Sunday, November 13, 2022: Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin were stabbed to death at their home in Moscow, Idaho in the early morning hours, sometime between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.
Earlier that night, Mogen and Goncalves were captured on a Twitch live stream close to a food truck as they waited for an order of pasta carbonara.
A sorority driver’s service brought the young women home at around 1:56 a.m.
Kernodle and her friend Chapin had returned from the Sigma Chi dorm about 11 minutes earlier.
Two other female housemates who survived the attack went to bed around 1 a.m. and did not wake up until the next morning.
Goncalves called her ex-boyfriend Jack DuCoeur seven times between 2:26 and 2:44, her sister Alivea said. He was quickly acquitted as a suspect.
That morning at 11:58 AM, 911 was called.
At 2 p.m., students were notified of the killings by the University of Idaho, and staffers urged them to “take shelter in place.”
Monday November 14, 2022: Moscow Mayor Art Bettge said the killings were a “crime of passion” to come back to later. He said the theory was one of many being considered.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022: Moscow police called the killings an “isolated, targeted attack,” adding that there was “no imminent threat to the community at large.”
But angry local residents – as well as the families of the four victims – criticized what they described as conflicting statements from investigators.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022: Moscow police chief James Fry announced that two housemates had survived.
He said there were no signs of a break-in, but declined to say who called 911 and why it was called an estimated eight hours later.
Fry angered locals by going back on an earlier claim that they were not a danger to the wider community. He warned them to “please remain vigilant.”
Thursday, November 17, 2022: The murders have been officially labeled homicide by stabbing by Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt.
She said all four victims were likely attacked while sleeping and all had multiple stab wounds.
Disturbingly, some of the victims were found to have defensive wounds – suggesting they had woken up while being attacked – but there were no signs of assault.
Sunday, November 20: DailyMail.com exclusively reveals that a local dog was skinned and filleted three weeks before the murders, sparking fears of a connection.
Police later insisted that was not the case. They added that Goncalves’ dog was at home at the time of the murders.
November 22, 2022: Police admitted that Goncalves had been tracked by a supermarket about a month before the murders, but said they were unable to verify claims she had a stalker.
November 30, 2022: Kaylee Goncalves’ father, Steve, said his daughter and friend Maddie Mogen were sleeping in the same bed when they were stabbed.
Latah prosecutor Bill Latah claimed that one of the victims was “undoubtedly a target.”
Hours later, Moscow police contradicted that claim, but admitted they did consider the crime a “targeted” crime the next day.
Six people have been ruled out as suspects: a man close to Goncalves and Mogen seen at the food truck; the driver she took home; Goncalves’ ex-boyfriend; the surviving roommates and another student who had moved out of the premises several months earlier.
December 5, 2022: Goncalves’ father, Steve, called the police an “absurd” approach to the case, claiming Moscow police had been too quick to acquit potential suspects and rule out links to other cases.
December 7, 2022: Police are making initial appeals for a white 2011 to 2013 Hyundai Elantra spotted at the crime scene around the time of the murders.
A white Hyundai Elantra was reportedly towed from suspect Bryan Kohberger’s home in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Dec. 30 after he was arrested.
December 12, 2022: Steve Goncalves reveals that Kaylee had “big open grooves” as a result of the deadly attack.
He branded officers “cowards” for not sharing more information, and said his daughter’s wounds were more serious than Maddie’s.
December 18, 2022: New footage emerges of Goncalves and Magen walking downtown hours before their murders talking about a man named Adam.
Goncalves’ family attorney later clarified that the Adam in question is a bartender.
December 27, 2022: More leaked footage shows Goncalves and Mogen at the Corner Club bar in Moscow shortly before returning home.
December 30, 2022: Police announce they have made an arrest in connection with the Scranton, Pennsylvania murders.
The suspect is named as University of Washington Ph.D criminology student Bryan Christopher Kohberger.
Kohberger was apprehended by SWAT teams at his home and charged the same morning. He is now awaiting extradition to Idaho.