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Police chief calls report of door of house where students were murdered left open is ‘news to me’

The police chief where four University of Idaho students were brutally stabbed to death appeared unaware of the report that the front door of the house was allegedly wide open hours after the killings. 

James Frye, Police Chief, said that the report by a neighbor who noticed the door open at 8:30 AM the morning after the Christmas parade was reported to him.

Frye could not confirm or deny that the door was indeed left open. It was previously stated the house had no visible signs of any break-in.  

‘I’m not even sure where that came from, to be quite honest,’ Frye, the Moscow Police Chief since 2016, said.  

Frye told DailyMail.com he could neither confirm nor deny whether the door was in fact left open: ‘I don’t even know the answer to that one. If I did, I would probably comment on that but I don’t know the answer whether the door was open.’

The police chief of the small town where four University of Idaho students were brutally knifed to death appeared unaware of reports that the front door of the house was open for hours after the murders. 

Speaking To Dailymail.com On Thursday At The City'S Christmas Parade, Police Chief James Frye Said The Report - In Which A Neighbor Noticed The Door Wide Open 8:30 A.m. The Morning After - Was News To Him

James Frye, Police Chief, said that the report by a neighbor who noticed the door open at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday was new to him.

Killed In The November 13 Stabbing Were (Left To Right) Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen (On Kaylee'S Shoulders), Ethan Chapin, And Xana Kernodle

Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen (on Kaylee’s shoulders), Ethan Chapin (on Kaylee’s shoulder), and Xana Krumodle were killed in the November 13 stabbing.

Frye Told Dailymail.com He Could Neither Confirm Nor Deny Whether The Door Was In Fact Left Open: 'I Don’t Even Know The Answer To That One. If I Did, I Would Probably Comment On That But I Don’t Know The Answer Whether The Door Was Open.'

Frye told DailyMail.com he could neither confirm nor deny whether the door was in fact left open: ‘I don’t even know the answer to that one. If I did, I would probably comment on that but I don’t know the answer whether the door was open.’

The victims, three women (and one man) were found in the student house they shared on November 13, 2013.

The three women have been named as Madison Mogen, 21; Kaylee Goncalves, 21; and Xana Kernodle, 20.

Ethan Chapin, 20 years old, was Kernodle’s boyfriend. 

A neighbor said that the front door, which gives access to the floor where two of the victims’ roommates were staying – was open at 8:30 a.m. on November 13.  

Police stated that the murders took place between 3 and 4 in the morning. 

The Victims - Three Women And One Man - Were Found On November 13 Inside The Student House The Three Women Shared, With No Visible Signs Of Any Break In

The victims, three women (and one man) were found dead inside the student housing they shared on November 13. There were no signs of any break-in.

However, A Neighbor Said That The Front Door, Which Gives Access To The Floor Where Two Of The Victims' Roommates Who Were Were Staying - Was Open At 8:30 A.m. On Morning Of November 13

A neighbor claimed that the front door to the floor where the victims’ roommates were staying was open at 8:30 AM on November 13th.

Fox News was informed Thursday by a state spokesperson that this type of information is part the investigation and will not be released.

Moscow Police Department stated earlier that it is investigating Chapin’s movements and Kernodle’s movements. They visited the frat house where Ethan was a member hours before the murders. 

Police believe Ethan and Xana visited the Sigma Chi house from about 9pm on November 12 until around 1.45am, when they returned to Xana’s off-campus home, just a brief walk away, where the murders took place. 

Ofsthun confirmed that he knew Xana as a friend and that Ethan was a member the frat. He According to the Sigma Chi house, there are no cameras that could aid in the investigation. 

Ethan and Xana, a 20-year old couple, were stabbed in the stomach while they slept. Police have yet to identify any suspects or find a murder weapon.

An earlier appeal to public had focused on Kaylee or Madison’s activities on night of murders. This involved stops at a bar and a food cart. 

Police Are Now Looking Into Xana And Ethan'S Final Movement, Where They Were Suspected To Have Been At Ethan'S Frat House Until Nearly 2Am

Moscow Police Department stated Monday that it is investigating the movements of victims Ethan Chapin (together above) and Xana Kernodle, who visited Ethan’s fraternity home hours before the murders. 

1670345293 743 Idaho Cops Focusing On Movements Of Two Students Killed In

Police believe Ethan (above) and Xana went to the Sigma Chi house (below) between 9pm on November 12, 2013 and around 1.45am on November 13, 2013. They then returned to Xana’s home.

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Aaron Snell, Idaho State Police Communications Director, said that it appears to be one of the more difficult areas in which we don’t have much information. Good Morning America Ethan and Xana’s movements on November 12.

He said, “So being able locate what they did that evening, to possibly who they contacted or any routes they took home would be important to the investigative,” he continued.

Tensions grew between investigators, victims’ families, and police, who expressed frustration at the inability of identifying a suspect.

Kaylee’s father Steven had previously told Brian Entin, NewsNation The police told him that her injuries were worse than those of the other victims, but he didn’t go into detail. 

Moscow Police disputed that statement in their new statement. They stated: “With the active criminal investigation law enforcement has not released any additional facts to the family and the public.” 

