A police officer’s body camera captured a high-pitched sound that might have been a scream the night four University of Idaho college students were slaughtered in their beds.
The sound was recorded at 3:12 a.m. on Nov. 13 by a Moscow, Idaho, police officer responding to an incident unrelated to the murders but also near the university campus, he said. The Daily Mail
The sound was heard around the time the students were killed, and while some thought it was a scream, others speculated it could also be the screeching of car tires driving away, the NY Post reports
So far, police have not made much progress, at least not publicly, in solving the wild deaths of Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin in the three-story home in the college town.
All four were members of the university’s Greek system and were all friends. Two students on the first floor were unharmed.
The newly released video, of a police stop involving students suspected of underage drinking, had been flagged by Internet sleuths.
Several people can also be seen speeding past police on Taylor Avenue in the background of the video, just two houses down from the crime scene.
It was minutes before police said the students were killed.
On December 8, a neighbor of the four murdered students also reported hearing a scream on the night of the murders.
Inan Harsh, 30, who lives in an apartment building next to the off-campus house, said he returned from his job as a cook around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 13 and then he heard someone scream, he told the Idaho Statesman.
When she fell asleep around 4 a.m., she assumed it was a “party sound” coming from the six-bedroom house at 1122 King St. in Moscow, where the slain sisters often held gatherings on weekends.
“I didn’t think anything of it,” Harsh told the paper. “After what happened, I’ve definitely had second thoughts. Maybe it wasn’t a party sound.”
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Originally posted as Idaho murders: Scream caught on body camera night of teen murders