17 november 2022  by suman suthar

Two roommates were inside the home where four University of Idaho students were killed, but 911 wasn't called for hours.

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Moscow Police Chief James Fry said the two roommates were home when police went to a call of an unconscious individual and found a "horrific" murder.

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Fry also backtracked on how concerned the community should be about an ongoing threat after authorities initially claimed the public was not in danger following the quadruple homicide.

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We can't say there's no threat to the neighborhood, so keep cautious, report suspicious activity, and be mindful of your surroundings.

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He said police felt the killings were targeted. Fry said authorities were still looking for the terrible scene's perpetrators.Unknown murder weapon or motive. No force was used.

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Ethan Chapin,20, Madison Mogen,21, Xana Kernodle,20, and Kaylee Goncalves,21, were murdered before Thanksgiving break.

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A police spokeswoman told The Post that the two female roommates are not suspects. The pair was unharmed and working with detectives, the official said.

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Fry said the two roommates were inside the six-bedroom residence but not witnesses to the crime. He didn't know why the unconscious person's 911 call wasn't made until midday.

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No murder weapon was recovered and there were no traces of forced entry, although authorities aren't sure if the door was unlocked.

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