Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves, two of four students who were found fatally stabbed in an off-campus house on Sunday, appear to be captured in a Twitch livestream shot outside a food truck in the town of Moscow, shortly before they were killed and later discovered.
Authorities are attempting to track down and speak to other people who appeared in the video, including a man who was seen walking behind the two women and hovering nearby as they chat with each other and check their phones.
“They’re in the process of identifying the other people who were there … and what sort of contact did they have,” Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson told WIVB-TV.
The video was posted on Twitter by KHQ-TV reporter John Webb, and shows two of the victims apparently waiting for late-night eats on a crowded street. An unidentified man is seen a few feet away. It’s unclear if they speak to the mystery man at any point, and while police are seeking to ID him, there’s no definitive indication he’s involved in any way.
The footage was apparently shot just before Mogen, 21, and Goncalves, 21, were stabbed to death alongside 20-year-old Ethan Chapin and 20-year-old Xana Kernodle. As of Wednesday, their killer or killers are still on the loose, although police say there is no imminent threat to the community.
Thompson acknowledged that statement could seem to contradict the little information released so far in the slayings.
“Obviously, there’s no way police can say that there’s no risk, but what they’re seeing indicates there’s not a risk that this person will randomly attack people,” Thompson told WIVB. “I don’t think they’re going to foreclose the possibility that it could be one or more people, but right now they don’t know who is responsible.”
The murders appear to be targeted and were done with an “edged weapon,” likely a knife, that has yet to be located, authorities say. Police are still trying to put together a timeline of the activities leading up to the killings.
Goncalves had posted an Instagram message hours before her death with photos of her and friends, including Chapin, Kernodle and Mogen, writing a caption saying, “One lucky girl to be surrounded by these people.”
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