Did killer use chloroform? Internet sleuths have theory on how roommates slept through Idaho murders
Several people claimed that the killer may have used chloroform to subdue the two survivors before the University of Idaho students were murdered
MOSCOW, IDAHO: Many users on social media are now wondering how the two survivors could not hear anything during the murders of the University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Madison Mogen, 21. Now, several unproven and arbitrary conspiracy theories claim that killer might have used chloroform to subdue the two survivors before the murders took place.
A person wrote on Reddit wrote, "Could the murderer have potentially used chloroform? I know it’s a stretch of a theory, however, with the lack of immediate evidence in killing this big, it’s coming across as very calculated. And considering the lack of noise, it doesn’t seem like the wildest idea to consider. Chloroforming the victims would allow for more silence. This is only in regard to the victims without defensive wounds.”
“If they were drunk enough to not wake up from him entering or standing over then he stabbed them in a way that punctured their lungs I don’t think they’d even be able to physically scream. If he was able to get close enough to chloroform someone without them waking up he would have been close enough to do that. It’s much harder to knock someone unconscious with chloroform than most people think too,” another added. However many argued that, if the killer would have used chloroform then it would appear in the toxicology reports. “I imagine this may appear in toxicology reports, but don't think this track is likely,” the user remarked. “Stabbing is much more efficient than the use of chloroform,” yet another user added.
these new wild theories have emerged after it was earlier revealed by a source, who lived in the home for three years and visited the university campus, revealed to KTVB that there were two bedrooms on each floor of the three-story home and a sliding door that leads out the back. According to the source, the bedroom was right next to the kitchen, about 20ft from the sliding door and a staircase leading to the third floor was also nearby. The sliding door reportedly opens to a backyard that leads to a remote area.
Meanwhile, the police earlier revealed that they were now requesting locals to assist them in solving the case. As per NBC News, Moscow Police Department Chief James Fry said, "Anyone who has observed any notable behavior or has any video surveillance or can provide relevant information about these murders please call our tip line," Anyone with information about the crime or a tip about the victim's whereabouts, or a suspicious person in the area is asked to call 208-883-7180 or email [email protected]