EXCLUSIVE: MOSCOW, Idaho – Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson visited Moscow Police Headquarters Thursday as investigators worked on a shocking quadruple homicide over the Thanksgiving holiday that shocked the quiet community and the rest of the county.
Thompson arrived around 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day as detectives from state and local police and FBI agents intensified their search for a suspect in the murders of four University of Idaho students who were stabbed in the middle of the night earlier this month.
Thompson did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
Idaho State Police communications director Aaron Snell said Thompson’s presence alone does not indicate a break in the case.
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“He’s there every day,” he said, “he keeps working over the holidays/weekends.”
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Thompson isn’t the only one working overtime on the case. On Thanksgiving Day, FBI agents, detectives, and uniformed officers went in and out of the building as they continued to search for answers in the student murders.
A police officer said at dusk investigators planned to work well into the evening.
“They will be working through this holiday and weekend,” Snell previously said.
Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were found dead hours after police said someone assaulted them while they slept on November 13.
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The three women lived together in a house just off the University of Idaho campus in Moscow, and Chapin was visiting his girlfriend, Kernodle.
According to authorities, two roommates on the ground floor and a dog in the house were unharmed.
Police have not publicly identified any suspects or persons of interest.
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But they have excluded the two female housemates who were downstairs at the time of the murders, a man who appeared on surveillance video at a food truck at the same time as Goncalves and Mogen shortly before they returned, a driver of a “private party”. who brought her to the house, Goncalves ex-boyfriend and a group of friends who were present at the house on Sunday morning when the first 911 call was made.
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Police say they are investigating reports that Gonzales had a stalker before the attack – but have yet to find any evidence.
“Kaylee has mentioned that she has a stalker, but detectives could not confirm the statement,” police said Wednesday. “Investigators are asking anyone with information about a potential stalker or unusual cases to contact the hotline.”
Police said Wednesday they took 4,000 photos and collected 103 “evidence” as part of the investigation, including the contents of three dumpsters on King Road.
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They’re urging anyone in the area with surveillance footage to turn them over.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the tip hotline at 208-883-7180 or E-Mail [email protected].