The father of a University of Idaho student who was one of four students stabbed to death in their sleep earlier this month revealed that he did not give his daughter a funeral out of fear the ‘monster would be there’ as the search for the killer continues.
Steve Goncalves, the father of Kaylee Goncalves, told Good Morning America on Tuesday that he had been feeling ‘a little defeated’ and frustrated by the lack of transparency from police, as the investigation of the quadruple murders enters its third consecutive week without a suspect.
“My wife’s worst fear, which was part of why we didn’t have a funeral was that she couldn’t be sure that the monster wouldn’t be there.
Goncalves said that his daughter survived her death, but that she had suffered ‘large punctures from a brutal weapon’. Police say that the killer was ‘proud’ of this.
“The detective stated that this weapon was probably used for something.” [the killer] He said that they were proud to be paid for their services.
His daughter Kaylee Goncalves, 21, her lifelong best friend, Madison Mogen, 21, another roommate Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, were killed in the girls’ off-campus house in the early hours of November 13.
There have not been any suspects.
Kaylee Goncalves’ father, Steve Goncalves (Idaho murder victim), said he didn’t hold a funeral for his daughter out of fear that the’monster might be there’. The search for the killer continues
Goncalves previously admitted that he was frustrated by the lack information regarding his daughter’s death. The investigation is now in its third week without a suspect.
Goncalves also revealed in the interview on Tuesday that his daughter did not suffer in her final moments.
Goncalves explained that he felt no pain and that nobody was hurt.
Goncalves refused to share any details on how he had learned that Kaylee wasn’t suffering from injuries. Investigators have previously claimed that the students suffered from ‘defensive injuries’ which suggests they had put up a fight to their attackers.
He said he only found out about his daughter’s untimely demise from family members on campus before police confirmed her death, and tried to call Madison — Kaylee’s best friend for years — only to find that she wasn’t responding either.
Steve stated that he hasn’t been given the opportunity to grieve as he wants. “I want to have justice first.”
He has previously spoken out about his ‘frustration’ with the lack of any new information in the investigation, which has entered its third consecutive week with no suspects.
He stated that he believed this was all part of their plan and that they had all the details.
“I have met some really hard-working and good men and women who are on this case. I was able to see their eyes as they said that they are working hard and would do everything they could.
Still, police maintained in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com that it was a ‘targeted’ attack.
Maddie Mogen (Kaylee Goncalves), Xana Kernodle, Ethan Chapin, and Kaylee Gncalves were all brutally murdered at their Moscow, Idaho home in the early hours Sunday morning of Monday November 13
Mogen and Goncalves were found in their beds on the top floor. Ethan Chapin and Xana Krumodle were college lovers who were found in a second-floor bedroom, while Dylan Mortensen (survivor) and Bethany Funke slept on the first floor.
Kaylee, 21 years old, her best friend Madison Mogen, also 21, as well as young couple Xana and Ethan Chapin (20), were found stabbed to death at their Moscow, Idaho rental house on November 13. A friend called 911 to report that there was an ‘unconscious’ person in the property.
According to reports, the call came after Madison and Kaylee had been incessantly texting and calling their numbers and couldn’t reach each other.
The two girls were found still in their beds on the top floor of the house, with cops maintaining they were still asleep when the unknown assailant stabbed them with a knife.
Steve’s interview Tuesday was the second time Steve has spoken out about his anger at the slow investigation of his daughter’s death.
Steve Goncalves is the father of Kaylee Goncalves (University of Idaho student who was killed), and he revealed that his daughter didn’t suffer in her final moments.
He In an interview with Good Morning America, he also revealed how he learned about his daughter’s death from campus family members
He had revealed to FOX News’ Lawrence Jones over the weekend how he has not heard anything from law enforcement since Wednesday at 5pm — the same night local authorities gave a disastrous press conference in which they admitted they have no suspects in her and her friends’ murders and have not yet recovered a murder weapon.
Steve stated that the investigators are ‘just telling me they can’t give me much’. He added: “I know things, but I haven’t shared anything.”
He He said that he doesn’t want to speak badly about law enforcement, because they’re ‘hardworking people’ and claimed he’d be lost without them.
Goncalves said that he was disappointed at the lack of information. Authorities have stated they are withholding information in an attempt to catch the killer.
According to reports, all four students were killed in their sleep on Nov. 13
They said that they would not release the identity of the suspect, as it could cause more fear and suspicion in the college, which is already on edge due to the horrific murders.
‘It will potentially put more fear, more suspicion on a wide variety of people versus if we use that to really refine where we’re at in our investigation,’ Idaho State Police communications director Aaron Snell Jones was informed. “I believe that this will be more relevant.
“And so if only we provide information to the general public, I don’t think that that’s going to make sense.
Goncalves stated that they were holding their tongues, waiting patiently, and are still concerned.
He Anyone with information regarding his daughter’s fate on November 12th or 13th was asked to contact police officials.
Kaylee had spent much of the night before her death at the Corner Club — a Moscow dive bar popular with students — with Madison.
