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A family member of murdered University of Idaho student Ethan Chapin has questioned why the roommate who survived the slayings didn't call the police.
Ethan's sister-in-law made several posts online before the arrest affidavit was unsealed for suspected quadruple killer Bryan Kohberger.
The court document detailed how surviving roommate Dylan Mortensen came face to face with a masked man on the night of the murders.
Ethan, 20, his girlfriend Xana Kernodle, 20, and Maddie Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 20, were all killed as they slept in the house on November 13.
His sister-in-law has since revealed that Dylan, who was in the property at the time of the killings along with Bethany Funke, called all of the roommates after she heard 'screaming and crying' coming from their rooms.
Posting in a thread on Reddit, she said: 'D supposedly called all the girls in the house after the crying and screaming stopped and no one answered – and she still didn't call the police.
Ethan, a triplet, was killed while staying at his girlfriend Xana's house on November 13 along with the three roomates
His sister-in-law said that she needed to 'explain herself and her actions' on the night of the killings
'She needs to explain herself and her actions that night.'
When questioned about who did call the police, she added: '911 caller was the friend who went in because D called him to come over because she was scared from what she heard in the night.
'He went to Xana and Ethan's room first, then called 911. Why D or B didn't call the police once is the question.'
The affidavit revealed that Mortensen came face to face with a 'bushy eyebrowed' killer but was spared along with Funke.
Mortensen told police that she heard several scuffles throughout the night and opened her door where she saw a suspect dressed in all black with a mask covering his face and heard one of her housemates say, 'there's someone here'.
She also heard the suspect say, 'it's ok, I'm here to help you' as he wandered the house committing the atrocity.
Police confirmed that a 911 call was made from the phone of one of the surviving roommates at 11:58am who requested help for an unconscious person – though it has not been confirmed who spoke to police.
It has raised the question of why Mortensen didn't contact authorities sooner, with some arguing that she may have been 'frozen' by fear.
A family member of murdered University of Idaho student Ethan Chapin has questioned why the roommate Dylan Mortensen (pictured) who survived the slayings, didn't call the police
Ethan's sister-in-law made several posts online before the arrest affidavit was unsealed for suspected quadruple killer Bryan Kohberger
Many are questioning why it took her so long to raise the alarm, after hearing 'crying' and coming face to face with the killer. Pictured (L-R) Dylan Mortensen, Xana Kernodle, Bethany Funke, Kaylee Goncalves and Maddie Mogen
The court documents show that she opened her bedroom door on several occasions throughout the night
The roommate did not contact authorities for six hours, despite hearing several of her roommates in distress as well as witnessing the killer.
Mortensen told cops she was awoken at around 4am by what sounded like victim Kaylee Goncalves 'playing with her dog' in a third-floor bedroom.
She said she looked out of her room but didn't see anything, looking again on the second occasion when she thought Xana Kernodle was crying.
Mortensen 'stated she opened her door for the third time after she heard the crying and saw a figure clad in black clothing and a mask that covered the person's mouth and nose walking towards her.
After the man moved towards her, she said that she remained in a 'frozen shock phase' as he continued past her – but let her survive.
The online discussion also dissected where the bodies were found, with the relative adding that both Xana and Ethan were found in her room.
Stacy Chapin (left), the mom of Ethan Chapin (right), urged those affected by the tragedy to 'instead look ahead,' as the recently arrested suspect makes his way through the court system
It has raised the question of why Mortensen didn't contact authorities sooner, with some arguing that she may have been 'frozen' by fear
Mortensen, left, called the authorities with Funke at 11.58am the following day - more than six hours after the attacks
Ethan’s mother has also