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 November 29, 2022

Police reveal new theory about Idaho student killings

According to Fox News, new details have emerged about the college student murders that recently took place in Idaho. 

This is regarding the murders that took place on Nov. 13 of four University of Idaho students: Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20.

The students were found stabbed to death in a house near the university's campus.

Police have, by and large, kept the details of the incident secret as they have continued their investigation. This silence, however, has been troubling for the local community, which has concerns about a killer being on the loose who could strike again.

Idaho Police have attempted to allay these concerns by calling the killings an "isolated, targeted" attack.

The police, however, have not provided further information about how they reached this conclusion. Instead, they have asked the community to trust their judgment as their investigation continues.

On Friday, however, Idaho police provided the community with some more information about the situation. Aaron Snell, the communications director for the Idaho State Police, did so in an interview with Fox New Digital.

Snell specifically discussed the police's decision to refer to the killings as an "isolated, targeted" attack. Snell explained:

When the chief said that [the slayings were targeted], and [investigators] still believe that now, it didn't appear that there was any forced entry into the residence. There were survivors of this. And then as well, based on the evidence internally at the scene, that has led detectives to believe and continue to believe that this was a targeted event.

Snell, again, refused to go into further detail about the evidence that has led police to this conclusion.

But, more information has come from a parent of one of the victims, namely, Steve Goncalves, the father of Kaylee Goncalves. Steve Goncalves has revealed that he was informed that the four students were not targeted, but rather it was one student that was the intended target.

Snell was asked by Fox about this revelation, and he did not dispute it - at least not directly.

"The family members, what they say is up to them," Snell said. "The information that we try to release is to the best of our ability, vetted and accurate and correct – and as well, to protect the integrity of the investigation."

So, the question now is whether Goncalves's revelation is accurate and, if it is, which one of the four students was the killer's intended target. We'll see.

In the meantime, the Idaho Police have not provided any indication as to whether they are any closer to catching the suspect.

Written By:
Robert Ayers

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