According to school officials, the rental house where four University of Idaho students were discovered dead in November will be demolished.
The owner of the home, which is situated in the nearby city of Moscow, reportedly offered to donate it to the university, which will then have it demolished, according to university president Scott Green in a statement on the school’s website on Friday.
According to the post, “This is a healing step and eliminates the physical building where the crime that shook our community was done.” “Demolition also gets rid of attempts to make the criminal scene more sensational.
Four students died in the house: Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20. Their deaths shook the university campus and prompted authorities to conduct a weeks-long search for a suspect.
Bryan Christopher Kohberger, a doctoral student at Washington State University, was ultimately detained by the authorities in late December. Investigators think the man, who has been charged with first-degree murder and burglary, broke into the home with the intention of killing, then stabbed the four people to death.
According to authorities, his DNA was discovered at the crime scene on a knife sheath close to one of the student’s beds.
In a “healing garden,” Green said the university is beginning plans to erect a memorial for the four students as a spot to remember other students who the neighborhood has lost over the years.
According to him, scholarships have been created in memory of Mogen, Kernodle, and Chapin, and authorities are collaborating with Goncalves’ family to create one in her name as well. The scholarships will be given with the goal of assisting students in their academic studies.
“We will always remember Xana, Ethan, Madison, and Kaylee, and I will take every precaution to uphold their honor and pay tribute to their remembrance. We will reassemble as a group and keep helping one another. #vandalstrong, we are “Green referred to the name of the institution. In June, Kohberger will have a preliminary hearing..