Did Kaylee Goncalves' family make FB page for her? Internet wonders if they 'doubt' the investigation
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: The brutal slayings of University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, has taken over the headlines for over two months now. In the early morning hours of November 13, 2022, the four students were found stabbed to death in their off-campus rental home on King Road in Moscow, Idaho. The sole accused in the homicide case, Bryan Kohberger, 28, was arrested on December 30. Since then, a lot of details have emerged linking Kohberger to the killings, including the testimony of one of the survivors, Dylan Mortensen, as revealed in the probable cause affidavit, who 'saw' a man fitting Kohberger's description. Also, the suspect left a knife sheath at the crime scene with his DNA on it.
A recent development related to the case has left the internet shocked. The family of slain Idaho student Kaylee Goncalves has created a Facebook page to share 'tips' and 'leads' related to the case. Many internet users believed that it is "weird to create a page seeking information when this does not seem to be an unsolved mystery", as suspect has already been charged. Kohberger, a PhD student who studied criminology at Washington State University, was captured from his parents' home in eastern Pennsylvania, more than 2,500 miles away from the town of Moscow. On January 12, Kohberger appeared in court and waived his right to a speedy preliminary hearing.
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Did Kaylee Goncalves' family make a Facebook page for her?
A reddit user shared the information about a Facebook page allegedly created by Kaylee Goncalves' family and wrote, "KG’s family made a Facebook page to discuss the murders and to submit information. Just wanted to share. I won’t be putting my opinion on it. The page name is: Idaho Murders - The Goncalves Family Page." As referred by the user a page has been created with the title 'Idaho Murders- The Goncalves Family Page' for " the public to reach out if they have any tips/leads that could be helpful."
Does the slain Idaho student's family still 'doubts' the investigation?
The creation of the Facebook page has left the internet wondering whether the family 'doubts' the investigation. "It makes me wonder if the conspiracy theories are sowing seeds of doubt in their heads. Any idea to what extent they would be kept in the loop now that a trial is underway? Do the investigators keep them posted on evidence and/or the prosecution update them on the case as they build it? Asking because they clearly weren't confident in LE at first, and seemed to have expressed a change of heart shortly after the arrest; but they're back to being kept in the dark, I could see doubt creeping back and them even looking to social media for "reassurance" in a way, only to find all these elaborate conspiracy theories," wrote the user.
Another user added, "It’s just so weird to create a page seeking information when this does not seem to be an unsolved mystery or a cold case. Next week you’ll see articles with headings such as… “Does family doubt police have the right suspect” Family creates Facebook page to find out more info about the murders..why? Is case on Kohberger weak? Family seeks more info! Family still doubts investigation even with suspect in custody."
A user believed that "putting anything out in public will make it much easier to obfuscate facts and sow reasonable doubt at the trial". "Uggggh if this is the purpose it is very bad and stupid. I know people grieve in all sorts of ways and I hate to bash them, but they are going about this all wrong. Do not establish a public Internet page to get "information" about an ongoing case that is going to trial. This isn't a missing person or cold case where public "information" will help. Everything should go directly to law enforcement and the prosecution. Putting anything out in public will make it much easier to obfuscate facts and sow reasonable doubt at the trial," wrote the user.
Another user pointed out that "all tips must go to official law enforcement". "We must all reiterate that ALL tips must go to official law enforcement and not to any Facebook page, even if it is a family’s. This is an ACTIVE investigation. It has not gone cold. It is not the same as a family making a page for somebody who has been missing and is being searched for. They have a suspect in custody. This family seems to have a problem letting law enforcement do its job," wrote the user.
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