Idaho authorities seem to be back to square one … they just reversed a key finding in their investigation into the slaughter of four college students.
The Moscow Police Department released a “clarification” on Facebook Wednesday night, saying they are now UNSURE if the victims or the murder house were targeted by the killer or killers.
The statement read … “We have spoken with the Latah County Prosecutor’s Office and identified this was a miscommunication. Detectives do not currently know if the residence or any occupants were specifically targeted but continue to investigate.”
Latah County prosecutor Bill Thompson sparked confusion during a recent interview with NewsNation, stating the assailant/assailants were “specifically looking at this particular residence.” He added the use of the term “targeted” was likely a mistake because it implied one or more of the victims were in the killer/killers’ crosshairs.
Thompson’s words muddled the message from Moscow Police Chief James Fry, who has been adamant since the beginning of the probe that it was a “targeted attack,” but he never explained why. Police have not identified the suspect/suspects or released a motive. Few details about the crimes are publicly known.
Four University of Idaho students were discovered fatally stabbed inside an off-campus home on November 13. Investigators believe the murder weapon was a combat knife similar to the one used by the Rambo character in the ’80s film, ‘First Blood.’ But, the weapon has not been found.
With the killer/killers at large and little if no answers from police … many university students — out of fear — have opted to attend classes remotely.