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Moscow police: U of I student murders, Pullman, Salem double stabbings unrelated

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Ted S. Warren – Freelancer, FR171932 AP

Flowers and other items are displayed at a growing memorial in front of a sign at the entrance to the University of Idaho campus, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, in Moscow, Idaho. Four Idaho State University students were found dead Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022, in a home near campus.

MOSCOW, ID. — The murders of four Idaho State University students and two double stabbings that took place in Pullman in 1999 and Salem, Oregon in 2021 are not related, according to the Moscow Police Department.

MPD sent out an updated press release just after 9:00pm on Friday, containing information for the public. The release said multiple media outlets have inquired whether the Nov. 13 slayings of four U of I students are related to these cases. Police say they don’t think there is any evidence they are related.

“Although these cases are similar to the King Street murders, there does not appear to be any evidence to suggest that the cases are related,” MPD said in a release.

They say community members have uploaded more than 260 pieces of digital media to the FBI, adding that 113 pieces of evidence have been collected and sent to the Idaho State Police for analysis.

At a press conference Wednesday, police said Idaho Gov. Brad Little has released $1 million in emergency funding for the investigation.

On Nov. 30, the university is holding a candlelight vigil for four students who died — Zana Kernodle, Ethan Chapin, Kayleigh Gonsalves and Madison Mogen.

Police are still gathering information. They ask that you contact them at 208-883-7180. You can also email them at tipline@ci.moscow.id.us or send digital media fbi.gov/moscowidaho.

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