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The parents of one of the University of Idaho stabbing victims have claimed that two of students slain at their off-campus house last month have conflicting 'means of death.'
Steven and Kristi Goncalves recently spoke out about the murder of their daughter Kaylee as patience dwindles for the Moscow, Idaho police department three weeks into the unsolved killings.
Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Maddie Mogen, 21, Xana Kernodle, 20 and Ethan Chapin, 20, were all stabbed to death on November 13, likely while they were sleeping, according to the Latah County coroner. Police have not yet named any suspects, persons of interest or a motive in the case.
'I'll cut to the chase – their means of death don't match,' Kaylee's father, Steven Goncalves, told Lawrence Jones Cross Country on Saturday. He has said that Kaylee and Mogen were sleeping in the same bed when the attack occurred.
'Their points of damage don't match,' he added. 'I'm just going to say it. It wasn't leaked to me. I earned that. I paid for that funeral. … I sent my daughter to college. She came back in a box, and I can speak on that.'
Last week, Kaylee's mother, Kristi Goncalves, told News Nation that she believes police cleared some individuals 'very fast.'
The grieving parents have said they support their law enforcement, but are frustrated to wake up each day without any answers.
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Survivors Dylan Mortensen (left) and Bethany Funke (right) have broken their silence on Friday in heartbreaking statements after the murder of their four friends: Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen (on Kaylee's shoulders), Ethan Chapin, and Xana Kernodle
In a statement on Saturday, the Moscow Police Department said it had received thousands of tips, but that 'at this time, no suspect has been identified.'
'We just have no information as a family. And it's tough, day after day after day,' Kristi Goncalves told 'Lawrence Jones' on Saturday.
'I mean, every day you just wake up and think, 'Today's the day we're going to hear something,' and you see these, 'Oh, there's a break in the case,' and it'll just be something stupid.'
Police in Idaho say they still have no viable suspects in the massacre of four University of Idaho students in their home last month, while the two roommates who survived the attack have spoken out in gut-wrenching statements.
Local cops and Moscow Police Chief James Fry have faced sharp criticism in recent days, including from the families of the victims, over the lack of apparent progress in the case.
Kaylee's parents have said that she believes the cops cleared some people too quickly.
'I just feel like there have been a couple of individuals that were cleared very fast that maybe should not have been,' Kristi Goncalves told NewsNation last week, adding that she does not 'know anything about those individuals,' but she thinks police may have cleared them too soon into their investigation. It's unclear if she was referring to anyone in particular.
'I just know they were people that definitely should have been looked at,' she said.
Moscow Police Department shared this statement Saturday - admitting they've made no solid progress in catching the killer of four students murdered in their beds last month
Moscow Police Chief James Fry is seen. Police in Idaho say they still have no viable suspects in the massacre of four University of Idaho students in their home last month
In the new statement on Saturday, the department said that 'only vetted information that does not hinder the investigation will be released to the public.'
'There is speculation, without factual backing, stoking community fears and spreading false information,' the statement added.
The department said it has received 2,645 email tips and more than 2,770 calls to the tip hotline, as well as 1,084 digital media submissions to the FBI.
Investigators are poring over 113 pieces of physical evidence and about 4,000 crime scene photographs, the department said.
Meanwhile, survivors Dylan Mortensen and Bethany Funke, who were asleep on the first floor of the home as the killings unfolded on the upper floors, broke their silence in heartbreaking statements, which were read aloud by a pastor