Murdered Teen Called Ex-Boyfriend 7 Times Just An Hour Before Being Stabbed To Death


Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, and Xana Kernodle, 20, and Ethan Chapin, 20, were stabbed to death in the early hours of last Sunday morning.

The tracks of Goncalves and Mogen were photographed by state forensics investigators, and a mystery individual is now being hunted for in connection with the murder.

Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen and Ethan Chapin were last seen at a downtown bar and a food truck outside, before returning home at 1:45am on Sunday morning, where they were murdered between 3-4am. Their two roommates survived, but are not considered suspects.

Kaylee’s sister, Alivea, said the girls were sociable and called Kaylee’s ex-boyfriend at least seven times before the massacre. This caused some suspicion in the stabbing victims’ investigation. Cathy Mabbutt, Latah County Coroner, told NewsNation that the attack seemed ‘personal’ and that some victims appeared to have fought back.

Police said nothing appeared to have been stolen from the house where the six women shared a keycode lock, and that they were investigating social media posts and any boyfriends the women had.

However, several people didn’t believe that her ex-boyfriend was a viable suspect. Steve and Kristi Goncalves are the parents of Kaylee, one of the deceased murder victims. Kristi told a reporter that her daughter and Jack ‘would have eventually been married’ and that they were on track to reconcile after spending some time apart.

The distraught parents said another stabbing victim, Maddie, was like a daughter to them and they will never stop looking for who killed their beloved girls.

Goncalves’s sister also shared that many young people had access to the house and knew the code for the door. Because of this, it has been difficult to track down a suspect of the murder.

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