Idaho murders: Friend who was called before 911 allegedly says 'one survivor fainted, other hysterical'
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Web sleuths have been busy formulating theories on the University of Idaho student killings that took the lives of Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, Madison Mogen, and Ethan Chapin. The two girls who survived, Bethany Funke and Dylan Mortensen, were reportedly sleeping inside their rooms when the gruesome murders took place. Now, a Reddit user claims that the friend who was called before 911 allegedly recalled how "one survivor fainted, other was hysterical" after coming across the crime scene in the morning.
The person wrote on Reddit while quoting a Facebook comment, “Two people who claimed to be at the house with the roommates when the bodies were discovered quickly came to the surviving roommate's defense and wrote that the roommates woke up, went upstairs to the kitchen and noticed the sliding glass door was open and it was during that time they discovered Ethan. They didn’t say where he was found on that floor but that it was so horrific that both girls went into shock and ran out of the house. One of the roommates fainted and the other was beyond hysterical and not making any sense.”
“Their frantic actions while coming out of the house caught the attention of people walking past, the people responding on the victim’s IG, claimed to be two of those people. They implied that the roommate who fainted had already dialed 911 but was so distraught that she fainted before she could give any info that the dispatcher could understand. The only info that the bystander who picked up the roommate's phone could give the 911 dispatcher was she just saw her friend run out of the house and faint. That’s how the 911 call was made on the “roommates” phone and by someone else. And why the call went out for an unconscious person,” the user continues.
Earlier, according to NBC News, police revealed that when the 911 call was placed, there were more individuals inside the house than just the two surviving roommates. James Fry, the chief of the Moscow Police Department, claimed earlier during a press conference that one of the roommates' phones was used to make the 911 call, but he would not confirm who did it. According to police, none of the residents who were at the house when the 911 call was made are likely the suspect.
According to Fry, there were "other friends who had arrived at the location" when the 911 call was made, though it is unclear how many people were present at the time. Moscow police claimed in a statement during their press conference that the roommates summoned friends to the apartment because they believed one of the victims had passed out and wasn't waking up. Police also reported that numerous people spoke with the 911 dispatcher.