New surveillance video connected to the University of Idaho quadruple homicide case emerged on December 17, 2022. The video raised questions about a man named “Adam.”
In the video, a person believed to be Kaylee Goncalves asks, “Maddie, what did you say to Adam?” The second person responds, “Like, I told Adam everything.” The girls appear to be walking with a man.
University of Idaho students Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 29, were stabbed to death in an attack inside an off-campus home in Moscow, Idaho, in the early morning hours of November 13, 2022. In a November 18 statement, police said the coroner said all four victims were “likely asleep” when the attacks occurred, but that at least one victim had defensive wounds. Each was stabbed multiple times.
The slayings remain unsolved, and police have not named any suspects.
The new video comes on the heels of footage released the previous day of Goncalves and Mogen at a food truck with a man. Fox News reported that the man in the new video is the same man observed with the women at the food truck. Police say the man is not a suspect in the homicides.
Here’s what you need to know:
Goncalves’ Dad Says the ‘Adam’ Referenced in the Video Is a Bartender & Not a Suspect
The new video clip is 17 seconds long and was recorded shortly before the murders, which occurred after the women returned home to their three-story rental on King Rd.
Steve Goncalves, Kaylee’s father, told Fox News that the “Adam” mentioned in the new video is not a suspect.
“We’ve had that film for a while,” Goncalves said. “It’s just two girls having a good time, asking about their bartender … on the way to the Grub Truck.” He said the video was provided to the family by a business.
“We asked and we did the obvious due diligence,” Goncalves told “Lawrence Jones Cross Country.” And it was pretty clear that this individual was not a part of the investigation as far as [being] a suspect.”
Fox News reported it obtained the video from Kristine Cameron and Alina Smith, who run the Facebook page “University of Idaho Murders – Case Discussion” devoted to solving the Idaho murders.
Police have the new surveillance video, Fox News reported.
Investigators Have Intensified Their Search for the White Hyundai Elantra Seen Near the Murders, Police Say
Police stated in a December 16 press release that they have sorted through most of the digital content gathered from “critical cameras during crucial times before and after the homicides,” but will continue to review additional content “submitted by businesses, homes, and the public.”
Police are also searching for a white Hyundai Elantra seen near the King Road residence on the morning the victims were murdered.
“Investigators continue to ask the public for additional help in searching for a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra in the immediate area of the King Road residence during the early morning hours of November 13th,” police wrote. “Investigators believe the occupant(s) of this vehicle may have critical information to share regarding this case.”
In an interview posted to YouTube last Friday, Moscow Police Chief James Fry said there is still a “massive amount” of digital content for investigators to review in their search for the white Hyundai.
“We have looked at massive amounts of video footage, especially in the critical camera areas,” Chief Fry said. “We’ve looked at the 24 hours prior to and 24 hours after of those, and now we’re extending that out even further to other cameras and other time frames.”
The investigation is not expected to slow down for the holidays or the University of Idaho’s winter break, police said.
“We have investigators all across the nation that are reviewing these videos for us and sending us back information,” Chief Fry said. “We will continue to keep up this pace. We’re not going to stop investigating.”
Anyone who believes they may have information related to the case can call the Moscow Police tip line at 208-883-7180. Tips may also be submitted through a form available on the FBI website, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Digital Media Video can be submitted to the Moscow Police Department at fbi.gov/moscowidaho.
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