Idaho murders: Ex-FBI special agent says 'layered' evidence is slowing down progress in solving case
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Former FBI special agent Maureen O’Connell has said that progress in solving the brutal Idaho murders has slowed down due to a couple of reasons. In the early morning hours of November 13, 2022, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were stabbed to death in an off-campus three-story rented home. Law enforcement is yet to identify the suspect(s) in the case. Authorities have said that the gory scene where the students were killed was the “worst they’ve ever seen."
"Finals were Friday night, so the whole town is pretty much empty," Maureen said, according to Fox News. "In order to have an in-person interview, normally the cops would go out right to their house and bring them in and talk to them. But in this particular instance, they are having to send leads to either FBI offices or to local police departments throughout the country where these kids went home for holidays."
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Maureen added that the evidence collected was "layered", which is difficult to work with and pull apart. "For example, the shoe impressions with snow and dirt and rocks and blood have to be separated out, and tested," she said. However, the officer also assured that the investigation is going in the right direction.
Meamwhile, Kaylee Goncalves' father has spoken up about newly-unearthed footage showing his daughter and her friend Madison Mogen in which they are heard talking about a person called 'Adam'. Steven Goncalves said Adam is not a suspect in the case. Surveillance footage believed to be taken early on November 13, 2022, shows Goncalves and Mogen walking in downtown Moscow, accompanied by a man, just hours before they were brutally murdered.
In the video, the women seem to be wearing the same clothes Goncalves and Mogen were donning in another video outside a nearby food truck the same evening. The man in the video also appears to be wearing clothes that look like those a man at the food truck wore, and who police had claimed was not a suspect. "Maddie, what did you say to Adam?" a woman asks in the video. "Like, I told Adam everything," the second woman replies. Goncalves' father has said it was "pretty clear" that the man his daughter was talking about in the video was not a suspect.
This comes as a local shop owner recently claimed that Goncalves would beg her friends to walk closely behind all the time as she was "terrified" of a stalker who was reportedly following her around. Following her and her three friends' brutal murder, several reports claimed that Goncalves had a stalker. However, Moscow police have denied having any knowledge of it.