'Guy in hoodie wanted to help': Bar patron has NEW details about man who followed Idaho murder victims
Bar patron Joe Vidot revealed, 'I saw the hoodie guy show up with the two of them. The vibe I got from him is that he's super nice'
MOSCOW, IDAHO: Two of the four University of Idaho students killed on Sunday, November 13, were last seen alive around 1.41 am ordering food from a late-night food truck. A video of the event shows a man in a hoodie following Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen as they placed their orders and spoke to other persons there.
Mogen and Goncalves had arrived at the Corner Club bar at 11 pm and had stayed until 1.30 am. They then proceeded to Grub Truckers around 1.40 am and ordered a $10 carbonara, which took around 10 minutes to arrive. While they wait, they can be seen conversing with others who are also waiting by the truck, as reported by MEAWW.
People have speculated that the man in the hoodie is Jack Showalter, who was reportedly kicked out of his fraternity recently and might possess the same type of knife used to murder the students, according to True Crime Society. Authorities are still looking for the murder weapon.
But Joe Vidot, a Corner Club Bar patron who was at the club when Mogen and Goncalves were there that night, has a different theory. Later in the night, Vidot happened to be with a neighbor who had just moved to Moscow and was showing her the Grub Bus where he spotted both the girls again. This was when the guy in the hoodie followed the two girls who would later be stabbed to death. The hoodie guy was one of the key "suspicious" figures that the police reportedly interviewed.
As per Daily Mail, Vidot recalled the events of the night and remembered the hoodie guy. "That's when the woman arrived, accompanied by a man in a hoodie, who had been the subject of much speculation among internet sleuths as a suspect. Police have not named the man, but said that he is not considered a suspect. I saw the hoodie guy show up with the two of them. The vibe I got from him is that he's super nice. He was trying to help them get home safe."
Vidot said the man acted like a dutiful guardian and possibly had amorous intent. "He was funny, he was nice. He was there to ensure they got home safely because they were super drunk. I thought he was a solid guy. Believe me when I tell you that his vibe was not bad," he told the publication.
Authorities have stated they have not ruled out the possibility that more than one person was involved in the deaths. The attack was targeted, according to police, and the killer or killers used a fixed-blade knife. More than 45 FBI, state police, and Moscow police officers are working on the murder case, which is the first in Moscow since 2015, as reported by CNN.