(Reuters) – 4 College of Idaho college students seem to have been killed with a knife or another “edged” weapon, police stated on Tuesday, providing one of many first particulars concerning the assault that happened final weekend in an off-campus home.
The our bodies of the scholars – three girls and one man – had been discovered on Sunday as officers in Moscow, Idaho, responded to a name about “an unconscious particular person,” in accordance with police.
“Though no weapons have been positioned, based mostly on preliminary info, investigators imagine that an edged weapon akin to a knife was used,” police stated in a information launch.
Authorities in Moscow, a metropolis of about 25,000 folks alongside Idaho’s western border with Washington state, haven’t stated something a few doable motive.
“At the moment, there aren’t any suspects in custody,” the assertion stated.
Autopsies, scheduled to be accomplished this week, might present extra details about the reason for dying, the assertion stated.
Police had been additionally seeking to discover out what the scholars had been doing on Saturday night time and early Sunday.
Calls to police looking for additional remark weren’t instantly returned.
Investigators imagine it was “an remoted, focused assault and there’s no imminent risk to the group at giant,” police stated on Monday.
The useless had been recognized as: Ethan Chapin, 20, of Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, 21, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, of Avondale, Arizona; and Kaylee GonCalves, 21, of Rathdrum, Idaho.
Moscow police are being assisted within the investigation by the Idaho state police and federal authorities.