More than 60 warrants have been served to major companies and banks in connection to the murders of four University of Idaho students back in November, including Amazon, DoorDash, Reddit, and the owner of dating sites such as Tinder and OkCupid.
The contents of the warrants are “sealed and redacted” as part of the murder case against the 28-year-old man charged with murdering Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Madison Mogen, 21, back on November 13. Though the contents are sealed, the recipients were included in recent court filings, Fox News reported.
In a 750-page order, a judge provided the same reasoning for why each warrant should remain sealed, writing that the documents “contain highly intimate facts or statements … which would be highly objectionable to a reasonable person” and that the “documents contain facts or statements that might threaten the safety of or endanger the life or safety of individuals.”
The suspect, who is not being named by The Daily Wire, was found in his parents’ kitchen digging through trash when he was arrested, prosecutors revealed last week.
Monroe County First Assistant Michael Mancuso told BRC 13 that the suspect “was found awake in the kitchen area dressed in shorts and a shirt [and] wearing latex medical type gloves and apparently was taking his personal trash and putting it into … separate zip lock baggies.”
Mancuso implied that the suspect was removing the trash to conceal his DNA. Investigators had been surveilling the home for weeks prior to the suspect’s arrest, and during that time, they searched the trash cans outside.
“A trash pull that was done days before recovered DNA profiles but not from him, only from his family members,” Mancuso told the outlet.
The news follows an unsealed search warrant that listed items taken from the suspect’s parent’s home at the time of his arrest, including a flashlight, four medical-style gloves, a T-shirt, a Washington State Cougars sweatshirt, a pair of size 13 Nike shoes, as well as Under Armour black socks, shorts, and boxers. Police also collected a cheek swab from the suspect for DNA, People Magazine reported.
Of the items taken, Mancuso said two could be important during the suspect’s trial.
“I would be keen on the shoes, the size of the shoes, comparison to any show impressions that might have been recovered at the scene that sort of thing,” he told BRC 13.
He added that the cheek swab would also play a significant role in court.
“Something that they could compare to the DNA of I believe the snap button for the sheath of the knife,” he said, referring to a knife sheath found at the off-campus residence where the victims were found stabbed to death.
Below is a complete list of those who received warrants in connection to the case, according to Fox News:
- American Express
- Three warrants to AT&T
- Bank of America
- Banner Bank in Spokane, Washington
- Block, Inc. (formerly Square, Inc.)
- Blue Ridge Knives in Marion, Virginia
- Charter Communications
- Coeur d’Alene Police Department Forensic Lab
- Discover Bank
- Elan Financial Services
- Idaho Central Credit Union
- Idaho Department of Labor
- Numerica Credit Union
- Potlatch No 1 Financial Credit Union
- Umpqua Bank
- Wells Fargo
- Verizon Wireless
- Washington State University
- Cloud networking company Extreme Networks
- Inland Cellular
- KA-BAR Knives
- Match Group LLC, which owns 45 dating sites like Tinder, Match.com, Meetic, OkCupid, Hinge, PlentyOfFish and OurTime
- Meta Platforms, Facebook’s parent company
- Moscow Police Department Forensic Lab
- SnapChat owner Snap Inc.
- Umpqua Bank
- Two warrants to Verizon Wireless
- Yik Yak