‘Scream’ picked up by police bodycam night of Idaho murders: report


A police officer’s bodycam picked up a high-pitched sound that could have been a scream on the night four University of Idaho college students were slaughtered in their beds.

The sound was recorded at 3:12 am on Nov. 13, by a Moscow, Idaho cop responding to an incident unrelated to the murders but also near the university campus, the Daily Mail reported Saturday.

The sound was heard around the time the students were killed, and while some think it was a scream, others speculated it could also be the squeal of car tires pulling away.

So far, the police have not made much if any progress, at least publicly, in solving the savage deaths of Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin in the three-story home in the college town. The four were members of the university’s Greek system and all were friends. Two students on the first floor were left unscathed.

Moscow Police have released bodcam footage of the evening of the murders showing an officer conducting normal business around campus.
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The newly released video footage, of a police stop involving students suspected of underage drinking, had been flagged by internet sleuths.

Several people can also be seen moving quickly past police on Taylor Avenue in the background of the video, just two houses down from the scene of the crime.

It occurred just minutes before police said the students were killed. 

The victims pictured hours before their deaths.
The victims pictured hours before their deaths.

On Dec. 8, a neighbor of the four slain students also reported hearing a scream on the night of the murders.

Inan Harsh, 30, who lives in an apartment building next to the off-campus home, said he returned from his job as a cook around 1:30 a.m. Nov. 13 and later heard someone yell, he told the Idaho Statesman.

As he dozed off around 4 a.m., he assumed it was a “party sound” coming from the six-bedroom house at 1122 King St. in Moscow, where the slain sorority sisters would often host get-togethers on weekends.

A makeshift memorial on the University of Idaho campus.
A makeshift memorial on the University of Idaho campus.
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“I didn’t think anything of it,” Harsh told the paper. “After what happened, I’ve definitely had second thoughts. Maybe it was not a party sound.”

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