Kaylee Goncalves’ injuries were allegedly 'more brutal' than others', Internet says 'she was the target'
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: University of Idaho stabbing victim Kaylee Goncalves’ injuries were “significantly more brutal” than the other victims, according to NewsNation’s Brian Entin. He said Kaylee had more gruesome injuries than her best friend, Madison Mogen. This could be an important piece of evidence while determining who the target was.
The murders of the four University of Idaho students have shaken the collective conscience of the community. In the early morning hours of November 13, Kaylee, 21, Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were stabbed to death in an off-campus three-story rented home. Law enforcement has 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."
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Kaylee’s parents have also claimed the way Mogen and she were killed on November 13 "don’t match". During an appearance on NewsNation’s 'Prime', former CIA and FBI agent Tracy Walder said that there is a possibility the murders were a “targeted attack”. “Some of the ways that we can know that this is a targeted attack is in the manner in which some of these victims were killed,” Walder said. “And I want to be sensitive, obviously, to these parents and to their friends and family. But what you might see in a situation like this is sort of a gross overkill of one victim versus the others who may be simply just gotten in the way and I believe that that’s what her father is referring to.”
Kaylee's family wondered if police cleared some of the people connected to the case too quickly. “I don’t know what would prevent you from sharing someone’s alibi,” said Steve Goncalves, Kaylee’s father.
The possibility that Kaylee's injuries may have been more brutal than Mogen's has sparked a discussion on social media. "I’ve felt deep in my gut from the start that Kaylee was the primary target. I’m so disgusted & sad for these families. My first question would be who was sleeping closest to the door, and since the home had so many decorative lights that were on constantly were there any lights on in the room?" one user wrote on Reddit. "Wow. Well it makes sense and lines up with the theory of the killer wanting to get her before she moved away. So awful. :( I’m glad we have the confirmation now though," wrote another user. One said, "This means it was a last minute decision when the killer realized she was back in town and was enraged. It was not pre-planned for her to come that weekend, she came to show off her new car from what we’ve heard so far. It also means it’s someone from the school or community in Moscow because she was not targeted at home."
"I’m convinced it was someone mad at Kaylee for leaving Moscow and moving to Texas perhaps a disgruntled stalker or someone she was nice to once. It makes sense as to why they HAD to act that specific night. I mean going into a house full of people screams desperation it seems like it had be done then. If that’s the case the perp may have known she was briefly back to visit and was leaving again really soon. He couldn’t let it happen. ‘If i can’t have you no one can’ sort of motive perhaps. If this wasn’t a thrill targeted attack it would explain why the other roommates and the dog were left alive. It wasn’t the number of victims that mattered it was the people that got in his way. I assume if it was a stalker he would have known M and K were platonic soulmates and likely would have been sleeping in the same room but it was a risk he was willing to take. I don’t think he expected E to be there though," one user wrote.
Another said, "That confirms my theory that the killer went up to the third level to kill K and M. E and X heard something going on, came out to see, and were killed just by being there. It makes sense that X had defensive wounds because she was the most awake/alert and was able to put up a fight." "This is what I’ve thought since a week and a half ago. Kaylee was the target. The killer had a personal vendetta against her for reasons currently unknown. This isn’t surprising news IMO," one user wrote.
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