'It makes me sick': Kaylee Goncalves' mother fears that daughter's killer may attend her funeral
'Stop all this. Let us mourn our children. We can’t with this person out there. Just end it,' Kristi Goncalves said asking the killer to come clean
MOSCOW, IDAHO: The University of Idaho students' murders has shocked many. The worst affected were the victims' families. On this backdrop, Kaylee Goncalves' mother Kristi has spoken out about the macabre incident that took place on Sunday, November 13. She was terrified that the killer could attend her daughter's funeral.
According to Crime Online, Goncalves, 21 was found dead in her off-campus apartment along with three of her friends - Madison Mogen, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, and Xana Kernodle, 20. They were stabbed to death and the bodies were scattered across different floors of a building. There were two other roommates in the same home at that time who escaped unharmed and were given a clean chit by the police.
Speaking to the outlet, Kristi said that she feared that the killer could be walking among them. “It makes me sick thinking that person could be right behind us,” she reportedly said. She also expressed her sadness for all the slain students, along with her suspicions that the killer could be someone that they knew.
As per KHQ, Kristi reportedly continued, "This is a small town, a college town, and I feel they knew this person. We absolutely don’t know that, but I feel that in my heart. I don’t know why.”
Her worries do not end there as she continued, “This person somehow snuck into the house, whether it was a door or window, he was not invited. He came in with a weapon with intention to kill. Not just one, but four. One right after another, after another, after another.”
The family is in constant touch with law enforcement, but so far there are no concrete answers. Kristi even pleaded for the killer to come forward and confess. “Turn yourself in,” she said, adding, “Stop all this. Let us mourn our children. We can’t with this person out there. Just end it. The guilt has to be overwhelming. Stop hiding.”
Kristi had also talked about her last phone call with her daughter during which she said that they "talked a lot." She then texted her daughter later on the morning after the murders, when she did not receive a response, only for the police to show up at her door.