Person of Interest Arrested in Murders of Four University of Idaho Students

A 25-year-old male has been taken into custody near the Pocono Mountains in Monroe County, Pa. in connection with the murders of four University of Idaho students.

The Nov. 13 murders of the four students — Madison Mogan, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin — left their community of Moscow, Idaho in shock and garnered attention nationwide

Police say the four were stabbed to death in the middle of the night in an off-campus house rented by the three female students, some with wounds that suggest they fought back against their attacker. The investigation to this point has largely come up empty. Two roommates on the first floor who police say slept through the attack have already been ruled out as suspects. 

A press conference is scheduled in Moscow, Idaho at 4 p.m. ET.



Police responded to a report of an unconscious person that they received around 11:58 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13. There, members of the Moscow Police Department found four University of Idaho students dead on the second and third floors of the home. 

Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves and Xana Kernodle were roommates who lived in the home while the fourth victim, Ethan Chapin, did not live there but was dating Kernodle. Two other roommates lived in the home, but were not attacked and police said they believe they slept through the killings. 

On Saturday night, police said, Chapin and Kernodle were at a party at a Sigma Chi house on the University of Idaho campus. They returned home around 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13. Two roommates on the first floor of the house were asleep heard nothing. They were ruled out as suspects.

The case garnered national attention because police had no leads despite thousands of tips, despite the murder happening in early November. (More at the following link from CBS )