Two of the four University of Idaho students killed Sunday were at a late-night food truck in Moscow, Idaho, at about 1:41 a.m., a live Twitch stream of the truck shows.
In the video, Madison Mogen and Kylee Goncalves order $10 worth of carbonara from Grub Truckers and wait about 10 minutes for their food. As they wait, they can be seen chatting with each other and other people standing near the truck.
Joseph Woodall, 26, who operates the food truck, told CNN the two students did not appear to be in trouble or in any danger.
Food truck video offers a helpful timeline of their final hours, Moscow Police Department Chief James Fry said Wednesday, as the quadruple murder unfolded with no suspects and no murder weapons and at a bloody scene that investigators were still working Thursday. .
The students — Mogen, Goncalves, Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernadle — were all stabbed to death in their shared off-campus. home Sunday afternoon, officials said.
An employee at the Spokane County Medical Examiner’s office told CNN that autopsies have been completed and the results will be released when they are available. Police released a release Thursday from Latah County Coroner Kathy Mabbutt, listing the cause of death as homicide and the manner of death as stabbing. Autopsy details were not included.
A lack of information from killings and authorities has rankled residents of Moscow, a city of 25,000 that has not recorded a murder since 2015, according to state police data. Local police are working with the FBI and state police to hunt down the suspect.
Despite the lack of arrests or suspects, Moscow police He initially described the killings as “targeted attacks” and said there was no threat to the public. Frye walked back some of the case during his first news conference on Wednesday.
“We can’t say there’s no threat to the community,” Fry said. “And like we said, please be vigilant, report any suspicious activity and be aware of your surroundings at all times.”
Some students left the area days ahead of the fall break, which begins Monday.
“Everybody kind of went back home because they’re afraid they’ve been caught (without any suspects),” Nathan Tino, a student who was planning to leave Friday after attending some classes, told CNN. “It’s definitely uncomfortable.”
University President Scott Green said students are encouraged to do what’s right and have the support of the administration.
Latah County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Thompson told NBC’s “Today Show” Thursday that investigators are still working to determine a suspect.
“We have no one in custody, and the police are unable to identify who is responsible for these murders,” he said.
Ethan Chapin’s father, Jim Chapin, issued a statement Wednesday calling on police to release more information about the killings.
“There is a lack of information from the University of Idaho and local police, which only encourages false rumors and intrusions in the press and social media,” he said. “Silence after our son’s killing adds to our family’s agony. For Ethan and his three best friends who were killed in Moscow, Idaho and all of our families, I urge the authorities to speak the truth, share what they know, track down the attackers and protect the greater community.
Green said they are working with police to inform the public.
“We assisted when asked and constantly pressed for as much information as possible, knowing that we could not interfere with the important work of a good investigation,” he said in a statement.
Police have begun to put together a timeline of what happened in the hours leading up to the murders, though not much is known.
Chopin and Kernadle were at a party on campus Saturday night, while Mogen and Goncalves were at a bar downtown, Fry said, when they all returned home just after 1:45 a.m. Sunday.
All four were fatally stabbed sometime early Sunday morning, Frye said, but there were no 911 calls until late afternoon. The chief did not disclose who called 911. The coroner pronounced the four dead by midday.
Two additional roommates were in the home at the time of the death, none of whom were injured or held hostage, Green said. The two roommates have cooperated fully with law enforcement, Idaho State Police spokesman Aaron Snell told CNN on Wednesday.
“There were other people in the home at the time, but we’re not focusing on them, we’re focusing on everyone coming and going from that residence,” Fry said.
After receiving a 911 call about an unconscious man, officers found the home’s door open and a gruesome crime scene.
There was no evidence of forced entry, Fry said. “We weren’t 100% sure the door was unlocked, there was no damage to anything and the door was still open when we got there,” Fry said.
“There was some blood in the apartment,” Mabbutt told CNN affiliate KXL on Tuesday.
“It was a very shocking scene to find four dead college students in the residence,” he said.
Just hours before her death, Goncalves posted a photo of the group, adding a heart emoji saying, “One lucky girl to be surrounded by these ppl everyday.”
The 21-year-old from Rathdrum, Idaho was a senior majoring in general studies and a member of Alpha Phi sorority.
Her older sister, Alivia Goncalves, sent a statement to the Idaho Statesman on behalf of her family and Mogen.
“He was smart, he was careful, he was careful and all this still happened,” he said. “It means no one is in custody and no one is safe. Yes, we are all heartbroken. Yes, we are all sensing. But stronger than any of these emotions is anger. We are angry. You must be angry.”
Mogen, 21, is from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and is a senior majoring in marketing. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Chapin, 20, was one of three triplets, all of whom are enrolled at the University of Idaho, her family said in a statement. He was a freshman from Conway, Washington, majoring in recreation, sports and tourism management. He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
“Ethan lit up every room he entered and was a kind, loyal, loving son, brother, cousin and friend,” said his mother, Stacey Chapin. “Words cannot express the heartache and devastation our family is going through. It breaks my heart to know that we’ll never be able to hug or laugh with Ethan again, but it’s also unbearable to think about the horrible way he took from us.
Kernadle, 20, hails from Avondale, Arizona. She majored in marketing and was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.
She was “positive, funny and loved by everyone who met her,” said her older sister, Jazmin Kernadle.
“She was so light and always lifted the room,” said Jazmin Kernadle. “She made me such a proud big sister, and I wish I could have spent more time with her. She had so much life left to live. My family and I are at a loss for words, confused and anxiously awaiting updates on the investigation.
He offered condolences to other victims and their families. “My sister is so lucky to have him in her life.”