'Somebody who really hated these kids': Internet comes up with 'simplest answers' to who Idaho killer is
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: More than a month has passed since four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death in their beds. In the early morning hours of November 13, 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."
In the aftermath of the murders, Internet sleuths come up with several theories about who the killer is, or what kind of a person they could be. Many have now revealed what they think is the simplest answer to do who the killer is.
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"Anger wrought by jealousy and/or some alcohol-fueled argument. This was a rage killing," one user wrote on Reddit. "Somebody who just really hated these kids. Who that could be, it’s hard to say," another speculated. "Yes!! A sociopath who lives in the area and travelled on foot too. They are the one responsible for the skinned dog (even though police said they don’t relate). I’ve also seen video of police cam footage of a car break in that happened in March where a girl found her underwear in the cup holder of her car, and all of her possessions that were inside her car in a suitcase on the road. There was also a case of people being approached by a guy with a knife months earlier. I believe these cases are all related and the person is getting more and more violent," one user said.
"My earliest ideas were someone very close to one of the girls (fraternity, ex bf, etc) It's hard to fathom though how a person close to all of them could continue to act normal this long so that caused me to change my idea. If someone they all know or familiar with, then that person is continuing to interact with some of the friends/families of the victim in some way. Then someone would notice," one user said, while another wrote, "Someone who knew them a little bit and or was in or around that house before. I don't buy for a second it's a random serial killer passing through. It just seems personal and or targeted to me. I also think it's possibly related to the skinned dog or coyotes as well. For motive gonna say this guy is some rejected loser or is some psychopath and saw them as an easy target for thrill from minor interactions and familiarity. I have a feeling normal people will be 'disappointed' in the motive because it will be like, "that's it"?" One user said, "Easiest explanation to me: it was someone who felt rejected by college kids and society in general, someone who struggled to succeed in any area in life, and someone who built up a longstanding seething rage that was triggered that night. To me, that means it was likely a neighbor furious over loud partying, a rejected bar patron or coworker, or possibly a student who felt excluded. (That said, I would be surprised if someone under age 22 did this so decisively; I would expect a younger suspect to be more tentative or run after the first 1-2 victims. For the same reason, I don’t think it is an ex.)."
Meanwhile, as the Idaho killer remains at large, it has been revealed that the lead investigator in the case is reportedly 32-year-old US Army veteran Brett Payne, who joined the Moscow Police Department from the army in 2020, just two years ago. This week, the FBI reportedly added 30 extra agents to the case.
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