More than 10 days after four University of Idaho students were found stabbed to death in an off-campus home, police are still searching for the attacker.
Officials continue investigating the killings of 20-year-olds Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle and 21-year-olds Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves who were asleep when they were attacked. As the community in the northwest Idaho city of Moscow remains on edge, university officials said students of the 9,000-person campus who don’t want to return after Thanksgiving break will be allowed to finish the semester remotely.
“It is unclear how long this investigation will take,” the university’s president, Scott Green, said in a video update Wednesday. “That is deeply frustrating for all of us who are waiting for this criminal to be arrested.”
After early assurances that other residents were not in danger, Moscow police last week reversed course, urging people to remain aware of their surroundings and asked the public to send tips for the investigation. Without any arrests and no people of interest publicly identified, Chief James Fry✓ told reporters last week that police “cannot say that there is no threat to the community.”
Here’s what we know about the tragedy and its fallout.