Police: Death of four Idaho college students 'targeted attack,' with sharp knife-like weapon

Police do not have any suspects in custody for the deaths of the students.

Updated: November 15, 2022 - 1:33pm

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Police said Tuesday the four University of Idaho students killed over the weekend died in an "isolated attack" in which the assailant used a sharp, knife-like weapon.

Investigators with the Moscow, Idaho, police department said they have not located any weapons, but preliminary information shows that "an edged weapon such as a knife was used."

They also said autopsies are set to be finished later this week, with the hope the findings will provide more definitive information on the exact cause of the deaths.

Police do not have any suspects in custody but said they believe this is an "isolated, targeted attack and there is no imminent threat to the community at large."

The deceased have been identified as Ethan Chapin, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kaylee GonCalves, 21.

Their bodies were discovered Sunday when officers responded to a call for an unconscious individual but instead found four people who were deceased.

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