Slain Kaylee Goncalves's sister Aubrie denies overdose, says Idaho victims had 'nothing to do with drugs'
'The accusations that people are throwing at Maddie, Kaylee, and her friends are extremely hurtful,' Aubrie said
MOSCOW, IDAHO: The grieving sister of Idaho student Kaylee Goncalves, who was murdered along with three others on Sunday, November 13, has urged people not to make false assumptions against the victims. Aubrie Goncalves, whose sister Kaylee’s life was cut short, took to Instagram to write, “To the people spreading completely false and irrational rumors— you need to stop. Have some respect, and stop commenting on a situation you know nothing about. My sisters and her friends did not overdose. This had nothing to do with drugs.”
Apart from Kaylee, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle – both 20-year-olds –- and 21-year-olds Madison Mogen were also killed. The killer has not been identified yet but it has been said that two more women — Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke — were inside the house where the quadruple murder happened but they were not harmed.
The Wednesday, November 16, social media post by Aubrie also noted, “I have been dreading making this post, but the more attention this gets, the better the chances of finding my sister’s, Kaylee and Maddie, and their sweet friends, Xana and Ethan’s murderer. My sisters Kaylee and Maddie, and their friends— Xana and Ethan were murdered. They did nothing wrong, and they took all the precautions they should’ve, and they were still killed.”
Issuing a warning for other students, she said, “To the students of the University of Idaho that are still staying around campus, leave. Your grades are severely less important than your lives. I wish all the students of U of I safety and peace. You guys are not safe until this sicko is found. If the person who did this is capable of killing four innocent people, they are capable of killing more. The last thing I want is to have another family experience what I, and my family, is experiencing now. My family and I will constantly strive to do everything in our power to get Kaylee, Maddie, Xana and Ethan the justice they deserve.”
Besides, Aubrie has requested people to come forward if they have any information regarding the gruesome crime. She added, “I personally ask if you know ANYTHING— no matter how small you think it is to call, and report your information to the number (208-883-7180). Thank you.”
Kaylee's other sister has also posted a heart wrenching post remembering her. Autumn Goncalves wrote on her Instagram page, “Maddie may and kaylee i hope you two know we will never stop fighting for you guys, just as you wouldn’t have stopped for any of us. i love you two more than any words could ever describe. i promise you two, xana and ethan justice 💌.”
Autumn said, “Whoever did this to my sisters (maddie & kaylee) xana and ethan is still out there and if he is sick enough to murder FOUR sweet, innocent humans so brutally. he is sick enough to do it to anyone else. our family was dreading the answer for ‘how’ and we all knew that no matter the answer we wouldn’t like it,” before adding, “but we got back the worst possible answer. the most gruesome way. one person against four. this person is dangerous and he is not in custody!!! how police say ‘no threat’ MAKES NO SENSE.”