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Four Students Killed in Alleged Homicide Identified

November 14, 2022

MOSCOW, Idaho — Law enforcement has released the names of four University of Idaho students found dead Sunday, Nov. 13, in an off-campus apartment in a suspected homicide.

The students were: Ethan Chapin, a freshman from Mount Vernon, Washington, and a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity majoring in recreation, sport and tourism management in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences; Xana Kernodle, a junior from Post Falls majoring in marketing in the College of Business and Economics and a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority; Madison Mogen, a senior from Coeur d’Alene majoring in marketing in the College of Business and Economics; and Kaylee Goncalves, a senior from Rathdrum majoring in general studies in the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.

Next of kin have been notified.

The Moscow Police Department is actively investigating the incident and does not believe there is an active threat. The students’ causes of death have yet to be released. Moscow police will release any new information on the crime. Idaho State Police are assisting in the investigation. U of I continues to assist law enforcement in the investigation.

The university is providing additional counseling on site today and tomorrow for students and employees. Additional security is on campus to assist with Safe Walks, a free service to all students and employees.

U of I canceled classes Monday, Nov. 14, out of respect for the victims.

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Jodi Walker
Executive Director of Communications

Kyle Pfannenstiel
Media Relations Manager

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