The four students from the University of Idaho who were discovered dead on Sunday were all male, and according to the university, they were all victims of homicide.
The students were named Ethan Chapin, 20, from Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, from Avondale, Arizona; and Kaylee GonCalves, 21, from Rathdrum, Idaho.
Captain Anthony Dahlinger of the Moscow Police Department told the Idaho State Journal that the four kids are victims, not suspects.
Certainly, there is a crime going on here, he informed the tabloid, so the police are on the lookout for a perpetrator.
Nobody has been taken into custody, and the police have stated that they “do not feel there is an ongoing community risk.”
The victims were discovered by police at about noon on Sunday after they were called about an unconscious person. According to police reports, the four pupils were found dead when officers arrived.
Moscow Mayor Art Bettge told ABC News on Monday that the deaths appeared to be a “one-off type of incident.”
There was no robbery, but “something had happened” that led to the fatalities, he claimed.
Further, the mayor stated, “As for the further threat of incident in the town, I’d say there probably isn’t.”
According to Scott Green, the university president, Chapin was a freshman in the Sigma Chi fraternity and was planning to major in recreation, sport, and tourism management.
Green claimed that Mogen, a senior, and Kernodle, a junior, were both marketing majors and members of the Pi Beta Phi sorority.
According to Green, Goncalves was a senior in the Alpha Phi sorority and a general studies major.
“Words cannot sufficiently explain the light these students gave to the world or relieve the amount of sadness we feel at their passing under these tragic circumstances,” Green said in a statement. Because “this event obviously touches all of us,” the institution is “working directly with those affected” and “dedicated to helping all students, families, and workers.”
According to the authorities, it’s “I am heartbroken for the victim’s loved ones, for my classmates and friends, and for our entire city. Every person who has been impacted by this tragedy has our deepest condolences.”
The Moscow Police Department can be reached at (208-)882-2677 if anyone has any leads.