The owner of the house where four University of Idaho students were killed last year has given the property to the university free of charge, and the university president said on Friday, 24 Feb 2023. that the house will be demolished in the coming months. What will happen to the lot is still unknown.
“This is a healing step and removes the physical structure where the crime that shook our community was committed,” University of Idaho President Scott Green said in a statement. “Demolition also removes efforts to further sensationalize the crime scene.”
As per the report, A spokesperson for the University of Idaho, Jodi Walker, told The Washington Post that the university had been granted the property and intended to demolish it by the end of the spring semester.
“We are evaluating options where students may be involved in the future development of the property,” the president’s statement said.
A garden memorial for the four students has been announced by the university. No specific spot on campus has been chosen for it yet.
Four college students, aged 21 to 20, were found stabbed to death at the home on King Road in Moscow, Idaho, on the morning of November 13, 2022. Their names were Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle, and Ethan Chapin.
On December 30, over six weeks after the murders, Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 28, was arrested and charged with four charges of first-degree murder and one count of criminal burglary. At the time of the murders, Kohberger was a Ph.D. student at Washington State University, where he was pursuing a degree in criminal justice and criminology. The court has set a trial date for him.
Fear and bewilderment spread across the 9,000-person campus after the deaths stunned the college town. After the Thanksgiving holiday, the university permitted students to complete the semester online.
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This is not the first time a nearby university has bulldozed the scene of a notorious homicide.
Many of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims were found dead at the Oxford Apartments in Milwaukee, which were purchased and demolished in 1992 by the Campus Circle Project, a group affiliated with Marquette University. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the area is still a barren lot enclosed by a fence.
Associate professor of anthropology and psychological sciences at the University of Connecticut Dimitris Xygalatas says that it is usual for crime scenes to be demolished, abandoned, or reused following a catastrophe.
“Even as the pain remains, the knowledge that a tangible reminder of it has been undone can be soothing,” Xygalatas wrote last year in the Conversation, a nonprofit news website.
Law & Crime Network posted a tweet on January 12, 2023, with the following statement related to the incident-
Bodycam footage shows Moscow police officers responding to a noise complaint at the Idaho murders house and nearby a King Road home three months before the stabbings on August 16.
Bodycam footage shows Moscow police officers responding to a noise complaint at the Idaho murders house and nearby a King Road home three months before the stabbings on August 16. pic.twitter.com/uh0pkcCLKP
— Law&Crime Network (@LawCrimeNetwork) January 11, 2023
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