Idaho murders: Kaylee Goncalves’ father believes suspect ‘chose to go’ upstairs to potentially target victims

Idaho murders: Kaylee Goncalves’ father believes suspect ‘chose to go’ upstairs to potentially target victims

MOSCOW, Idaho – The father of a person of the 4 University of Idaho students who ended up killed in their off-campus home on Nov. 13 thinks his daughter and her best friend may possibly have been targeted based on the perpetrator’s suspected entry and exit stage.

Steven Goncalves, father of deceased 21-calendar year-outdated Kaylee Goncalves, on Sunday morning explained to “Fox & Close friends” that the suspect’s alleged “entry and exit” position by a sliding glass doorway or window on the second ground of the home — which fulfills a hill on the ground amount in the yard — “are out there without the need of obtaining to go upstairs or downstairs.” 

Goncalves and her childhood finest pal, 21-12 months-previous Madison Mogen, were being discovered lifeless on the 3rd ground of the Moscow, Idaho, residence around noon on Nov. 13, while victims Xana Kernodle, 20, and her boyfriend, 20-12 months-aged Ethan Chapin, have been discovered on the 2nd ground.

“I’m not a experienced, so I want to specify that, but they’ve explained the entry place was the slider or the window. It was the middle ground. So, to me, he isn’t going to have to go upstairs,” Goncalves reported. “His entry and exit are out there with no obtaining to go upstairs or downstairs. Seems like he probably might have not long gone downstairs. We don’t know that for guaranteed, but he certainly went upstairs. So I’m working with logic that he selected to go up there when he failed to have to.”


Idaho murders: Kaylee Goncalves’ father believes suspect ‘chose to go’ upstairs to potentially target victims

A photo of Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves, who had been slaughtered Sunday with tqo other College of Idaho pupils.

His daughter’s text messages despatched just before the attack disclosed to Goncalves that she was not in dread at the time, he extra.

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“So, I am just placing the dots collectively,” he explained. “As significantly as the investigators, they are pretty tight-lipped, and they’re preserving every little thing close to their vest, and I understand that, and I’m most likely not the ideal person to share all these matters with. So, I’m just trusting … that their case is super limited, and they never seriously want to get to out to the local community, and … all the evidence is correct there in that residence.”

A view of the back of the house where four University of Idaho students were killed on Nov. 13.

A perspective of the back again of the property where four College of Idaho college students were being killed on Nov. 13.
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The Moscow Law enforcement Section has managed that the quadruple murder three months ago was “an isolated, qualified attack,” but authorities also say it is unclear whether or not a distinct victim was the target or their residence in general. All four victims have been stabbed to demise and experienced been stabbed numerous moments, whilst only “some” victims experienced defensive wounds, in accordance to the Latah County coroner.

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The grieving father said he “won’t be able to” specify regardless of whether he thinks his daughter or any of the other victims ended up targets of the assault.

Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, along with the women's two other roommates in Kaylee Goncalves' final Instagram post, shared the day before the slayings.

Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, along with the women’s two other roommates in Kaylee Goncalves’ ultimate Instagram put up, shared the day ahead of the slayings.

“I requested for authorization to do just that, and they said no,” Goncalves explained of law enforcement. “I almost certainly about-disclosed info that they desire I would not have said, but the story’s heading chilly. You will find a lot less individuals coming to Moscow. I am not going to go slumber in my bed realizing that I could get up and I could go to town and I could do anything, and I am not heading to go away. I detest to be a soreness, but as a father, I just are unable to even slumber contemplating that I could be performing a little something.”


Goncalves also wants law enforcement to share the alibis of sure persons. 

General views of the Moscow, Idaho home taken on Wednesday, November 16, 2002, where four students of the University of Idaho were murdered, show red stains running down the foundation of the house.

Standard sights of the Moscow, Idaho property taken on Wednesday, November 16, 2002, exactly where 4 learners of the University of Idaho had been murdered, present crimson stains working down the foundation of the household.
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“Just share the alibi,” he said. “If you happen to be not sharing an alibi, to me, it tells me that you’re not 100% self-confident that it can be going to adhere.”

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The father went on to explain Kaylee as a “hard employee” and a “Punky Brewster-kind lady.”

“We missed out on a genuinely wise human being,” he mentioned.

Goncalves and Mogen considered each other sisters.

Goncalves and Mogen viewed as each individual other sisters.
(Close friend of Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen)

College of Idaho pupils who still left campus for Thanksgiving split have been presented the selection to continue to be dwelling and master remotely as a substitute of returning to campus with a suspect however on the run. 

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Police also have however to announce any variety of motive in the quadruple murder.

Authorities are asking everyone with facts about the murders to contact 208-883-7180 or [email protected].