'Why did he kill the others?' Internet questions why Idaho killer went on rampage when he 'had a target'

'Why did he kill the others?' Internet questions why Idaho killer went on rampage when he 'had a target'
Internet sleuths are asking that if the Idaho killer had a target why were the others killed (xanakernodle, kayleegoncalves/Instagram)

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MOSCOW, IDAHO: The horrific murders of the four University of Idaho students were reportedly initially described as an "isolated, targeted" attack. Still, police have kept most of the information under wraps as they hunt for the killer. Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were murdered on Sunday, November 13, in their off-campus rental home, which was close to the university. 

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Now, internet sleuths ask that if the accused had a "target," why were the others killed. They have been digging into the horrific murder that shook the tiny town in Idaho and claimed that the victims might have caused hefty "collateral damage."

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A Twitter user wrote, "My problem with this is that if it was targeted and planned, then he must have planned to kill at least 3/5 people, which is a lot of planned collateral damage. According to LE, they were asleep when attacked, so there was no reason to kill the others who were asleep." Claiming Chapin was a threat to the accused, another user wrote, "Why do you think he killed the others? I think he killed Ethan because he was worried about Ethan stopping him and took him out for being a threat. Xana was collateral damage. Why kill Maddie? Did she and Kaylee see him earlier in the night?"

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Another tweeted, "The Coroner should be the one to answer my questions about the killings of the young people in Idaho. Did the killer kill others to cover his(he or she) real target in this horrible crime scene? Did anyone of the victims revive more of his anger than any other one did?" Another "sleuth" theorized, "You have to remember sometimes Controlling guys can feel GREAT anger if they feel like others helped influence a decision where the killer felt slighted. That's my gut. This person was going to kill everyone around the target that night bc he feels they influenced a decision"

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Detectives are still looking at the surveillance video taken from businesses and residences in the area of West Taylor Ave (north boundary), West Palouse River Drive (south boundary), US Highway 95 south to the 2700 block of US 95 (east boundary), and the UI Arboretum & Botanical Garden on the night of the murders.

On November 13, at 1 pm, a Vandal Alert was issued regarding "a homicide on King Rd near campus.” The message warned people to take cover. A second advisory issued about 90 minutes later stated that the police did not believe there was an active threat and that residents did not need to hide, but they were asked to be vigilant, as per Daily News.

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