A family member of murdered University of Idaho student Ethan Chapin has questioned why the roommate who survived the slayings didn’t call the police.
An account believed to belong to Ethan’s sister-in-law made several posts online before the arrest affidavit was unsealed for suspected quadruple killer Bryan Kohberger.
The court document detailed how surviving roommate Dylan Mortensen came face to face with a masked man on the night of the murders.
Ethan, 20, his girlfriend Xana Kernodle, 20, and Maddie Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 20, were all killed as they slept in the house on November 13.
His sister-in-law has since revealed that Dylan, who was in the property at the time of the killings along with Bethany Funke, called all of the roommates after she heard ‘screaming and crying’ coming from their rooms.
Posting in a thread on Reddit, she said: ‘D supposedly called all the girls in the house after the crying and screaming stopped and no one answered – and she still didn’t call the police.
‘She needs to explain herself and her actions that night.’
When questioned about who did call the police, she added: ‘911 caller was the friend who went in because D called him to come over because she was scared from what she heard in the night.
‘He went to Xana and Ethan’s room first, then called 911. Why D or B didn’t call the police once is the question.’
The affidavit revealed that Mortensen came face to face with a ‘bushy eyebrowed’ killer but was spared along with Funke.
Mortensen told police that she heard several scuffles throughout the night and opened her door where she saw a suspect dressed in all black with a mask covering his face and heard one of her housemates say, ‘there’s someone here’.
She also heard the suspect say, ‘it’s ok, I’m here to help you’ as he wandered the house committing the atrocity.
Police confirmed that a 911 call was made from the phone of one of the surviving roommates at 11:58am who requested help for an unconscious person – though it has not been confirmed who spoke to police.
It has raised the question of why Mortensen didn’t contact authorities sooner, with some arguing that she may have been ‘frozen’ by fear.
Ethan’s mother has also urged those affected by the tragedy to ‘instead look ahead,’ as the suspect makes his way through the courts.
Stacy Chapin said that ‘nothing has changed’ since Kohberger’s arrest and that mourners should direct their anger elsewhere.
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