COPS believe they’ve found a powerful link between the University of Idaho killings and the horrific stabbing of a couple in Oregon.
Investigators said the killings had similar characteristics to a previous deadly knife attack on a sleeping couple in Salem.
Moscow Police Chief James Frye said officers were investigating the links between the unsolved double stabbing of Travis and Jamilyn Juetten last August and the University of Idaho killings.
Like the student victims, Travis and Jamilyn were stabbed to death with a long knife in the middle of the night.
“We’re looking at every avenue and we have other agencies that are reaching out to us with other cases and things that we will follow up on,” Frye said, confirming his team had the case on their radar.
“I actually had a tip on this case and passed it on,” Frye said.
The Salem couple were killed by a masked intruder while they were sleeping at 3 a.m.
Friends said Travis, 26, died trying to stop the rabid killer from attacking his 24-year-old wife.
A $50,000 reward was offered by her family for information leading to the killer’s murder.
As in the Idaho case, the killer struck while others were at home, the New York Post reports.
The Jüttens were sitting on the cat when the attack took place.
According to KOIN 6, the couple was scheduled to fly to Hawaii the next day.
Idaho Police say they still have no suspect in the killings of Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Madison Mogen, 21, in the early hours of November 13.
But an informant in the case has now told Radar Online that the case could be solved with “biological debris”.
They said: “It is almost certain that biological debris will be found under the fingernails [if a] Combat has taken place… This will be crucial for forensic casework.
Investigators said some of the victims had defensive wounds after being attacked while they slept.
And the family of one victim, Xana Kernodle, has previously said injuries to her body indicate she lashed out to defend herself against her killer.
Her father, Jeffrey, told Arizona-based CBS5 that the 20-year-old’s autopsy showed “bruising, torn by the knife.”
Police said the victims were found on the second and third floors of the six-bedroom home, but declined on Sunday to say exactly which floor each victim was found on.
Since then, heartbreaking TikTok videos have surfaced showing the four University of Idaho students laughing together in the same house where they were killed.
The case has remained mysterious after it emerged that two other housemates were in the house the night of the murders but overslept the attack and woke up later in the day.