Quadruple murder in Idaho: The strange attitude of the surviving roommate

PostedJanuary 6, 2023, 10:56

Quadruple murder in IdahoThe strange attitude of the surviving roommate

According to a police report released Thursday, one of the survivors of the Moscow shooting came face to face with the suspect. However, the authorities were only alerted six hours later.

Dylan Mortensen (left, with Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen) was spared the killer.


The case gives a hard time to the authorities and fascinates Internet users. In mid-November in Moscow (Idaho), four students were massacred in their sleep, in the house they rented not far from the campus of the University of Idaho. According to the local press, the crime scene was so appalling that several police officers broke down at the scene. For weeks, the investigation seemed to skate, the authorities failing to identify the slightest suspect.

A spectacular twist occurred on December 30, when Moscow police announced the arrest of Bryan Kohberger, a 28-year-old doctoral student in criminology and criminal law. Discreet, the authorities waited several days to explain what had led them to this suspect. On Thursday, they finally made their report public. This long document details the long and tedious investigation carried out by the police.

We learn in particular that the DNA of Kohberger found at the crime scene was taken from the case of a knife found near the bodies of Maddie Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves. On Thursday, Bryan Kohberger’s bail request was denied, and the young man is due to appear in court again on January 12. Although very extensive, the police report does not answer several questions that continue to bother the media and Internet users. And the behavior of Dylan Mortensen, one of two survivors of the killing, interrogate.

Why did the young woman, who found herself face to face with the killer, wait six hours before alerting the police? According to the document released by the authorities, Dylan was awakened in the middle of the night by the sounds of a fight and opened her door. According to what she told the investigators, the student then saw a man dressed all in black and wearing a mask, writes the «New York Post». “There is someone here”, would have launched one of his roommates. Dylan explained to the police that the individual then walked towards her and that she “frozen, in a state of shock”.

For some reason that is still unknown, the suspect passed by her without hurting her. Bethany Funke, who also lived in this house, was also spared. The report does not explain why the two young women were saved, nor why the police were not alerted until 11:58 p.m. The identity of the caller has not been revealed. Has fear paralyzed the student all this time? The police do not consider Dylan or Bethany as suspects.

The report also does not explain why Kaylee Goncalves, Maddie Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were targeted that night. According to the document, Bryan Kohberger had spied on the student house at least twelve times prior to the quadruple murder. The causes of death of the victims are also not included in the report. To be continued…


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