Moscow Police removing personal items from home where students were murdered

MOSCOW, Idaho – Moscow Police Wednesday pulled several cars up to the home in Moscow where four University of Idaho students were killed, to collect personal items left behind.

Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen were stabbed to death in a home just off campus early in the morning on November 13th.

Police have closed off the house as a crime scene ever since, towing away the victims’ cars last week.

All of the victims lived in the home except for Chapin, who was spending the night there with Kernodle.

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Wednesday, Moscow Police and Idaho State Police were at the home to collect personal items for the victims’ families.

4 News Now reporter Esther Bower reported seeing five police vehicles in the driveway and two officers stationed outside the home watching.

Officers planned to collect some of the items no longer needed for the investigation and take them to a secure location so the families can collect them.

This prevents anyone besides investigators from going into the home, which is still an active crime scene.

“It’s time for us to get those things back that really mean something to those families, and hopefully help with some of their healing,” said Moscow Police Chief James Fry in a video released by Moscow Police Monday. “I’m a dad. I understand the meaning behind some of those things. It may be something we gave one of our children or something and we’re trying to bring some of that healing.”

Reporters saw Chief Fry leaving the home around 11:30 Wednesday morning.

Investigators have released very little new information as the investigation is now in its fourth week.

They still have no suspects or named persons of interest and have not yet found the large knife believed to be the murder weapon.

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