University of Idaho killings: Moscow police deny victims were bound and gagged amid clutter of evidence

The skinned dog that was discovered a few miles from the Idaho murders was not connected to the case, according to the Moscow Police Department

University of Idaho killings: Moscow police deny victims were bound and gagged amid clutter of evidence
Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Kaylee Goncalves, and Madison Mogen were fatally stabbed inside a house off-campus (xanakernodle/kayleegoncalves/Instagram)
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MOSCOW, IDAHO: Moscow Police Department has played down the rumors that victims of the Idaho murders were choked and gagged before being killed on November 13. Additionally, the police have also debunked the linking of a skinned dog to the case which was found not too far away from the crime scene, reported News Citadel. 

Investigators have established that the mysterious 911 call that informed police about the four dead University of Idaho students was reportedly not made by their assailant. On November 13, in the wee hours of the morning, four students—Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin—were fatally stabbed inside a house off-campus. The victims were discovered dead on the second and third floors when police arrived hours later in response to a 911 call for an "unconscious individual." Investigators are still perplexed by the case more than a week after the killings as no one has been taken into custody and no suspects have been named. Even though the killer left behind a massive "mess" of evidence, police confessed that they had no idea if they are still at large in the neighborhood or have fled as reported by News Citadel.

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Captain Roger Lanier of the Moscow Police Department disputed rumors that the victims had been discovered bound and gagged and stated that any rumors circulating regarding the identity of the 911 caller were only speculations. The two surviving roommates, a man seen in a Twitch video that also showed Goncalves and Mogen in a food truck hours before they died and the person who took them to the two homes that night are not thought to be suspects, according to authorities.

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Madison Mogen, 21, top left, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, bottom left, Ethan Chapin, 20, center, and Xana Kernodle, 20, right.(Photo credit screenshot xanakernodle/Instagram)
Madison Mogen, 21, top left, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, bottom left, Ethan Chapin, 20, center, and Xana Kernodle, 20, right, were all brutally murdered (xanakernodle/Instagram)

In a previous update to the case, the Moscow Police Department denied that the skinned dog that was found a few miles away from the Idaho murders has a connection to the case. Although, the 12-year-old mini Australian Shepard which was skinned from head to tail was found in the forest area three weeks before the brutal killing of four University of Idaho students, raising questions if it were the act of the same killer. One of the neighbors who live next to the owners of the dead dog has claimed that it is not the work of an animal. "You could tell it just wasn't an animal that did it," Clint Hughes explained to Fox News, adding that "it was obviously done with a knife." In an earlier Facebook post, Hughes also informed that he reported his cat missing and didn't know if it was linked to Halloween.

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