One University of Idaho graduate who was a resident of the house on campus that was the site of the shootings in which 4 students died, is speaking for ABC News.
“It’s definitely an old, creaky house,” said Cole Alteneder, who graduated in 2022 and resided in the house for his senior year. “You can’t walk up any of the stairs or on any of the floors without everybody in the house knowing it.”
Three of the residents – roomsmates Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen and Xana Kernodle, and Kernodle’s lover, Ethan Chapin, were all killed by a knife inside the home at around midnight in November. 13.
The identities of the suspects are not known.
Two roommates — who police say aren’t suspects — were able to survive and probably were asleep during the murders, in the opinion of police. The survivors lived on the ground floor, while those who were killed were located on the third and second floors.
Alteneder explained that each of the three floors contains two bedrooms as well as one bathroom.
The house and the neighborhood are home to the “very active party life,” Alteneder said.
“A lot of students are very familiar with the inside of the home,” he added.
“At parties, people would hop the fence and just, like, walk away if the cops came,” he said.
Moscow police say that the murder investigation will be ongoing throughout the winter break of the university.
“I think everybody expected” an arrest at this point the time Alteneder spoke.
Police have been contacted by more than 11,900 tip-offs and more than 4,500 digital media reports.
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“Investigators believe someone has information that adds context to what occurred on the night of the murders and continue requesting additional pictures, video, and social media content,” police stated in an announcement. “Whether you believe it is significant or not, your information might be one of the puzzle pieces that help solve these murders.”