Seeking Information in Quadruple Homicide in Moscow, Idaho.

Arrest made in Moscow homicides investigation
Moscow Police Dept. - PRESS CONFERENCE - Dec. 30, 2022

Ethan Chapin, Xana Kernodle, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen. Photo: Instagram
*Vehicle has been located* Stock photo. Detectives are interested in speaking with the occupant(s) of a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra, with an unknown license plate. Tips and leads have led investigators to look for additional information about a vehicle being in the immediate area of the King Street residence during the early morning hours of November 13th. Investigators believe the occupant(s) of this vehicle may have critical information to share regarding this case. Source: City of Moscow Police Department.

December 15, 2022 White 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra Update with Captain Roger Lanier

City of Moscow Police Department
On the evening of November 12th, Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen were at a local bar called Corner Club at 202 N. Main Street, in downtown Moscow, between 10 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. on November 13th. At approximately 1:40 a.m., Kaylee and Madison were seen on video at a local food vendor called the “Grub Truck” at 318 S. Main Street and used a private party for a ride home from downtown to arrive at their 1122 King Road residence around 1:56 a.m.

Investigators have determined that Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were seen at the Sigma Chi house on the University of Idaho Campus at 735 Nez Perce Drive. At approximately 1:45 a.m., Ethan and Xana are believed to have returned to the residence at 1122 King Road. It was previously reported that Ethan resided at the home; however, it has been determined that he was only visiting.

Detectives believe that on November 12th, the two surviving roommates had also been out in the Moscow community, separately, but returned home by 1 a.m. on November 13th. The two did not wake up until later that morning.

On November 13th, the surviving roommates summoned friends to the residence because they believed one of the second-floor victims had passed out and was not waking up. At 11:58 a.m., a 911 call requested aid for an unconscious person. The call was made from one of the surviving roommates’ cell phones inside the residence. Multiple people talked with the 911 dispatcher before Moscow Police arrived at the location. Officers entered the residence and found two victims on the second floor and two victims on the third floor.

Autopsies were conducted on November 17th. The Latah County Coroner confirmed the identity of the four murdered individuals and their cause and manner of death as homicide by stabbing. The coroner stated the four victims were likely asleep, some had defensive wounds, and each was stabbed multiple times. There was no sign of sexual assault.

Detectives are looking for context to the events and people involved in these murders. To assist with the ongoing investigation, any odd or out-of-the-ordinary events that took place should be reported. Our focus is the investigation, not the activities. Your information, whether you believe it is significant or not, might be the piece of the puzzle that helps investigators solve these murders.

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Arrest made in Moscow homicides investigation
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Court records
Moscow Homicide Case Nondissemination Order 
Nondissemination Order
Amended Nondissemination Order
Probable Cause Affidavit
Due to the graphic nature of the affidavit, I have decided not to post it on this page. Sadly, it has fueled misinformation, rumors, and speculation about the surviving roommates of this heinous crime. These young women deserve compassion and empathy, not online malcontents cooking up half-baked theories. 
Indictment {Redacted}
Court Minutes
Notice of Hearing (Jury Trial)

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