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4 University of Idaho students found dead in home near campus; during the homicide investigation

4 University of Idaho students found dead in home near campus;  during the homicide investigation

4 University of Idaho students found dead in home near campus; during the homicide investigation

Police: 4 University of Idaho students found dead near campus


Police: 4 University of Idaho students found dead near campus

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Police are investigating the deaths of four University of Idaho students found Sunday in a home near campus. Officers of the Moscow Police Department discovered the deaths when they responded to a report of an unconscious person shortly before noon, according to a press release from the city.

Police called the deaths homicides, which generally means the killing of one person by another, although the term does not mean the death was intentional or criminally committed.

Authorities have not released additional details, including the cause of death. Police said more information will be released later.

Brian Nickerson, fire chief of the Moscow Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services, said police were the first to arrive at the home. Fire and EMS first responders did not go inside or transport anyone from the scene, Nickerson said.

“It is with deep sadness that I share with you that the university has been notified today of the deaths of four University of Idaho students living off campus who are believed to be victims of homicide,” University of Idaho President Scott Green said in a statement posted on Facebook Sunday evening. “Out of respect for these fellow Vandals, classes statewide and online are canceled on Monday, November 14th.”

The university said counselors will be available to students at the campus counseling center, while employees will be able to access help through the employee assistance program. Green urged people to come forward if they are concerned about classmates or colleagues.

“An event of this magnitude can understandably have a significant impact on those left behind,” Green wrote. “As Vandals, we must band together and lift each other up.”

Green added that the students’ families have been notified and that the university will “continue to actively assist law enforcement efforts.”

Shortly after the bodies were found, the university advised students to shelter in place for about an hour until investigators determined there was no active threat to others in the region.

The Moscow Police Department said the investigation is ongoing and asked anyone with information to contact the department.

The city of Moscow is a close-knit college town nestled in the rolling hills of north-central Idaho, about 80 miles southeast of Spokane, Washington.

US Representative Mike Simpson he wrote on Twitter that he and his wife, Kathy Simpson, send their deepest condolences to the students’ families.

“Our hearts ache for your loss,” Simpson wrote. “Today we are all Vandals.”

Shortly after Moscow police announced an investigation into the death, University of Virginia students were also told to evacuate after police said a suspect shot fellow students on a bus as they returned from a school trip. The shooting went away three members of the school football team were killed, and two students were injured. The shooting sparked an intense manhunt Sunday, and authorities announced Monday that the suspect, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., had been arrested.

Due to the deaths at both universities, officials and other faculties sent messages of condolence.

“We were shocked to learn of the tragic deaths of four Idaho students this weekend in Moscow. We mourn the lives lost and grieve with their loved ones and the entire vandal community,” Boise State University tweeted Monday. “Our hearts also go out to the UVA community where violence claimed three lives.”





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