories are connected to the murders. The case's extensive social media scrutiny has frequently resulted in outlandish theories, making the police's task more difficult. Furthermore, mounting media and victim-family pressure have increased the investigation's challenges. The probe is still ongoing, and there is no hint of a breakthrough.
The investigation into the deadly stabbings did not reveal much fresh information from authorities over the Christmas break. However, some developments have occurred, including a University of Illinois professor suing an online sleuth and the Moscow Police Department clarifying that a car found in Oregon was not linked to the stabbings.
Many facts of the case are still under wraps as officials are keeping crucial material private to safeguard the investigation's integrity. The weapon used in the November 13 quadruple homicide that killed Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d'Alene, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, and junior Xana Kernodle, 20, of Post Falls, and Ethan Chapin is yet to be found.
Police continue asking for the public's assistance in locating a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra, believing the driver and any passengers may know what happened on November 13. An automobile matching that description was discovered abandoned in Eugene, Oregon. However, authorities have contacted the owner and determined that she and the vehicle are unrelated to the case.
On Friday, a University of Idaho professor filed a defamation lawsuit against a TikToker based in Texas. Ashley Guillard, a self-described internet detective with over 105,000 followers, claimed in six videos that former history professor Rebecca Scofield was in a romantic relationship with Goncalves and was accountable for the four fatalities. On Tuesday, Moscow police announced they do not believe Scofield was engaged in the crime. The local police department refused to intervene in the ongoing civil court proceedings, as reported by Brian EntinTweet.