Idaho murders: Police refuse to make 911 call public as search for killer drags on
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: As the probe into the quadruple Idaho student murders is ongoing, police have reportedly declined to make the 911 tapes public fearing it might interfere with their efforts to nab the killer. 21-year-olds Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen were killed with Xana Kernodle and her boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, on November 13.
The lives of all the victims, who were university students, were taken inside an off-campus house using a Rambo-style knife. According to cops, the youngsters were murdered early in the morning. It has also been reported that two students were inside the house when the killings were carried out but they somehow survived and later informed the police.
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Radaronline.com reported that the outlet tried to get details of the 911 call by filing a Freedom of Information Act request. But the application was denied as Moscow City Attorney Mia Bautista reportedly said, “The City’s examination of records requested indicates that the contents are exempt from public disclosure because the records are active investigatory record which, if released, would interfere with enforcement proceedings…”
In addition, the cops have also reportedly declined to disclose the details of the crime scene. As per the Moscow police, “Detectives do not currently know if the residence or any occupants were specifically targeted but continue to investigate.”
This comes as over 1,000 people came together at the university’s Kibbie Dome on Wednesday night, November 30, to remember the slain students. Among those in attendance was Ethan's mother Stacy Chapin, who reportedly said, “Make sure that you spend as much time as possible with those people because time is precious and it’s something you can’t get back. It’s really important.”
Kaylee’s father Steve Goncalves also shared his thoughts. He noted his daughter and her best friend Madison were united even in death. Steve added, “They went to high school together. Then they started looking at colleges. They came here together. They eventually get into the same apartment together. And, in the end, they died together. In the same room, in the same bed. … It’s like a book. It’s like some kind of terrible chapter.”
Earlier, a student at the University of Idaho shared a musical tribute to the four victims. On her Instagram page, Alivia wrote, “Good evening, friends. I recently wrote this song in honor and remembrance of my fellow students who were killed two weeks ago. @kayleegoncalves @maddiemogen @xanakernodle @ethanchapin4. I did not know all of you personally, but I mourn for you and the loss that our community is feeling."
"I pray for justice for you all and comfort for your families and friends. This song is called May We Meet Again,” she added. The lyrics of the song reportedly went, “May we meet again…A world much better than this one..”