The statement continued, “There have been statements, speculation about this case and victim injuries, cause death, evidence collection, processing and investigative techniques.”

“However, speculation and unvetted data is a disservice for the victims, their families and our community,” it said. This echoing a refrain from previous statements as the small-town police department that was leading the investigation has been subject to increasing criticism. 

According to the department, “The Moscow Police Department is committed at providing information whenever it is possible, but not at any cost to the investigation and prosecution,”

Ethan And Xana (Seen Above) Were Killed On The Second Floor, While The Other Victims Were Found Dead On The Third Floor Of The House

Ethan (seen above), and Xana were both killed on the second level, while the other victims were discovered dead on the third.

Idaho State Police Communications Director Aaron Snell Confirmed Investigators Are Probing The Movements Of Victims Ethan Chapin And Xana Kernodle Prior To The Killings

Aaron Snell, Idaho State Police communications director, confirmed that investigators are investigating the movements victims Ethan Chapin Xana Knodle and Xana Kernodle just before the killings.

Kaylee'S Family (Above) Previously Said They Learned That Her Injuries Were Worse Than The Other Victims'. The Family Say They Are Tired Of Waiting For Answers From The Cops In Moscow

Kaylee’s relatives (above) stated previously that they had learned that Kaylee’s injuries were worse than those of the other victims. The family claims they are tired waiting for answers from Moscow cops. 

The Murder House In Moscow, Idaho. Slain Housemates Kaylee Goncalves And Madison Mogen Were Found On The Top Floor In Their Beds. College Lovers Ethan Chapin And Xana Kernodle Were Found In A Second-Floor Bedroom While Survivors Dylan Mortensen And Bethany Funke Were Sleeping On The First Floor

Madison and Kaylee were found in the Moscow, Idaho home’s top floor. College lovers Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle and college lovers Ethan Chapin were found in a second floor bedroom, while Dylan Mortensen (survivor) and Bethany Funke slept on the first floor.

Police also stated that they investigated the possibility that Kalyee was a stalker. This is three weeks after four University of Idaho students were killed at their off-campus home on November 13.

Police reported that two males approached Kaylee at the Moscow office in October and then followed her outside to her car. But they never made contact.

After Police spoke with the males and determined that it was an isolated incident. They also said there was no evidence suggesting that they were involved in the murders.

Monday’s update revealed that two males were seen in the unknown business prior to their departure. One male followed Goncalves inside. He She was then seen following her as she walked towards her car. 

Police said that the male turned away from her and that it didn’t appear he had made contact with her. Police did not provide any details about the location of the incident.   

Police spoke to both males and discovered that they were trying meet women at the business. This was confirmed by additional investigation. 

Police also said Monday that Murphy, Goncalves’ dog, was not found with evidence. Murphy was found at scene. It is not known where the dog was when the murders occurred.

Idaho Police Now Say There Was An Incident At A Local Business Which Involved The Stalker Kaylee Goncalves Mentioned Just A Month Before She Was Stabbed To Death In Her Home. They Also Revealed That Murphy, Her Dog, Was Inside The Home But Did Not Have Any Evidence On Him

The Idaho police have now revealed that there was an incident at the local business that involved Kaylee Goncalves, the stalker mentioned just a month prior to her death. They also revealed Murphy, her dog, was present in the home, but they did not have any evidence.

Kaylee'S Dog Murphy (Pictured) Which Had Been At The Home At The Time Of The Murders And Was Found Unscathed, Is Now Living With Her Boyfriend Jack Ducoeur

Kaylee’s dog Murphy (pictured) which had been at the home at the time of the murders and was found unscathed, is now living with her boyfriend Jack DuCoeur

According to the release, a “dog” was found in a room not used for crimes during the search of a home. 

“Officers found no evidence on the dog and there were no indications that the animal had entered crime scene. The dog was taken by Animal Services and released to a responsible individual.

Three weeks later, authorities have not provided any answers and have not been able to identify a suspect or person of interest. 

Madison and Kaylee were sleeping on Madison’s third floor, while Xana was on the second floor and Ethan on the first floor. Cops say the killer entered through a sliding door on the second level that was level with the backyard.

Two other roommates were present in the house at the time, but were not hurt and were unaware that the attack took place. They were sleeping on the 1st floor.

According to the most recent update, detectives have sorted through more than 2,645 emailed and 2,770 phone tips and 1,084 submissions of digital media.

Moscow police stated in a Monday statement that they believed someone had information that would add context to the picture being created by investigators of what happened that night.

“Our focus is on the investigation, not on the activities.” Your information, no matter how significant, may be one of these puzzle pieces that will help solve these murders.

Aaron Snell, spokesperson for Idaho State Police, stated last week that it was possible that all four victims were intended targets of the grisly November 13 stabbings.

He Although investigators confirmed that they have enough evidence to support the theory that the killings were targeted, they admitted that they are not closer to identifying the murderer.

The update on Monday stated: ‘We have not changed our belief that the murders were a targeted attack. However, investigators aren’t certain if the target was the house or its occupants.

The autopsies revealed that the four students were stabbed and killed, most likely with a fixed blade knife. Investigators also checked with local stores to determine if they had recently sold military-style knives.

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