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'He's sloppy': Ex-FBI profiler claims Idaho students' killer is amateur young male who knew victims

The killer’s decision to commit such a brazen crime was indicative of his relationship with one or more of the victims, former FBI profiler Jim Clemente hypothesized
University of Idaho students Maddie Mogen, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, and Kaylee Goncalves were murdered in their home (@kayleegonglaves @maddiemogen/Instagram)
University of Idaho students Maddie Mogen, Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, and Kaylee Goncalves were murdered in their home (@kayleegonglaves @maddiemogen/Instagram)

IDAHO, MOSCOW: A retired FBI profiler Jim Clemente, has provided some insight into the brutal stabbing of four college students at the University of IdahoKaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20 or Ethan Chapin, 20. The most important of the observations that Clemente has given to FOX News is the fact that he thinks that the killer is definitely someone that the students knew and who was familiar with their routines.

"He’s sloppy," Clemente said. "This is probably more of a compulsive kind of person, that would put him at a younger age and maybe in the age group or just above the victims." He believes that the suspect is not someone who has been involved in any violent crimes before. "I don’t think he’s particularly sophisticated, criminally sophisticated, or forensically sophisticated," he added.


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Clemente also weighed in on his suspicions that the killer would be someone that the victims had known. He said if it was someone they did not know, someone in the house would have confronted him, but they don’t seem to have. "When anybody living there could have had a gun, multiple people could confront and attack him when he got in."

"Unless he knew them unless he knew one or more of them," he went on. "I think that reduces the risk if he did, or if he was stalking them, and he knew that on the weekends they all got wasted. And they went to bed early, or they went to bed in the early morning, and they didn't get up till late afternoon because they were all wasted."

He mentions that the killer must have known them because there was no other way, he would know that the students would be drunk at that time. He also opens up about why he believes the killer would be a male; he uses the defensive wounds on the victims to make his case. "They fought back. This is somebody that was able to kill more people, including a male victim," Clemente said. He also referenced the use of a knife as a murder weapon and said that such violence is "more indicative of a male offender."

He also said that the time of the attack is indicative of many of the killer’s personal traits. He mentions that the fact that the killer felt he had ‘freedom of movement’ during that time, may point to the idea that, “He’s not in a relationship or a job that would keep him.”