Didn't Idaho killer know about 1st floor bedrooms? Social media theory explains why survivors were spared

There are two bedrooms on each floor of the three-story home and a sliding door that leads out the back

Didn't Idaho killer know about 1st floor bedrooms? Social media theory explains why survivors were spared
Police reported that one of the two survivors who were reportedly present in the house during the horror murder later called 911 to report the incident (@kayleegoncalves/Instagram, Screenshot/Good Morning America)
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: A theory that is doing the rounds on social media suggests the University of Idaho quadruple killer did not know about the building's first-floor bedrooms and hence left the scene without killing the two survivors. Moscow, a town of 25,000 near the Washington state border, has been in shock since the bodies of Ethan Chapin, 20, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Madison Mogen, 21, were found by police on November 13 at their off-campus house. Police reported that one of the two survivors who were reportedly present in the house during the horror murder later called 911 to report the incident. 

As a result, many users on Reddit now believe that the killer might not have been aware of the 1st-floor bedroom and went straight to the second floor and killed the four victims. One person wrote, “Maybe the killer went straight into the second floor of the house via the back sliding glass doors. He accessed the bedroom of two victims on the second floor and the other two victims on the third floor then left the same way, possibly not realizing there were more bedrooms on the first floor where the two survivors slept.” 

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“I’ve thought this myself. This was someone that followed Kaylee and Madison home but isn’t known to them. I believe he tried to come on to them at the restaurant or the bar at some point in history…I’m guessing someone older, with a military history, loner, and local to the vicinity. Unfortunately, I think he will do this again. Maybe at the other university close by. My bet is that it’s a serial killer…and these are his first murders,” someone added. Another user agreed, saying, “100% agree.” “I think this is exactly what happened also,” a user concurred. 

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Meanwhile, it was earlier reported that the slain students had a sliding back door for access to their home. A source who lived in the home for three years and visited the university campus revealed to KTVB that there are two bedrooms on each floor of the three-story home and a sliding door that leads out the back. According to the source, the bedroom is right next to the kitchen, about 20 feet from the sliding door, and a staircase leading to the third floor is also nearby. The sliding door reportedly opens to a backyard that leads to a remote area.

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The source also stated that it was difficult to hear anything from the lowest level, adding that during his time there, his roommates on the bottom floor often held parties or turned up the music on the second floor at the front of the house. Earlier this week, police revealed that they were making progress in the case and attempting to profile the alleged murderer while mapping all the evidence they have. Anyone with information about the crime or a tip about the suspect's whereabouts, or a suspicious person in the area is asked to call 208-883-7180 or email [email protected]

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