The Father Of Idaho Murder Victim Kaylee Goncalves Says He “Does Not Trust” The Police Investigation

Goncalves was upset that the police didn’t seem to be talking to each other while they were looking into the four murders.

Father of University of Idaho murder victim Kaylee Goncalves Steve Goncalves told current he has lost faith in the police investigation into his daughter’s death because of poor communication and a lack of progress in the case, which has left the families of the victims desperate for information.

When asked about the investigation  on Sunday, Goncalves responded, “I Do Not Feel Confident.” “And for that reason, I say a little bit more by pushing the envelope.” “I don’t want to be that guy, but everyone has a job and a role to play, and as a parent, this is mine. “

Around noon on November 13, the bodies of Xana Kernodle, 20, and her boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, 20, were found on the second floor of their Moscow, Idaho, home. On the third floor, the bodies of Goncalves’ daughter and her best childhood friend, Madison Mogen, 21, were found.

Kaylee Goncalves (pictured above) was one of the four University of Idaho students murdered on Nov. 13th.
Kaylee Goncalves was one of the four University of Idaho students murdered on Nov. 13th.

Law enforcement officials who were looking into a quadruple murder were criticized when they seemed to back away from their claim that one or more of the victims were “targeted.”

They later said that they don’t know if that’s true and that Latah County Prosecutor Bill Thompson’s claim was a “miscommunication.”

Steve Goncalves was frustrated with how secretive the police were, and he said that he was told not to say if his daughter or any of the other victims were the ones who were attacked. He did, however, ask investigators to tell the public the alibis of some people who were not named.

“There’s a lot of distance between us,” he said. “The way people talk isn’t the same as how people act on the ground.” All the police officers who are out on the streets are working very hard. But someone else is in charge of communication.

And that guy is sitting with the lawyer, telling him that he needs to protect things that have nothing to do with the case, such as the town, the community, and the college itself. Those aren’t as important to me as “He kept going.”

“I mean, I don’t want to hurt them at all, but I have a plan.” And I think it’s pretty clear that it’s these two girls, and that’s what I’m working for. “And I’m not going to let that story fall apart because they don’t want wanted posters when the next group of students comes to town,” Goncalves said.

Final photo of the victims, pictured just hours before their untimely deaths.
Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, along with the women’s two other roommates in Kaylee Goncalves’ final Instagram post, shared the day before the slayings.

Goncalves has promised to keep speaking out in public, and he has asked the families of the other victims to do the same so that the investigation can move forward.

“I’ve obviously talked to Maddie’s mother and father, and I’ve also talked to Xana’s father, who told me, “Hey, you can speak for us and help push this story.” So I’m sure about that. “That’s as far as my real communications go,” he said, adding that he hasn’t been able to “get on the same page” with the Chapin family yet. “So I try not to talk about it and just do what I’m supposed to do.” I’m not just giving everything to my daughter. “I just can’t say what other people should do.”

Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves.
Madison Mogen and Kaylee Goncalves were sleeping in the same bed when they were murdered.

When asked if he thinks investigators are getting closer to finding the person who killed his daughter, Goncalves said, “I wish I knew for sure.”

“I did sit down with the lead investigator, and when I looked into his eyes, I could tell that he was going to do everything he could to figure something out,” he said. “But if there isn’t enough evidence, that’s the part that worries me.”

Steve Goncalves talks about his daughter, Kaylee Goncalves, who was one of four University of Idaho students who were killed on Nov. 13, 2022, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, during a vigil for the four students in Moscow, Idaho. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Steve Goncalves talks about his daughter, Kaylee Goncalves, who was one of four University of Idaho students who were killed on Nov. 13, 2022, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, during a vigil for the four students in Moscow, Idaho

Goncalves also said that he thinks his daughter and her best friend may have been targeted based on the suspect’s possible entry and exit points.

He told current  that a sliding glass door or window on the second floor of the house, which meets a hill on the ground level in the backyard, “are available without having to go upstairs or downstairs.”

“You can get in and out of [the killer’s] house without going upstairs or downstairs.” It appears that he did not go downstairs. “Goncalves Was Discovered.””We can’t say for sure, but it’s clear that he went upstairs.” So I’m using logic to say that he chose to go up there when he didn’t have to.

The police have also not said anything about why the four people were killed.

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