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University of Idaho killings: Police confirm 911 call came from phone belonging to one of roommates

Police have revealed that the call came either from Dylan Mortensen or Bethany Funke's phone from inside the house but have not revealed which
UPDATED NOV 20, 2022
Police confirmed that the two survivors Dylan Mortensen (circled left) and Bethany Funke (circled right) were not involved in the crime (kayleegoncalves/Instagram)
Police confirmed that the two survivors Dylan Mortensen (circled left) and Bethany Funke (circled right) were not involved in the crime (kayleegoncalves/Instagram)

MOSCOW, IDAHO: A week after the brutal killings of four University of Idaho students, the Moscow Police Department has uncovered some important details. The most notable was that the 911 call came from inside the residence where the murders occurred and from one of the survivors' phones. However, cops have chosen not to name the individual. They have also cleared another suspect, as per reports.

The investigators confirmed in a Facebook post shared on Saturday, November 19, that the cab driver, who dropped off two of the roommates just before 2.00 am on Sunday, November 13, was not involved in the crime. The police also found several unanswered phone calls from one of the victims, Goncalves, to her ex-boyfriend, Jack DuCouer, which has deepened the mystery behind the murders, according to The New York Times


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The investigators confirmed that the two survivors, Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke, were also not involved in the crime. According to Yahoo! Entertainment, authorities said that the pair was out separately on Saturday, November 12, then returned home on Sunday, November 13, around 1.00 am after which they slept late. The two roommates dialed 911 just before noon on Sunday as they reportedly may have slept through the attack which took place early in the morning. The police are yet to explain the reason behind the delay. 

Investigators are seeking more surveillance from homes and businesses “within the geographical area” of West Taylor Avenue (north boundary), West Palouse River Driver (south), US 95-2700 block (east), and Arboretum and Botanical Garden (west), as per the outlet.  

According to The New York Times, the coroner revealed that some of the victims fought back and were reportedly attacked while they were sleeping. While law officials are yet to identify a suspect(s) or their motives, the internet and the victims' families are trying to piece together the puzzle. The victims were Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Xana Kernodle, 20, of Post Falls, and Ethan Chapin, 20, of Mount Vernon, Washington, as per the outlet.  


The police will hold a news conference at 3 pm on Sunday, November 20 in the Alumni Lounge of ICCU Arena on the University of Idaho campus. They reportedly said that there could be more than one perpetrator. While there have been no arrests as of now, a few suspects have caught the eye of the investigators. They are reportedly also trying to figure out if someone had recently purchased a fixed-blade knife.