The murder of four people by a house full of University of Idaho Students earlier this month shocked a nation and a small town… but what it did to the families of the victims was indescribable.
As we reported before, Xana and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin (both 20) and Kaylee Goncalves and her BFF Madison Mogen (both 21) were found stabbed to death on the morning of November 13 in a horrific scene, literally pouring blood from the house. The Moscow Police Department kept the details of the case as secret as possible – not even revealing within the first few days that it was a brutal murder, only saying that some of the students had been found dead.
Add that lack of transparency to the fact that police don’t seem to want to connect the dots in certain shocking developments, such as the fact that someone skinned a nearby couple’s dog just to name a few. a month before. It’s not just another act of small-town violence, but it’s what serial killers aspire to do… That’s what the police lead are quick to brush off – not what they do. really have the right to do as it seems, at least from the outside, that they have nothing to date. No suspects have been named, no people are interested. Even the two living roommates who slept during the incident were instantly deleted.
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On Tuesday morning Steve GoncalvesKaylee’s father, openly expressed his frustration with the police on Good Morning America. He suggested:
“I have to assume and hope that this was all part of their plan and… they figured it all out. I know that there are some really good, hard working boys and girls on this case that I have met. And they looked me straight in the eye and told me straight up that they were working and they were doing everything in their power.”
But the anxiety his family is feeling as the killer is still at large is palpable. He revealed:
“My wife’s biggest fear, part of the reason we didn’t have a funeral, was because she couldn’t guarantee that the monster wouldn’t be there.”
God. We can’t even imagine.
Talking about his family’s grief, he explained that they are mourning both Kaylee and Madison, who have been very close to their daughter for a long time and consider her their “bonus child”. :
“When you’re sick, down, and out, you want a great friend who’s always there for you — and that’s what they got. There’s no Kaylee without Maddie.”
As for the pain, he says there’s still too much to handle:
“You’re numb… you can’t absorb that amount of pain and anguish.”
That makes a police update helped him a bit. Steve said they told him that despite the brutality of the crime, it would probably end very “quickly”. We also heard that three of the four were probably still asleep when they were killed. It’s a bit of consolation, said the grieving father, that “no one has to suffer and no one feels the same pain.”
Another thing he said the police told him was a lot less comforting – and a whole lot more chilling.
They explained to him that his daughter had been killed by “massive stab wounds” from a “brutal weapon”. While that might make death happen faster, it’s truly horrible to imagine. In the past, we’ve heard law enforcement refer to a murder weapon as a “Rambo-style” knife, meaning it could be a hunting knife or a Ka-Bar. What they told Steve about the weapon was even more disturbing:
“The detective said this weapon was probably something [the killer] paid for and something that they are proud of.
Well, it’s really messed up. The silver lining of that totally creepy review means it’s a piece of evidence that they have to keep private and not throw away. That’s something at least.
Steve’s final message to the viewer? Please help in any way you can:
“I must have my justice. These families deserve it. We just need to come together as a community. Send all those pieces of evidence… and kick this guy off the street.”
Of course, no one can do anything if they submit evidence and the police ignore it. Watch the emotional interview (below):
[Image via Good Morning America/YouTube.]