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Idaho cops now say there was an incident at a local business which involved the ‘stalker’

Idaho police now say there was an incident at a local business which involved the stalker Kaylee Goncalves may have mentioned to her friends and family just a month before she was stabbed to death in her home. 

In an update on Monday afternoon, police said they looked into the theory that Goncalves had a stalker, as they continue to search for answers three weeks after four University of Idaho students were murdered at their off-campus house on November 13. 

Police said that in mid-October, two males appeared to follow Goncalves inside the local Moscow business and then followed her out to her car, but made no contact. 

After speaking with the two males, police determined it to be an isolated incident and said there was no evidence to suggest they were involved in the murders. 

Idaho police now say there was an incident at a local business which involved the stalker Kaylee Goncalves mentioned just a month before she was stabbed to death in her home. They also revealed that Murphy, her dog, was inside the home but did not have any evidence on him

Survivors Dylan Mortensen (left) and Bethany Funke (right), and victims Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen (on Kaylee's shoulders), Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle

Survivors Dylan Mortensen (left) and Bethany Funke (right), and victims Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen (on Kaylee’s shoulders), Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle

The update on Monday revealed that there were two males seen inside the unknown business before they parted ways, with one male following Goncalves inside the business. He was then seen following her outside the business as she walked to her car. 

The male turned away from her, and it did not appear he made any contact with her, police said. Police did not say what business the incident occurred at.   

Police contacted both males and learned that the two were attempting to meet women at the business, which was corroborated through additional investigation. 

Police also revealed on Monday that there was no evidence found on Goncalves’ dog Murphy, who was found at the scene. It has not yet been determined what room the dog was in when the murders took place.

‘During the search of the home, a dog was found in a room where the crimes had not been committed,’ according to the release. 

‘Officers did not find any evidence on the dog and there was no indication the animal had entered the crime scene. The dog was taken to Animal Services and released to a responsible person.’

Three weeks after the grizzly murders, few answers have come out and authorities have yet to name a suspect or even a person of interest in the case. 

Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Madison Mogen, 21. their roommate Xana Kernodle, 20, and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, were stabbed to death on November 13, likely while they were sleeping. 

Kaylee and Madison were sleeping on the third floor, and Xana and Ethan were on the second floor. Cops said the killer entered the house through a sliding glass door on the second floor, which was level with the backyard.

Two other roommates were in the house but were unharmed and unaware the attack occurred. They were sleeping on the first floor.

Kaylee's dog Murphy (pictured) which had been at the home at the time of the murders and was found unscathed, is now living with her boyfriend Jack DuCoeur

Kaylee’s dog Murphy (pictured) which had been at the home at the time of the murders and was found unscathed, is now living with her boyfriend Jack DuCoeur

Jack DuCoeur, 22, has been ruled out as a suspect in the quadruple homicide by police

Jack DuCoeur, 22, has been ruled out as a suspect in the quadruple homicide by police

Detectives have sifted through more than 2,645 emailed tips, 2,770 phone tips, and 1,084 digital media submissions, according to the most recent update.

‘We believe someone has information that will add context to the picture investigators are creating of what occurred that evening,’ Moscow police said in a statement on Monday.

‘Our focus is the investigation, not the activities. Your information, whether you believe it is significant or not, might be one of the puzzle pieces that help solve these murders.’

Last week, Idaho State Police spokesman Aaron Snell told Dailymail.com that it’s possible all four victims could have been intended targets of the gruesome November 13 stabbings.

He confirmed investigators have gathered enough evidence to suggest the killings were targeted, but admitted they are still no closer to identifying the murderer.

The update on Monday stated: ‘We have not changed our belief that the murders were a targeted attack. However, investigators have not concluded if the target was the residence or its occupants.’

Autopsies determined the four students were stabbed to death, likely with a fixed-blade knife, and investigators checked with local stores to see if any had sold military-style knives recently.

The murder house in Moscow, Idaho. Slain housemates Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen were found on the top floor in their beds. College lovers Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were found in a second-floor bedroom while survivors Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke were sleeping on the first floor

Kaylee and Madison were found on the top floor of the Moscow, Idaho home. College lovers Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle were found in a second-floor bedroom while survivors Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke were sleeping on the first floor

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