Video Shows University of Idaho Students in Hours Before Killings


  • Video shows two University of Idaho students at a food truck in the hours before they were killed.
  • Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves were seen ordering a plate of pasta from the truck early Sunday.
  • Mogen and Goncalves along with Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were stabbed to death shortly after. 

Video shows two of the four slain University of Idaho students ordering pasta from a popular, late-night food truck shortly before they were brutally stabbed to death in what authorities have described as a “targeted attack.”

Friends Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves can be seen ordering a plate of carbonara from Grub Truckers at around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to a livestream broadcast by the food truck on the site Twitch. 

Authorities have said that the 21-year-old women, along with their 20-year-old friends Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle — who were reportedly dating — were slaughtered inside a home less than a mile from the Moscow, Idaho, college in the early morning hours of Sunday. 

In video from the food truck, Mogen and Goncalves were seen talking with others as they waited for their grub.

Food truck manager Joseph Woodall told CNN that the women did not appear to be in distress or danger at the time. 

“There was nothing out of the ordinary, they were definitely having a good time, but I don’t remember anybody standing out,” Woodall told the Daily Mail. “There was no one giving off bad vibes or standing around.”

Moscow Police Chief James Fry said during a Wednesday night press conference that authorities were aware of the food truck video. 

“It has helped,” Fry said of the footage. “It gives us a time and space where we know two of our victims were.”

Fry said that Chapin and Kernodle had been at a party on-campus and that Mogen and Goncalves were at a downtown bar in the hours before they were all killed.

The friends arrived at their off-campus shared home sometime after 1:45 a.m. and were later murdered, Fry said. 

Authorities have not yet identified a suspect in connection to the killings, which have sent shockwaves through the small college town. 

At the time of the stabbings, two other roommates were at the home, but 911 wasn’t called until hours after the four students were killed.

“We don’t know why that call came in at noon and not in the middle of the night,” said Fry.

He explained that police were “focusing on everyone who may be coming and going from that residence.”

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