Idaho murder victim’s parent says police ruled out certain people

Kristi Goncalves, the mother of slain University of Idaho student Kaylee Goncalves, said police investigating the gruesome crime cleared certain individuals “very fast.”

Kaylee Goncalves, 21, one of four students murdered in a Moscow rental home near the university’s campus Nov. 13. Madison Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were the other victims. Police are still looking for the perpetrator.

“I just feel like there a couple of individuals that cleared very fast that maybe should not,” Kristi Goncalves’ mother told NewsNation in an interview.

She added that she does not “know anything about those individuals,” but Idaho thinks police may have cleared them too soon into their investigation. It was unclear if the Goncalves family was referring to anyone in particular, but relatives did say they are standing by Kaylee’s former boyfriend.

“I just know they people that definitely should looked at,” she told the outlet. Idaho

Idaho husband and Kaylee’s father, Steven Goncalves, told NewsNation in the same interview he doesn’t know what would prevent authorities from “sharing someone’s alibi.”

Detectives with the Moscow Police Department, Idaho handling the investigation into the murders with help from local and federal authorities, “do not believe the following are involved in this crime” at this time: the victims’ two surviving roommates who lived on the first floor of the house where the attack occurred, a man seen in video footage from a food truck Goncalves and Mogen ordered from early on the morning Nov. 13, a private party who drove the two young women home around 1:45 a.m., a man Goncalves and Mogen called multiple times in the early morning hours of Nov. 13, any individual at the house when 911 called the next morning at 11:58 a.m. and a sixth tenant at the house who moved out earlier in the year.

“Just because the police say something doesn’t necessarily make it true. So, sometimes, if you have somebody that you suspect or you don’t have enough information or evidence … you can just say everyone’s cleared. That doesn’t mean [police] can’t change their mind and turn around and arrest somebody,” former New York City Police Department Det. Sgt. Joseph Giacalone told Fox News Digital.

“So, why release a list of individuals whom detectives do not believe involved in this crime?”

Giacalone said the quadruple murder might “one of the biggest cases” he seen on social media.

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