Idaho murder victim Kaylee Goncalves ‘terrified of stalker who’d follow her around town’
Murdered Kaylee Goncalves would beg friends to walk closely behind her at all times after becoming ‘terrified’ of a stalker who would ‘follow her around town’.
Goncalves, 21, was one of the four students brutally knifed to death in Idaho, Moscow, on November 13.
Kaylee’s roommates, Madison Mogen, 21, and Xana Kernodle, 20, were also stabbed to death – with Xana’s freshman boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20, also killed in the massacre.
There have been several reports that Goncalves was scared of a stalker in the weeks leading up to the quadruple homicide – something which the Moscow Police Department have denied knowledge of.
But a vape shop manager now claims that he discussed Goncalves stalker with her and Mogen three weeks before they were slain in their beds.
Goncalves, 21, was one of the four students brutally knifed to death in Idaho, Moscow, on November 13. There have been several claims that she was being stalked before her death
A vape shop manager (pictured) claims that he discussed Goncalves stalker with her and her friend Maddison Mogen three weeks before they were slain in their beds
He told NewsNation: ‘Kaylee and Maddie would both come in here, they always had a smile on their face, they were the light of the world.
‘They always came in with a group of four or five girls at most,all the time they would come in together.
‘I made a joke about them coming in together, that it was nice to see that they were trying to stay safe.
‘Maddie then said oh we had a friend of ours be stalked, which is why we travel in a group. She was motioning to Kaylee as she said it.
‘It seemed as though they were all trying to keep Kaylee safe, and be there for her as friends. This was three weeks before the murder.
Goncalves reportedly told him that the stalker would follow her ‘at night’ when she was going to or from bars, either by the ‘campus or down on Main Street’.
Idaho police have said the four University of Idaho students were murdered in their sleep between 3am and 4am (Pictured: Victims Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and 20-year-old Ethan Chapin)
Authorities had asked for any information about a white Hyundai Elantra spotted near the scene of the murders — though it is unclear whether the white sedan caught in surveillance footage is the same vehicle
Her family have said that they were not aware of any stalker, despite the manager claiming that it was something she had ‘tons of issues with’.
She ‘always had someone who was constantly walking behind her’ in order to keep her feeling safe.
It comes as police are trawling footage after a possible scream may have been picked up on an officer’s bodycam on the night of the murders.
The high-pitched sound, recorded at 3:12am, was captured by a Moscow police officer who was responding to an unrelated incident near the University of Idaho.
Some web-sleuths believe that the sound is a scream, while others think it could be the sound of car tyres peeling away.
The noise appears to have been made around the time the students were killed and authorities hope that it may help them in determining what happened.
The last known movements of at least two of the victims: The girls visited the truck at 1.43am-1.53am. It’s unclear if they went straight home, but police say they were murdered shortly afterwards sometime between 3am and 4am
Goncalves (right, pictured with Mogen) reportedly told him that the stalker would follow her ‘at night’ when she was going to or from bars, either by the ‘campus or down on Main Street’
Chapin and Kernodle were in a relationship and were both killed. Police continue to probe who could be behind the killings five weeks later
Police have found no evidence of a sex crime, and the victims had wounds on their bodies which indicated that they tried to fight of the attacker.
Initially cops said they thought all four were assaulted as they slept, with Goncalves father saying she had the worst injuries from the incident – suffering ‘gouging wounds’ and ‘rips’.
The Chief of police at Moscow Police Department himself admitted that investigators did not understand how the two surviving roommates – Bethany Funke and Dylan Mortensen – appeared to sleep through the attack.
Newly released video footage from a police stop that occurred near the student’s King Street home had earlier been brought to the fore by internet sleuths.
The officer’s bodycam captured the moment plain clothes officers made an unrelated stop in the area for three students suspected of underage drinking.
