I think the police know or have a really good idea about who killed those 4 students at the University of Idaho. Police say the four students who were found stabbed several times were “likely asleep,” right before they were attacked. The police also said that some of the victims had “defensive” wounds, which means they were awake and knew what was happening, and we’re trying to fight the killer off. But the police stop short of saying anything about who might be a suspect.
What we do know is that detectives have interviewed 38 people who may have some information about the killings. We also know that cops took items from three different dumpsters around where the house is located. Thanks to the family, we also know that the killer was “sloppy” and left a lot of clues.
This is why I think they may know who it is and are gathering evidence right now.
And speaking of that, the “Rambo-style” knife that was used in the murder is the key to this whole thing, and it’s also led to a breakthrough. Cops are now focusing on the ROTC group at the university because they use those types of knives.
Police are still convinced this was a “personal” attack.
Radar Online reported that cops investigating the grisly quadruple murder of four University of Idaho students who were found brutally murdered on Nov. 13 are probing a possible link to the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
A Reserve Officers’ Training Corps — or ROTC — is a college program offered at the students’ colleges campus that prepares young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military.
Investigators believe the weapon used in the brutal slaying was a combat knife and it could’ve been sourced for the University of Idaho ROTC program, said a law enforcement source.
No murder weapon has been found as of yet.
“Police believe a Ka-Bar-style knife was used in the murders, and they’ve already ruled out that type of weapon was for sale at a local store,” a case insider told RadarOnline.com.
“This is a very unique style of a knife which is about six inches long.”
It has been described as similar to the knife brandished by Rambo, played by Sylvester Stallone. A Ka-Bar knife has a blade on one side and a serrated edge on the other.
The combat knife was issued by the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1940s, according to the company’s website.
The knife was later adopted by the Marines, the Army, the Navy, the Coast Guard, and the Underwater Demolition Teams.
A police source added, “Clearly investigators want to know if the University of Idaho’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program had any Ka-Bar knives in its archive or on display.
They are proving whether the weapon could have been swiped by the killer or killers to commit the crimes, the insider said.
The University of Idaho’s official website confirms the United States Air Force, Army, and Navy provide coursework at the school through the ROTC program.
Retired LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman told Fox News “a knife is a weapon of rage.”
All four victims — Ethan Chapin, a 20-year-old from Conway, Washington; Madison Mogen, a 21-year-old from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Xana Kernodle, 20, from Avondale, Arizona; and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, from Rathdrum, Idaho — were stabbed with a knife. They were found dead inside a home near their campus.
Police discovered the students’ bodies just before noon on Nov. 13 as they responded to a report of an unconscious person at a home steps away from the college campus.
I think this case will be solved soon, and we’ll know more about why this person, or people, killed these 4 innocent young students.
Let’s hope so because these families deserve to see swift justice, so they can find some semblance of closure.
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