Police in Moscow, Idaho, have released information about a man believed to possibly be the person one of the four University of Idaho stabbing victims referred to as a “stalker.”
The Moscow Police Department made clear that it does not believe the man involved in this incident is related to the murders of Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Ethan Chapin, 20; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Madison Mogen, 21.
“Using tips and leads, investigators have identified an incident involving Kaylee at a local business, which may have been the stalker reference she made to friends and family,” police wrote in a Monday press release. “In mid-October, two males were seen inside a local business; they parted ways, and one male appeared to follow Kaylee inside the business and as she exited to walk toward her car. The male turned away, and it did not appear he made any contact with her.”
“Detectives contacted both males and learned the two were attempting to meet women at the business, this was corroborated through additional investigation. Based on available information, detectives believe this was an isolated incident and not an ongoing pattern of stalking. No evidence suggests the two males were involved in the murders,” police added.
The police department noted that investigators are continuing to look into information regarding Kaylee potentially having a stalker and are requesting the public’s help.
Police have been looking into a possible stalker angle since early on in the investigation, The Daily Wire previously reported. On November 22, investigators said that they had received “hundreds of pieces of information” relating to claims that Goncalves may have had a stalker. The investigators, however, have “not been able to verify or identify a stalker.”
Police responded to a call around noon on November 13 about an unconscious person at an off-campus residence. When they arrived, they found the four University of Idaho students had been stabbed to death.
Police still have not named any suspects or found the murder weapon.
Authorities have also said they do not believe that the two surviving roommates – who apparently did not hear the murders take place – are involved in the crimes. They also do not believe a man observed in surveillance video outside a food truck visited by Goncalves and Mogen the night of the murders was involved, nor was a driver who drove the women home.
Police are looking for any outside surveillance video taken between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on November 13 – the morning of the murders – from local businesses and residences in the area. They’ve requested all videos, even if there doesn’t appear to be any motion in them. Police are also asking for any tips or surveillance video about “any observed suspicious behavior” on the night of the murders, particularly in the areas where the students had been.
Police still contend that the attack was “targeted” but do not know whether “the target was the residence or if it was the occupants.”