Father of murder house victim in 'worst crime scene police have ever seen' says deaths 'don't match'

Daisy Phillipson

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Father of murder house victim in 'worst crime scene police have ever seen' says deaths 'don't match'

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The father of a woman who was one of four victims in a gruesome quadruple murder has said the deaths 'don't match'.

On Sunday November 13, four University of students were tragically killed in an off-campus house, leaving a crime scene that police are describing as the 'worst they've ever seen'.

Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle, 20, were found dead in the home they shared near the campus in Moscow, Idaho.

Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt confirmed last month that the cause of death in each case was murder by stabbing, saying the four students had been ‘butchered’.

Four students were tragically killed in their home last month. Credit: CBS
Four students were tragically killed in their home last month. Credit: CBS

Mabbutt said the killings appeared to be 'personal', given what they discovered in the autopsy, and said they may have found some 'defensive wounds' on the bodies of the victims, suggesting they had fought back against their attacker.

Steve Goncalves, the grieving father of Kaylee, has been critical of how the police investigation has unfolded, and has even taken matters into his own hands by hiring a private detective to try and find the perpetrator.

Speaking to the New York Post, he suggested that the force tasked with dealing with the case were too 'inexperienced', pointing to the fact that one of the officers is just 26 years old.

“So they’re just inexperienced – and I don’t want anyone making mistakes in my child’s case," he told the outlet.

Kaylee's grieving father Steve has taken matters into his own hands. Credit: Facebook/kaylee.goncalves
Kaylee's grieving father Steve has taken matters into his own hands. Credit: Facebook/kaylee.goncalves

Goncalves expressed concern about the lack of leads so far, while also highlighting one suspicious man who was seen lingering near his daughter and her friend Madison.

He added: "Some people came to us and said that he’s out of the country. He didn’t take a DNA test.

"So we would like [police] to tell us what his alibi was."

In a separate interview, this time with Lawrence Jones Cross Country, the distraught dad and his wife Kristi opened up about the horrific crime.

Kristi, who is Kaylee's mom, compared the killer to the 'boogyman' before Goncalves expressed their determination to get the case resolved.

He then made a surprising claim, suggesting that when it comes to Kaylee and her best friend Madison, their 'means of death' and 'points of damage don't match'.

He alleged that the 'deaths don't match'. Credit: Fox
He alleged that the 'deaths don't match'. Credit: Fox

Goncalves went on: "I'm just going to say it: it wasn't leaked to me, I earned that, I paid for that funeral. I paid for that, it's my right, you aren't taking that from me."

Police officers have not ruled anyone out of the investigation, though they have not yet declared that they have a clear suspect in the case, nor have they released a profile.

Investigations to locate a suspect and determine who murdered the four students are still ongoing.

If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677

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Daisy Phillipson
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