Idaho police name 4 college students killed in apparent quadruple homicide near campus

Police in Moscow, Idahoreleased the names of four University of Idaho students killed over the weekend in an apparent quadruple homicide.

The victims are Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Idaho; and Kaylee GonCalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.

“Details are limited in this investigation,” the Moscow Police Department (MPD) said in a statement Monday afternoon. “Currently, there is no one in custody.”

The MPD added that the department and the city are “deeply saddened for the families of these individuals, classmates and friends, and [the] community during this period.

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The victims of an apparent quadruple homicide at the University of Idaho are Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Idaho; and Kaylee GonCalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.
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On Sunday, Moscow officers responded to reports of an unconscious person on King Road – near the university’s golf course and adjacent to Greek Row – just before noon and located the four dead students upon their arrival.

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Moscow officers responded to reports of an unconscious person on King Road just before midday on Sunday and located the four dead students upon arrival.

Moscow officers responded to reports of an unconscious person on King Road just before midday on Sunday and located the four dead students upon arrival.
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University of Idaho President Scott Green said in a statement Monday that the students “will be victims of homicide.”

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Authorities do not believe there is an active threat to the community and the university is assisting police with the investigation, Green added.

Authorities do not believe there is an active threat to the community and the university is assisting police with their investigation, University of Idaho President Scott Green said.

Authorities do not believe there is an active threat to the community and the university is assisting police with their investigation, University of Idaho President Scott Green said.
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The authorities should publish more information about the student deaths at a later time.

Police investigating the incident are asking anyone with information to contact the Moscow Police Department at 208-882-COPS or Capt. Tyson Berrett at tberrett@ci.moscow.id.us.

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