Idaho murder: What we know about victim Kaylee Goncalves’ reported ‘stalker’

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Kaylee Goncalves, one of four University of Idaho students who were brutally murdered on Nov. 13, others said she “must have had a stalker” before she was killed, but authorities have not been able to verify that information, police said Wednesday.

“We gathered information through some of our interviews that Kaylee had made some comments about a stalker. So that’s where it came from,” Moscow Police Capt. Roger Lanier told reporters Wednesday.

“We’ve followed up looking at specific time frames and specific areas of the city. So far we haven’t been able to confirm that, but we’re not done looking into that information.”

Police in the past said they have received “hundreds of pieces of information” related to Goncalves potentially being persecuted.

Kaylee Goncalves, one of four University of Idaho students found murdered Sunday in a home near campus.

Kaylee Goncalves, one of four University of Idaho students found murdered Sunday in a home near campus.
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Goncalves and Madison Mogen returned to their three-story off-campus residence around 10 p.m. 1:45 a.m. on Nov. 13 after going to a local bar and stopping at a food truck.

Goncalves made several calls to his ex-boyfriend between 02.00 and 03.00, but they went unanswered. Police say her ex-boyfriend is not a suspect.

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Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle, who were dating, also returned home around 1:45 a.m. after attending a party at the Sigma Chi house on campus.

A photo shared showing the crime scene and the victims, including University of Idaho student Ethan Chapin, 20;  Xana Kernodle, 20;  Madison Mogen, 21;  and Kaylee Goncalves, 21.

A photo shared showing the crime scene and the victims, including University of Idaho student Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21.
(Derek Shook for Fox News Digital/ Instagram/ @xanakernodle/ @kayleegoncalves))

Police believe they were stabbed to death with a “fixed blade knife” sometime between 3.00 and 4.00. All four victims were stabbed multiple times and some had defensive wounds.

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Someone called 911 shortly before noon from one of two surviving roommates’ phones to report an “unconscious person.”

Police are searching a home in Moscow, Idaho, where four University of Idaho students were killed over the weekend in an apparent quadruple homicide.

Police are searching a home in Moscow, Idaho, where four University of Idaho students were killed over the weekend in an apparent quadruple homicide.
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Red stains run down the foundation of a house where four college students were murdered in Moscow, Idaho.

Red stains run down the foundation of a house where four college students were murdered in Moscow, Idaho.
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No suspect has been identified and police have not recovered a murder weapon, but Jim Clemente, a retiree FBI Supervising Special Agent and expert in criminal behavior analysis, previously told Fox News Digital that the killer likely knew the victims or was a stalker familiar with their habits.

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“Entering an inhabited dwelling with six people in … different rooms in the middle of the night is an extremely high-risk crime unless he knows one or more of the people.” Clemente told Fox News Digital.

“So, that’s my first thought on that: this perpetrator didn’t just randomly pick this location, he targeted one or more of the people in there. Now, it could be because he has a relationship or a past relationship with one or more of them , or it may be that he has pursued one or more of them.”

Flowers and a teddy bear stand as a memorial at the house in Moscow, Idaho on November 21, 2022.

Flowers and a teddy bear stand as a memorial at the house in Moscow, Idaho on November 21, 2022.
(Derek Shook for Fox News Digital)

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Authorities have asked for patience as more than 100 law enforcement officers from the FBI, Idaho State Police and Moscow police investigate more than 1,000 tips and 103 pieces of evidence.

We all want to understand why this happened and what drove someone to do this, Moscow Police Chief James Frye said Wednesday.

Fox News’ Stephanie Pagones contributed to this report.

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