Idaho stabbings: Video appears to show victims hours before slayings

(NewsNation) — New surveillance video appears to show University of Idaho stabbing victims Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen walking in downtown Moscow just hours before their deaths.

NewsNation obtained the video through the Facebook group “University of Idaho Murders – Case Discussion.”

In the video you see three people walking toward an outdoor surveillance camera on the sidewalk.

In the video, a woman asks, “Maddie, what did you say to Adam?”  

The second woman replies, “Like, I told Adam everything.”

The attorney for the Goncalves family tells NewsNation it is his understanding that Adam is a bartender at the Corner Club, where the girls were that night, and is not a suspect at this time.

The Moscow Police Department not commenting specifically on the video.

But in a statement to NewsNation, they said, “Any digital content submitted as tips and leads becomes part of the investigation. We review and investigate submissions. Findings become part of the information we do not make public to maintain the integrity of the investigation.”

Watch the new surveillance video in the player at the top of the page.

Goncalves and Mogen hung out at a local bar around 10 p.m. before stopping at a food truck just before 2 a.m.

Surveillance video from the food truck circulated online and showed Goncalves and Mogen shortly before they returned home. Police said they cleared all of the people in the footage, including a person in a hoodie seen in the background.

Police say the stabbing occurred sometime between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m.

The small city of Moscow, Idaho, was left reeling after the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students on Nov. 13.

The small community has been searching for answers in the deaths of Kaylee Goncalves, 21; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20; and Ethan Chapin, 20. The four students were found dead in a home near campus.

As the search for suspects continues, a void of new information is being filled by unfounded accusations from armchair detectives.

Goncalves made statements to friends and family suggesting she had a stalker, but police have been unable to verify that information. 

The Goncalves family is questioning whether the investigation is being handled properly by Moscow police, especially within the 48 hours after the murders. Shanon Gray, the family’s attorney, spoke to NewsNation’s Chris Cuomo.

“From the get-go we still get more and more information every day about missteps or mishaps the investigation has made,” Gray said. “One of the questions we asked when we went in was why not within the first 24 or 48 hours release some information about we are looking for someone who missed work or may have come into injuries to their forearms or hands. It is a small, small community. People who may have taken a vacation. Normal things that may be abnormal in the small community. And getting it out. And they said they didn’t do it for investigative reasons.”

Police continue to focus on the white Hyundai Elantra they believe was in the area of the house near the murders and are asking for tips related to the car.

Detectives insist the investigation is not slowing down.

MPD Public Information Officer Robbie Johnson said the investigation will not wind down despite the holidays approaching.

“It doesn’t wind down,” Johnson said. “But we realize people need a little time and rest. We need them sharp and ready and get some relief so they can come back and not miss anything. Stay focused. The intensity and the pace will stay the same. But at the same time giving people some turns to get out with their families. Get a little bit of mental break so they stay sharp.”

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