At approximately 1.30am, the pair were caught on camera purchasing a portion of carbonara pasta from Grub Wandering Kitchen – a food truck that offers late-night eats on weekends.
Madison and Kaylee were seen parked close to the Moscow branch insurance company State Farm and outdoor retailer Hyperspud Sports. They then walked away towards what police described as a private party driver, for their last ride home.
This route is shown in an exclusive DailyMail.com Video. It takes less than five minutes to complete. The route passes through the University of Idaho campus, passing the Sigma Chi house on right, where Xana, Ethan and their last night, before turning left up King Road towards their home.
It is also a sad fact that the drive passes by the Moscow Police Department headquarters, which can just as the route turns left onto the campus.
According to police, the pair arrived home at 1.45am – at the same time as Ethan and Xana and 45 minutes after their other roommates, Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke, 19, who both miraculously survived the attack.
Less than two hours later, Madison, Kaylee, Xana, and Ethan were dead – butchered as they slept by a knife-wielding villain.
All four of the victims died from stab injuries to the chest. Police said that the murder weapon was a large, military-style knife. This still has not been discovered.
Kaylee’s dog Murphy survived and didn’t make any noises. Dylan and Bethany first learned of their roommates’ fate after 11am, when they woke up to find them dead upstairs.
Dylan Mortensen (left) and Bethany Funke (middle) lived in the modest Moscow rental house with fellow University of Idaho students Xana Kernodle (second from left) Kaylee Goncalves (second from right) and Madison Mogen (right) but survived the attack. They have been exonerated as suspects
Aaron Snell (49), Idaho State Police spokesperson, stated that it was possible all four victims could be targeted in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com
Officials have insisted over the past month that the quadruple stabbing was a ‘targeted’ attack, with Idaho State Police spokesman Aaron Snell, 49, telling DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview that all four of the victims could have been the intended targets.
He Although investigators confirmed that they have enough evidence to support the theory of targeted killings, they admitted that they are not closer to identifying the killer.
“We believe that it was a targeted attack, based on what evidence we have and how everything evolved. He said that he believed it was accurate.
Snell declined to name the victims that he believed to be the target of the police investigation, but he described it as a delicate question.
He “That’s part the ongoing investigation.” This is a delicate question. If we can answer that question, or if it’s possible, we will.
It’s very similar to stalking. It is possible that a stalker could be someone of extreme interest.
“You don’t have to play all your cards at once.” We’re trying find the different potential participants.
He Moscow police initially assured the public that the community was safe, but then they admitted there is a threat.
Is there anyone out there? Snell said that yes, DailyMail.com. “Our goal, therefore, is to find and bring that person to justice.”
Officials insisted that the quadruple stabbing attack was a ‘targeted attack’ for the past month.
The first floor on which the surviving roommates slept is below grade. It opens onto a gravel parking area in front of the building.
The police are seen here looking for evidence in trash at a local refuse centre. They claim that police have completed the investigation of the crime scene.
He said police have now mostly finished investigating the crime scene, and revealed that plans to release the scene are underway — but noted that it won’t be released until cops are sure there is nothing left to retrieve.
In the meantime, most of the police work is now being done behind the scenes — with crime lab testing and reports.
“Investigations are extremely difficult. It could take quite some time. But if we have some leads that lead us to a potential suspect and quickly… We don’t try and estimate or speculate on the length of the investigation,’ he told DailyMail.com.
“Obviously, our goal would be to solve this problem in the last week. We don’t have a time frame. We have conducted over 150 interviews and are getting a lot quality tips so we can build that complete picture.
“It’s very difficult to find out the truth because we don’t know who is suspect and don’t own a weapon.
‘So, what we have to do is try and build this picture of what occurred on that night, the relationships the four of them had – was there anything suspicious in those, are there any tidbits of information we can draw from that.
“Did something happen on the night of that night? If so, what was it? The movements of residents.
But despite the difficulties, Snell said he is confident police will eventually unravel the mystery of what happened – and bring the killer to justice.
He said: ‘We have not identified anybody who was involved in this so we for sure do not want to say we think they came through whatever door and did this because once we do that, we start going down a rabbit hole and then all these ancillary facts that might point to something else – then maybe we would miss those.
‘[Investigators] truly are doing a phenomenal job – all the debriefs and stuff we do upstairs, they really are talking about this entire picture.
“They are trying to avoid being pigeonholed in all these theories and motives, because we don’t know what they are at the moment.
“Once they get that photo, I think we will see something.”
He He added, “On TV it’s an entire hour and you have a resolution. Now, we are in the 11-12 days mark and people are frustrated. They want the solution, and we provide it.
“Providing information in a criminal investigation is delicate. If we give it too soon, it could lead to a reversal of the investigation and the end of the prosecution.
‘That is the ultimate goal – bring justice through prosecution.’
Students have begun to return to University of Idaho. A memorial has been established for college students who died during a Thanksgiving break.
Students are returning from Thanksgiving break on campus, but remain nervous as they still have questions.
The school now says it has increased security in place for the rest of the semester. Students may choose to stay at home or enroll online.
On Wednesday, students will be remembered at a candlelight vigil in several locations around the state.