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‘Rambo-style’ military knife used to murder 4 Idaho University students could help nab killer, expert claims

Former medical examuner Joseph Scott Morgan also said that the suspect was probably known to the victims
Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were killed with a Rambo-style military knife (Instagram/kayleegoncalves and Studio Canal)
Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were killed with a Rambo-style military knife (Instagram/kayleegoncalves and Studio Canal)

MOSCOW, IDAHO: A former medical examiner has claimed that "Rambo-style" military knife, which was likely the weapon used to kill four Idaho University students, could disclose information about the murderer, who is yet to be identified and caught. Joseph Scott Morgan has also noted that the suspect was probably a known person to the victims.

He told The US Sun, “I think it goes without saying that this is very up close and personal. One word that I might use to describe this is very intimate.” The four students, 21-year-olds Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen, and Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin — both 20, were reportedly killed early Sunday morning, November 13. Morgan described the property where the youngsters were murdered as a probable “horrifically bloody scene”.


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The professor and scholar of applied forensics at Jacksonville State University shared, “I don't know that I have sufficient verbiage for that. And I gotta be honest with you, I don't know in all of my years of working multiple death scenes where I ever have seen blood that is seeping outside of a residence.”

Morgan also added while referring to the cops' probe that declared that the criminal did not enter the victims’ house forcefully, “You begin to think, was the perpetrator known so that the victim would let their guard down and open the door for them? Or was someone waiting for them back at the apartment and then essentially attacked them when they walked in?”

Meanwhile, the Moscow Police Department has changed its initial statement that there was no risk to the public. “We do not have a suspect at this time and that individual is still out there. We cannot say there is no threat to the community and as we have stated, please stay vigilant, report any suspicious activity and be aware of your surroundings at all times,” they reportedly stated.

Also, a sister of one of the victims has asked other students to be safe. Kaylee’s sister Autumn Goncalves in an Instagram share said, “One person against four. this person is dangerous and he is not in custody!!! how police say ‘no threat’ MAKES NO SENSE. my sister’s ( maddie and kaylee) did everything right. they went out together, they locked their doors. they were smart and they were fighters and this STILL happened. no one is safe, please get your loved ones home.”


Autumn also stated, “If you have friends, family or loved ones in moscow our family encourages you to get them home. police say ‘isolated, targeted attack’ but it is isolated until it isn’t. no one is in custody therefore no one is safe. 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,” as she added, “PLEASE call in ANY information you have to 208-882-COPS even if you think it’s been called it, that it is nothing serious, or that it had nothing to do with my sisters and their friends, call it in!!”