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Idaho murders: Ex-FBI agent says Kaylee Goncalves' dad Steve 'joked', spoke about 'lighting' at victims' service

Jonathan Gilliam, an ex-FBI agent, found it odd that Steve Goncalves told the media 'it was fast and nobody suffered' while talking about the murders
Steve Goncalves, the father of Kaylee Goncalves, has often expressed rage about how the investigation was being handled (NewsNation/Videograb/Twitter, kayleegoncalves/Instagram)
Steve Goncalves, the father of Kaylee Goncalves, has often expressed rage about how the investigation was being handled (NewsNation/Videograb/Twitter, kayleegoncalves/Instagram)

MOSCOW, IDAHO: Locals are still in shock following the horrific killings of four University of Idaho students on November 13. On November 14, the Moscow Police Department named the four victims — Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen, and Kaylee Goncalves — who had all been stabbed to death with what police presumed was a 'fixed blade' knife.

Steve Goncalves, the father of Kaylee Goncalves, has been outspoken with media houses and even shared a few crucial inside details of the case with the public. He has also expressed rage about the police investigation, as the killer is still at large and no suspects or even persons of interest have been named. Recently, Steve Goncalves made a few jokes at his dead daughter Kaylee's vigil, and this odd behavior has caught the attention of former FBI agent Jonathan Gilliam. He spoke about this with 'Wake Up America.'


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During the interview, Gilliam said Steve made jokes during the vigil of the four students and said, "I've worked a lot of different cases. I spoke to a lot of different law enforcement. In fact, one police officer, who was a mayor of a town in Springfield and 20 years as a police officer, reached out to me yesterday and said he has never seen anyone that seemed like they have committed a homicide more than Mr. Gonzales. Now that's something... when we're looking at his statements that he is consistently making to the media." Gilliam then quoted some "very odd" and 'conflicting' statements made by Steve Goncalves to the media, including one in which he said that "it was fast and nobody suffered."


Gilliam further added, "He (Steve) went... when they had the service for all the four slain and [he] made jokes and talked about the lighting." Recently, Steve Goncalves had chastised the police for failing to provide any leads, and for reversing their initial claim that at least one of the four housemates appeared to be the killer's target and failing even to offer a prospective slasher's profile.

According to the New York Post, one of the murder squad police officers is only 26 years old, making him only 19 when the calm city of Moscow last saw a murder in 2015. Police say the murderer is still at large nearly three weeks after the murders. Even though no suspects have been identified or a murder weapon has been discovered, the public has been urged to come forward with any information.