Victims’ belongings to be removed from scene in Idaho student killings

Posted at 7:16 AM, December 7, 2022 and last updated 4:58 PM, December 12, 2022

By: Karen Lehr

MOSCOW, Idaho (KIVI) — On Wednesday, investigators will return to the King Road residence where four University of Idaho students were stabbed to death last month. Chief James Fry says they’ll collect victims’ personal belongings that are no longer needed for the investigation, and will return items to the victims’ families.

“The items will be loaded into a truck and transferred to a secure location until the families can collect the belongings,” the press release stated. “These arrangements were made in coordination with the families.”


Media and community members are asked to keep roads clear.

“Movement of the items will be done as privately as possible in an effort to maintain respect for the victims and their families,” authorities stated.

The house remains an active crime scene, as police say progress continues in the investigation.

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Chief Fry shared more on the process on the department’s YouTube page.

Idaho student killings flyer

FILE – A flyer seeking information about the killings of four University of Idaho students who were found dead is displayed on a table along with buttons and bracelets, on Nov. 30, 2022, during a vigil in memory of the victims in Moscow, Idaho. It’s been nearly three weeks since four University of Idaho students were found stabbed to death in a home near campus, but there are still more questions than answers surrounding the investigation. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Detectives are still working through more than 2,645 emailed tips, 2,770 phone tips, and 1,084 digital media submissions.

“We believe someone has information that will add context to the picture investigators are creating of what occurred that evening,” they shared again. “Our focus is the investigation, not the activities. Your information, whether you believe it is significant or not, might be one of the puzzle pieces that help solve these murders.”

To assist with the ongoing investigation, police are urging people to report any odd or out-of-the-ordinary events.

Information can be submitted:

The four victims were found dead on November 13. Police have still not named a suspect, made an arrest, or found the murder weapon.

This story was originally published Dec. 5 by KIVI in Boise, an E.W. Scripps Company.