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Four students found dead in apartment near University of Idaho, police suspect homicide

The Moscow police initially received a call regarding an unconscious person on Kind Road
UPDATED NOV 14, 2022
The Moscow police department found 4 students dead in a house near University of Idaho campus (Krem2/video screenshot)
The Moscow police department found 4 students dead in a house near University of Idaho campus (Krem2/video screenshot)

MOSCOW, IDAHO: The Moscow Police Department discovered four bodies close to the University of Idaho on Sunday, November 13. According to a police press release, a report was made to police concerning a person who was unresponsive on Kind Road in Moscow. Officers found the deceased inside a "house that was converted into an apartment" when they got to the site at 11:58 am, Moscow Police Department Captain Tyson Berrett said. Berrett confirmed that all four of the victims were University of Idaho students.

While Berrett stated he was unable to say how the four people died, all four deaths are being treated as homicides. Police may disclose the names of the deceased students soon, he said, but they must first confer with the prosecutor. As per the captain, there isn't a suspect at the moment, as per reported by Idaho Statesman.


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The University of Idaho warned pupils to avoid the area near King Road as the police were looking into a homicide near the campus.


The school issued a second notice at 3:46 p.m. stating that the "shelter in place" recommendation had been rescinded and that authorities did not feel there was an active danger. The alert stated that the suspect was still unidentified at the time. Students were advised to "remain vigilant" by the school.


The University of Idaho refused to give any details on the fatalities. After notifying the families of the dead, the police will provide further details about their investigation. “The Moscow Police Department gives our heartfelt condolences to family members, friends, and the Moscow community,” the statement read. Police are asking anyone with information to call the department at 208-882-2677.

MEAWW previously reported about two American students who were studying abroad perished in the terrible stampede that occurred at a Halloween event on October 29 in South Korea. Steven Blesi and Anne Gieske, both 20 years old, perished in the occasion that drew around 100,000 spectators.

Officials have verified that University of Kentucky student Anne Gieske, a junior nursing major, died in the stampede. Steven Blesi's relatives claimed they learned he was one among the people who perished in the mob rush. He was a junior at Georgia's Kennesaw State University. The tragedy happened as the Halloween event's crowd grew unruly and crowded, which caused a disastrous stampede. There were two more University of Kentucky students abroad in South Korea. According to university president Eli Capilouto, who delivered the notification on October 30, they are currently secure. “We have been in contact with Anne's family and will provide whatever support we can now and in the days ahead as they cope with this indescribable loss,” said Capilouto. “We will be there for those in our community who knew and loved Anne,” the University's president said.