New bodycam footage shows University of Idaho murder victim Xana Kernodle being accosted by cops after a noise complaint just two months before she and three friends were gruesomely stabbed to death.
It comes as police arrested a 25-year-old man in Pennsylvania in connection with the deaths of Kernodle, her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, both 20, and her roommates Kaylee Goncalves and Madison Mogen, both 21.
The video shows Kernodle, 20, speaking to police after officers responded to a second noise complaint at the now infamous King Street home at around 1am over the Labor Day weekend.
The footage uploaded by YouTuber Truth & Transparency said police had first gone to the property at 8.51pm that night before they later returned to speak to the 20-year-old who claimed she was home to ‘go to bed.’
New bodycam footage shows University of Idaho murder victim Xana Kernodle (pictured) being accosted by cops after a noise complaint
The video footage gives a chilling new insight into the activities that took place in the party house turned murder house where several people knew the security code to get in.
Footage shows Moscow police walking up to the house in complete darkness with music blasting from the property.
‘Turn the music down. Hey guys, second time, I need somebody to come to the door,’ an officer is heard saying to the partygoers.
‘Music stays off party is over.’
Walking over to the front door the officers can be heard saying ‘same place we were earlier’ discussing how they had been in touch with Madison Mogen, another victim of the slayings, earlier in the night.
Kernodle can be seen answering the door moments later in what appears to be a red hoodie and shorts before speaking to police who ask her about whether Mogen had been in touch about the first noise complaint.
The video footage gives a chilling new insight into the activities that took place in the party house turned murder house where several people knew the security code to get in
The police officer in the footage probed Kernodle asking whether she had been in touch with Mogen, who they’d already spoken to about one noise complaint, to which she replied, ‘she’s at the corner club’
‘Sorry, she is at the club, she’s 21, I’m just going to bed,’ Kernodle explains.
‘I have a couple of friends over, but this is my ID.’
The police officer once again probes Kernodle asking whether she had been in touch with Mogen to which she replies, ‘she’s at the corner club.’
‘Did she tell you about anything that happened earlier,’ the officer asks Kernodle.
‘Honestly not really I’ve just been here for the past hour just trying to go to bed, I’m not 21, my roomates are 21, I just came back to go to bed.’
An officer then explains that he isn’t there to ‘talk about the alcohol stuff’ but continues to grill Kernodle and said that it’s the second noise complaint and they may get a ‘misdemeanour citation’ if the noise continues.
‘Which means you’ll have to go in front of a judge and explain why you couldn’t keep the people in your house quiet,’ the officer explains.
‘We’ve already talked to Maddie [Mogen] once and told her the same thing the only reason she’s not getting a ticket is because she’s not standing right here in front of me.
It comes as police arrest a 25-year-old man in Pennsylvania in connection with the deaths of Kernodle (right), her boyfriend Ethan Chapin (2nd right), both 20, and her roommates Kaylee Goncalves (left) and Madison Mogen (left on shoulders), both 21
‘I’m telling you right now that if we have to come back, you’re getting a ticket.’
Kernodle asks the officers whether she is ‘fine right now’ and once again reiterates that she was home to go to bed.
‘I’m just trying to go to bed. I understand that you guys are coming here I’m just going to bed.’
The officer explains that she is ‘responsible for the residence’ and advises Kernodle to kick out any stragglers out from the home to avoid being booked.
‘The houses that are on this hill all around here we can hear you from clear down the road when we were coming up here, we could hear the music,’ the Moscow police officer said.
‘We are past the point of having polite conversation, ok? Because neighbors are being kept up.’
Kernodle finishes by apologizing profusely to the officers and said, ‘none of the other housemates were home’ but she would ‘kick her friends out.’
Police explained that they could stay if the noise was kept to a minimum, before they departed from the residence.
The footage provides insight into the hive of activity at the house, despite occupants either out or on their way to sleep.
Nearly seven weeks have passed since the brutal slayings took place at the King Street home on Nov 13 with police now tasked with removing biohazardous material and forensic chemicals.
The home of the four murdered students and their two surviving housemates Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke currently remains an active crime scene.
Authorities are now preparing to turn the crime scene back over to the landlord
Members of the Moscow Police pictured removing some of the personal items from the home last month
The Moscow Police Department said it is working with Team Idaho Property Management Services to ‘begin remediation of the residence by a private company.’
‘Starting Friday morning, we are going to be bringing in a professional cleaning crew to go to the residence and begin cleaning,’ Moscow police Chief James Fry said in a video statement on Thursday.
Merida McClanahan, supervisor at Team Idaho Real Estate and Property Management, told the Idaho Statesman that the cleanup will involve removing both biohazardous materials and forensic chemicals used by law enforcement for evidence processing.
Both police and Team Idaho Property Management Services said they do not know when cleanup will be completed.
The property owner ‘doesn’t have future plans at this time’ for the three-story house, according to McClanahan. Since 2009, the home has been owned by a limited liability company out of Colorado named 1122 King LLC, according to deeds filed through the Latah County Assessor’s Office.
‘They are unable to make a decision until after remediation services are complete,’ McClanahan told the Seattle Times.
‘They can begin going through the insurance process at that time.’
Fry said law enforcement has ‘received a lot more tips here recently’ and that they’re ‘continuing to investigate those and follow up on those.’
The public has sent in more than 9,025 emailed tips, 4,575 phone tips and 6,050 digital media submissions, and police have conducted over 300 interviews, according to the Moscow Police Department.
Police were seeking information about a white 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra that they believed may have been near the home at the time of the killings.
A college student has become the first suspect to be arrested for the murders according to NBC.
Four police sources told the outlet that a man, 25, had been arrested in Pennsylvania in connection with the deaths on November 13.
The man was taken into custody by local police in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and the FBI, according to Fox News.