Four University of Idaho students killed with bladed weapon, no suspects in custody

Flowers are piled up in front of a University of Idaho sign.
Four University of Idaho students were killed Sunday, November 13. There are no suspects in custody. (Credit: Lauren Paterson)



Investigators say a weapon with an edge, like a knife, could have been used in an attack that killed four University of Idaho students on Sunday.

According to a press release from the City of Moscow, autopsies are scheduled later this week, which should provide more information on the students’ cause of death.

Currently, investigators believe the attack at a Moscow, Idaho, apartment complex was an isolated, targeted incident. There is no threat to the community, according to the release. No suspects are in custody.

The Moscow Police Department wouldn’t agree to an interview about the homicide investigation.

Investigators are establishing a timeline, following leads and identifying people of interest, according to the release.

The University of Idaho canceled classes on Monday. Some University of Idaho students have opted to leave the area early ahead of Thanksgiving break, saying they don’t feel safe, university instructors told NWPB.

According to the release, the Moscow Police Department is working with Idaho State Police and other state and federal agencies. Investigators are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact the Moscow Police Department at 208-883-7054.