The back-and-forth came before hundreds of students and residents attended an emotional vigil on Wednesday. Many held electric candles and lights from their mobile phones in memory of the slain students.
“We are not used to this kind of violence in our city or at our university,” Scott Green, president of the University of Idaho, said during the vigil, adding that he also “recognizes the enormity of the task ahead of dozens of law enforcement experts. is. .”
The public’s perception of the lack of meaningful information released by law enforcement has seemingly only intensified questions, including from loved ones of the victims.
There have been questions about exactly how many people were in the house at the time of the stabbings: six believed to be, the three female roommates and a friend who died, and two roommates who survived; Now, police said there may have been another female roommate who was not home at the time of the fatal stabbings.
“Detectives are aware of a sixth person listed on the lease in the residence. They have spoken to this person and confirmed that they left before the start of the school year and were not present at the time of the incident. Detectives do not believe this person has any involvement in the murders.” The Moscow police reported this in a press release on Friday.
Police have also had to repeatedly question where the victims were when they were killed; Goncalves and Mogen were in one room. “In the end they died together, in the same room, in the same bed.” according to Steve Goncalves, Kaylee’s father, and Chapin was with his girlfriend, Kernodle. Authorities also addressed questions about reports that one of the victims made a number of phone calls shortly before the attack.