Four University of Idaho students found dead in apparent off-campus homicide

Police have not released the victims' names nor their causes of death.

Published: November 14, 2022 11:12am

Updated: November 14, 2022 4:06pm

Four University of Idaho students have died in what police believe to be a homicide, officials said.

The bodies of the students were discovered Sunday evening in the town of Moscow when officers responded to a call for an unconscious individual but instead discovered four people who were deceased.

"The Moscow Police Department is investigating and the families of these students have been notified. MPD does not believe there is an active threat," the school said in an email to students. 

Officials identified the victims as Ethan Chapin, 20, Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kaylee GonCalves, 21. Chapin was from Washington state and Kernodle is from Arizona while the other two students are from Idaho. Social media shows that Chapin appears to have been in a relationship with Kernodle. 

The students were apparently killed the same night three University of Virginia students were fatally shot and two others were wounded. The suspect in that shooting was taken into custody Monday morning.

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