Idaho murders: Cops say ‘unharmed’ dog was in room where there was no crime or evidence

Idaho murders: Cops say ‘unharmed’ dog was in room where there was no crime or evidence
A dog was discovered in the house where the four University of Idaho students were killed on November 13 (xanakernodle/Instagram and kayleegoncalves/Instagram)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Police investigating the murders of four University students have provided a new update on the case. On Monday, December 5, investigators claimed that a dog that was discovered in the horror house, where the youngsters were brutally slayed, did not harm the massacre site.

Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen, both 21, were found dead with 20-year-olds, Xana Kernodle and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, in the early morning hours of November 13. However, the dog, believed to be of Goncalves', was found safe and sound, raising speculation about whether the victim locked her pet in a room before she went to Mogen’s room, where both of them were murdered.

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On their website, the Moscow Police Department reportedly shared, “There have been numerous requests about the dog found at the residence on the morning of Nov. 13. Arriving officers entered the residence and found the deceased victims. During the search of the home, a dog was found in a room where the crimes had not been committed."

“Officers did not find any evidence on the dog and there was no indication the animal had entered the crime scene. While the dog was in the house when officers arrived, it has not been determined where the dog was physically located when the murders took place,” the update noted before adding, “The dog was taken to Animal Services and released to a responsible person.”

The investigators’ release also clarified that “no suspect has been identified and only vetted information that does not hinder the investigation will be released to the public. Anyone with information is asked to contact the tip line at 208-883-7180 or email [email protected]

Meanwhile, as the search for the murderer goes on, several theories have emerged regarding the same. Previously, Mary Ellen O'Toole, an ex-FBI profiler, told Newsweek, “This is an offender who has been inside of other people's homes before, for whatever reasons, not invited...they are just comfortable breaking into somebody's home and being inside there. Secondly, this is somebody that was likely in that home before.”

She had added, “When you murder four people, you're gonna get in and out pretty quickly, and so in order to do that, and lowering your own risk level, you have to have some knowledge of that place.”

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Besides, a wild guess game began recently on Twitter. Initially, in the case, it was found that one of the victims had called a person named Jack numerous times just before the crime happened. Many people alleged that maybe Jack was behind the crime but it has not been confirmed by the officials. 

Since that theory was dismissed, a Twitter user named @whereisheather tweeted, “Maybe the calls to ‘jack’ were really them screaming the killer’s name and Siri picked it up thinking they meant to call Jack… but it just dialed the first ‘jack’ in their phones #Idaho4 #idahohomicides #moscowmurders #idahostudents.” 

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@whereisheather also posted, “It only takes 1 Siri enabled call. After that, you can open the keypad, and if no number is listed, (blank on the dial pad), you can hit the green button and it’ll dial the last number called…Timeline gets them home at 1:56am, where was hoodie guy? How long does it take to get from food truck to the house? When was the first ‘call’ made?” which gave birth to several speculations with one person saying, “Literally we’ve seen so much real life that’s been more terrifying & crazy than any piece of fiction .. nothing is crazy to me anymore ! That includes Siri picking up the name of the killer 🤷🏻‍♀️.”

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Another one added, "Possible…can you imagine though if there are voicemails on Jack’s phone with sounds of struggle. How awful, but maybe great evidence also."

Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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