Moscow Police release new timeline of victims’ actions the night of the murder

MOSCOW, Idaho – Moscow Police have released a new timeline of the whereabouts of four University of Idaho students in the hours before they were murdered.

Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were found dead in a home near campus late Sunday morning.

Investigators believe they were murdered by someone with a large knife hours before.

Police have been trying to pinpoint where they were in the hours before as a way to track down leads as to who may have killed them.

Police released a map Friday, pinpointing the locations.

Map shows the timeline of where University of Idaho murder victims were the night they were killed

The map shows that Ethan and Xana were at a Sigma Chi party from 8pm until 9 pm. Their next known location is at Xana’s house, the crime scene, at 1:45 am.

Kaylee and Maddie were at the Corner Club at 202 N. Main from 10:00 until 1:30 am, then at a popular food truck nearby at 1:40 am.

The timeline shows they were back home at 1:45 am.

Police provided no additional context with the release of the map, so it’s not clear how they know that all four were home at 1:45 am.

We know two other roommates were home sometime in the early morning hours and are cooperating with police. Investigators say they’re not persons of interests or suspects, but that no one has been ruled out completely.

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Investigators said earlier this week that the murders happened sometime in those early morning hours after 2 am.

The call to 911 came just before noon and investigators won’t confirm who called 911.

Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson says finding out what happened in the hours between is key.

“Everything that occurred leading up to the time of death and then from the time of death until officers were notified or until the report was made is crucial information,” Thompson said.

Moscow Police would like anyone near these areas who observed suspicious behavior, has video surveillance, or can provide relevant information to call the Tip Line at 208-883-7180 or email

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