- Feb 25, 2013
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Idaho college murders: Police investigating tips that one victim had a stalker, but haven't verified info
Jim Clemente, a retired FBI supervisory special agent and criminal behavioral analysis expert, told Fox News Digital on Tuesday that the killer likely knew the victims or was a stalker familiar with their habits.
"Going into an occupied dwelling with six people in … different rooms in the middle of the night is an extremely high-risk crime, unless he knows one or more of the people," Clemente told Fox News Digital. "So, that is my first thought on it: this offender did not just randomly choose this location, that he targeted one or more of the people in there. Now, that could be because he has a relationship or a past relationship with one or more of them, or it could be that he's been stalking one or more of them."
Police also confirmed Tuesday that the weapon used in the attacks was a "fix-blade knife." A medical examiner determined during an autopsy last week that all four victims were stabbed multiple times and some had defensive wounds.
General views of the house on November 16, 2002, where four students of the University of Idaho were murdered show red stains running down the foundation of the house in Moscow, Idaho. Derek Shook for Fox News Digital© Derek Shook for Fox News Digital
ETA: Noting the latest or 11/22/22 MSM has ceased labeling the red streaks on the foundation as blood but now references these as "red stains."