Idaho murders: Neighbor says he heard a SCREAM at 4am on night of attack but 'didn’t think anything of it'
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MOSCOW, IDHAO: The murders of the University of Idaho students are still being investigated and police are yet to find the suspect(s). On November 13, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were stabbed to death in their three-story off-campus rental home. A neighbor, who earlier claimed he heard nothing, now says that he might have heard a scream from the house.
There are two neighbors who reside in an adjacent apartment complex. They told the Idaho Statesman that the night on Saturday, November 12, the day preceeding the murders, was "unusually quiet."
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Inan Harsh, 30, a native of Pullman, Washington, has been living in an apartment building next to the off-campus home for roughly two years. He said he returned from his job as a cook around 1:30 am on November 13.
The home at 1122 King Road in Moscow was usually bustling, even at that time, he said, but instead on that night the house was unusually quiet. ""It was kind of bizarre. There was not a lot of activity."
As he dozed off around 4 am, he said he heard what sounded like a scream. However, Harsh did not think much of the scream and instead associated it with a "party sound" coming from the six-bedroom house rather than something distressing.
“I didn’t think anything of it,” Harsh said. “After what happened, I’ve definitely had second thoughts. Maybe it was not a party sound. I’m not sure what good it does for them now."
Harsh said he didn’t mention the disturbing detail to police during an initial conversation but later contacted investigators after it occurred to him that someone might have been screaming in distress.
The neighbor said he also spotted an unfamiliar black luxury SUV at 1:30 am parked a few spaces from the front of the home, which he reported to police.
Earlier, Harsh had put up a status on Facebook on November 16 that read, "4 killed in stabbing across street. No screams,no evidence, no trace. So like, professional killers? But why, on 3 soroiy girls? S**t doesnt make sense." Police may reportedly call in Harsh for questioning again, as per News Nation.
On December 1, police reiterated their concerns about the incident, although they were still unsure about whether it was a targeted attack or not. Authorities have, meanwhile, asked people to come forward with any relevant information.