University of Idaho suspect couldn’t have fled ‘without a copious amount of blood on them’ as hunt continues
Former medical examiner Joseph Scott Morgan believes the most important piece of evidence is the movement of the suspect within the residence
MOSCOW, IDAHO: With the University of Idaho massacre suspect still at large, a former medical examiner revealed how investigators would be tracking blood trails throughout the house where the bodies of four students were discovered on Sunday, November 13.
Joseph Scott Morgan, a professor of applied forensics at Jacksonville State University and the host of podcast 'Body Bags', told Fox & Friends Weekend crew that he believes the most important piece of evidence for investigators would be the movement of the suspect within the residence. “Imagine, if you will, as horrible as this is, every individual that was attacked subsequent to the first one, you’ll have what’s referred to as a commingling of blood, transferring from person to person to person,” he said.
“It would be impossible for this individual (the suspect) to have gotten out of there without a copious amount of blood on them,” he added. Morgan said the suspect would have tracked the blood where he went, “leaving little bits and pieces, breadcrumbs, throughout the house.”
However, Moscow police believe victims Kaylee Goncalvez, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, and Xana Kernodle, 20, were stabbed to death at their home near campus between 3 am and 4 am. They also revealed that the victims were asleep when they were brutally stabbed. At least one of the victims was also found to have defensive wounds on her hands. There is no evidence that sexual assault took place on any of the victims.
In a previous interview, Morgan noted that the suspect was probably known to the victims. “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?”
Morgan also described the property where the youngsters were murdered as a probable “horrifically bloody scene”. “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,” he told the Sun.
Meanwhile, police made some new information public, including the fact that one of the two surviving roommates in the house had placed the 911 call that had alerted them to last week's massacre. The authorities are currently investigating tire marks outside the residence to get their hands on the ride-share driver who dropped two of the victims that night. On Wednesday, remembering the four Idaho University students, community members gathered at Independence Point, Coeur d’Alene for a candlelight vigil.