Two of the four slain University of Idaho students called a mystery man 10 times shortly before their murder, according to the sister of one of the victims.
Kaylee Goncalves made the calls beginning at around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 13, her sister Alivea told Inside Edition Friday.
“Kaylee calls [the man] six times between 2:26 a.m. and 2:44 a.m…. then Kaylee makes a final call to him at 2:52 a.m.,” Alivea said.
Roommate Madison Mogen called the same mystery man three times, from 2:44 to 2:52, Alivea said.
The Post redacted the name of the man as recited to the outlet, as he had not been named as a suspect by law enforcement authorities.
Goncalves, 21; Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, were found slain at the house they shared in Moscow, Idaho.
Police believe the “isolated, targeted” murders occurred at around 3 or 4 a.m. on Sunday and the coroner revealed the victims were “likely sleeping” when they were killed.
No signs of forced entry were found at the home, and no arrests had been made and no suspects were publicly identified nearly a week after the murder.
Two other roommates were home at the murders but were not considered suspects, according to police.
The killings came after the roommates enjoyed a night on the town, with Ethan and Xana attending a frat party and Kaylee and Maddie partying at a club before visiting a food truck, before arriving home at 1:45 a.m., police said.
Kernodle’s father blasted authorities for being tight lipped about the investigation in an interview with The Independent Friday, claiming the FBI was “not saying anything” about his “worst nightmare.”
“How can you protect some kid? You keep them at home and don’t let him go to college? They’re not gonna stay at home like that,” Jeffery Kernodle reportedly said.
The grieving father told the outlet that his daughter tried to fight of her attack, based on the nature of her injures.
“So, it’s really mind-boggling. It’s just completely unthinkable and it’s the worst nightmare.”
Authorities were alerted to the slayings by a 911 caller about eight hours after the murders. Police had not revealed the identity of the tipster.
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