‘Stay Vigilant’: Idaho Police Chief Basically Tells The Public There’s A Slasher On The Loose

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Moscow, Idaho’s police chief said Wednesday there is still a possible threat to the public after four University of Idaho students were killed near campus days earlier.

Twenty-year-olds Xana Kernodle of Arizona and Ethan Chapin of Washington, and 21-year-olds Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen of Idaho were discovered dead in an off-campus residence Sunday, according to authorities. Moscow Police Chief James Fry announced in a press conference Wednesday that the homicides happened early Sunday morning and police responded to a call about an unconscious person around noon, but they did not yet have a suspect “and that individual is still out there.”


“We cannot say that there is no threat to the community,” Fry said during a Wednesday press conference, indicating that the students had been stabbed. “Please stay vigilant, report any suspicious activity and be aware of your surroundings at all times.” (RELATED: Waukesha Parade Killer Sentenced To Life Without Parole)

Fry had stated Monday that they did not believe there was “an ongoing threat for community members.”

Police called the incident “an isolated, targeted attack” on Tuesday, according to ABC News. Fry noted Wednesday that two other roommates were at the residence when the incident happened and when police responded to the call around noon, the outlet reported.

The Moscow Police Department did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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