Internet sleuths say a possible ‘scream’ may have been picked up on a police officer’s bodycam showing a plainclothes officer stopping three students for underage drinking
Her family have said that they were not aware of any stalker, despite the manager claiming that it was something she had ‘tons of issues with’
A flyer seeking information about the killings of four University of Idaho students who were found dead is displayed on a table along with buttons and bracelets, almost five weeks on
In the background of the video, aside from the ‘scream’, several people can also be seen moving quickly past police on Taylor Avenue, just two houses down from the scene of the crime and minutes before the killings occurred.
A forensic pathologist and former medical examiner also told Fox news that the toxicology reports for the slain students could hold potential answers to the unsolved case.
Dr Michael Baden questioned if they had taken any drugs which ‘caused them to sleep’ during the encounter.
Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt last week dismissed the tests, saying that they had not yet come back from the lab – adding that they were irrelevant.
The Moscow Police Department declined to comment on whether toxicology reports are still pending.
Idaho police investigators have travelled up to 24 miles out of Moscow to collect surveillance footage in nearby towns after a white Hyundai was spotted near the scene of the vicious killings of four college students
Kaylee and Madison were found on the top floor of the Moscow, Idaho home. College lovers Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were found in a second-floor bedroom while survivors Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke were sleeping on the first floor
So far, the investigation – which is now moving into its fifth week – has not yet produced any suspects or motive for the murders and pressure continues to mount on officers who have yet to make a single arrest.
The families of the victims have expressed frustration with the lack of information provided by investigators and no murder weapon has yet been found.
Moscow Police are currently examining ‘massive amounts’ of digital content from local homes and businesses.
They are seeking the driver of a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra that was seen near the crime scene, who they believe may have ‘critical information’ about the case.
Dylan Mortensen (left) and Bethany Funke (middle) survived the brutal attack in the rental house which saw their fellow University of Idaho students Xana Kernodle (second from left) Kaylee Goncalves (second from right) and Madison Mogen (right) killed
Kristi and Steven Goncalves worry they could lose vital evidence as the time since their daughter’s death surpasses the one-month mark
On December 7 police announced the critical news that they were looking to speak with the occupant or occupants of a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra that they said was in the ‘immediate area’ of the victims’ home on November 13, when the slayings occurred
Moscow Police Captain Roger Lanier said on Thursday that they had been sifting through a database of 22,000 registered white Hyundai Elantras that fit into their criteria that they are sorting through.
Police have said that the license plate of the vehicle is still unknown and could have been removed.
The head of Moscow Police said there are ‘multiple groups’ scanning through clips as they try to track down those responsible.
He vowed his force would continue to work over Christmas as the team comes under huge pressure to finally make an arrest over a month after the stabbings.
It comes after it was revealed officers are only now asking for security footage from gas stations 24 miles away in nearby towns.
Moscow police chief James Fry said: ‘We will continue to keep up this pace [over the holidays].
Authorities confirmed that there were ‘several friends’ inside the property when the 911 call was made, who have been assisting police with their inquiries
Kristi Goncalves, the mother of 21-year-old victim Kaylee Goncalves, says a lack of information means ‘sleepless nights… feeling sick to your stomach… and just being left in the dark’
The head of Moscow Police said there are ‘multiple groups’ scanning through clips as they try to track down those responsible
‘We’ve given individuals time off when they need it. We’re bringing other people into those spots so the investigation can continue.
‘But we’re not going to stop investigating this. We have looked at massive amounts of video footage, especially in the critical camera areas.
Retired Moscow Police Captain Paul Kwaitkowski, 64, said it is likely the Idaho murderer knew at least one victim and may have been motivated by revenge
‘And we’ve looked at 24 hours prior to and 24 hours after those and now we’re extending that out even further to other cameras and other time frames.
‘We have massive amounts of people looking at this. Multiple different groups on different videos in different locations just because… you know we have investigators all across the nation reviewing these videos for us and sending us back information.’
The killings have shook the small college town of Moscow, Idaho, which had not recorded a murder since 2015.
Authorities have insisted the fatal attack was ‘targeted,’ and in an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, former Moscow Police Captain Paul Kwaitkowski, 64, suggested the killer may have been seeking vengeance.
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