Idaho massacre: Kaylee Goncalves's dog unharmed at murder scene, handed over to ex-BF Jack DeCouer

The dog is currently, if pictures are to be believed, in the care of Jack DeCouer, victim Kaylee Goncalves' ex-boyfriend, who was spotted walking the dog recently

Idaho massacre: Kaylee Goncalves's dog unharmed at murder scene, handed over to ex-BF Jack DeCouer
Jack DeCouer, Kaylee Goncalves' ex-boyfriend, was seen walking her dog Murphy (inset) after her death (Screenshot/NYPost video and @kayleegoncalves/Instagram)
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: The police personnel of Idaho confirmed that an unharmed dog was located at the scene of the brutal murder of four college students from the University of Idaho -- Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20 or Ethan Chapin, 20. The dog is called Murphy and belonged to Goncalves, one of the victims. The dog is currently, if pictures are to be believed, in the care of Jack DeCouer, her ex-boyfriend. DeCouer was spotted walking the dog recently, according to the New York Post.

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The extent of the victim’s motive for leaving the dog alive and unharmed is not known. It may very well be that the killer never came into contact with it too. The discovery of the dog holds slight importance given the fact that there was a case of a skinned dog being found three miles away from the crime scene though it has been declared that that incident held no connection with the students’ murders.

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The Moscow Police Department said that officers investigating the brutal killings located a dog at the residence. The pet was unharmed and turned over to Animal Service. It has since been released to a “responsible party", the party allegedly being DeCouer.

Murphy, Goncalves' dog. (Photo: Screenshot from Daily Mail video)
Murphy (Screenshot/Daily Mail video)

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A skinned dog found three miles away from the crime scene had also shaken local residents. However, the police were quick to issue an update to dispel any reason to be scared about it. “Detectives are aware of a Latah County Sheriff’s Office incident of the report of a skinned dog and have determined it is unrelated to this incident,” a Moscow Police Department spokesperson told The Independent.

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Goncalves's dog was a frequent feature in her TikTok videos, which have now garnered millions of views. (TikTok/kayleegoncalves0)
Goncalves's dog was a frequent feature in her TikTok videos, which have now garnered millions of views (TikTok/kayleegoncalves0)

A lot of updates have been released recently about the case. The police are reportedly keen to keep the public informed of the progress in the case to maintain the peace of the locals residing in the area. Police Captain Lanier had informed at a press conference over the weekend that the reports that the victims were found tied and gagged and any information surrounding a 911 call was false and not to be believed.

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He further went on to rule out a few people as suspects, including a male seen on a Twitch video that featured Goncalves and Mogen at a food truck, hours before they were brutally killed and the person who drove them back home that night. It has been confirmed through autopsy reports that all four of them suffered some severe stab injuries and that there was no sign of sexual violence.

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