Madison Mogen was one of the four victims of Moscow massacre. Four University of Idaho students were killed in a home outside the campus. The police investigating the guess suspects it’s a “targeted murders.”
In an official statement by the Moscow PD on Tuesday, all four deaths have been ruled homicide. Moscow PD Captain, Anthony Dahlinger said investigators believe an edged weapon like “knife” was used. However, the authority have failed to recover weapons from the site of the crime.
The victims, Madison Mogen and her friends, Kaylee Goncalves, Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle, were in a house off campus. The college students found their body on Sunday morning. The investigating team reported they were likely killed between 3 and 4 am that morning.
Madison Mogen was a 21 years old student at Idaho University from Coeur d’Alene. Madison was a senior majoring in marketing, according to reports. It appears Mogen, and another victim, Xana Kernodle, were best friends.
In a new report, it was revealed Madison and Kernodle used to work at the same restaurant as servers. Recently, the Mad Greek restaurant in downtown Moscow organized a memorial for all the four students who lost their lives in the incident.
The victim of Moscow homicide, Madison Mogen, was allegedly dating Jake Schriger. Madison Mogen Instagram.
The Mad Greek restaurant thanked the University of Idaho staff for stopping by. The owner of the restaurant posted heartfelt condolences on their social media. They wrote, “you will be greatly missed. Thank you for being part of our family/team and for helping me so much over the years.”
After several days, the police department says, a sharp knife-like thing was used, but they haven’t taken any suspects into custody yet. The four students were killed in “crime of passion,” but police still believe there is no ongoing community risk.
The Mayor of Moscow, Art Bettge, declined to say how the victims were killed. He added, with a crime of this magnitude, that it’s very difficult to work through. The Latah County coroner, Cathy Mabbutt, said her office will conduct autopsies on Wednesday, and couldn’t reveal any details until official reports.
Madison Mogen’s last post on Instagram shows her having a good time with her friends at the University. The 21-year-old seemed travel enthusiast and fun-to-be around kind of person. She was often hanging out with friends, Xana, Kaylee and Chapin.
Regarding her dating life; It seemed she was in a relationship with her boyfriend, Jake Schriger. The alleged couple had known each other since their high school prom. However, in one of the posts, Madison Mogen said they were just best friends.
Apart from her alleged relationship with Jake, there’s no other person. Following the news of their death, Madison and other victims friends lighted a candle at a memorial in front of Mad Greek restaurant in downtown Moscow, Idaho.
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