‘I have to have my justice’: Dad of slain Idaho student pleads with public for help


Moscow, Idaho — The father of Cary Gonsalves, one of four students at the University of Idaho, was mysteriously stabbed to death in his off-campus home. ABC News reported.

But Steve Goncalves said he supports and trusts law enforcement officers who are working hard to investigate.

“This is all part of their plan and … you have to assume and expect that they understand all this,” he told ABC News. I know there are some really good, hard working men and women in this case, and they looked me in the eye and told me bluntly that they were working and they were doing it. all of the power of

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“My wife’s biggest fear was one of the reasons we didn’t have the funeral,” Goncalves added, “because we couldn’t guarantee that the monster wasn’t there.”

Goncalves, 21, her lifelong best friend Madison Mogen, 21, another roommate Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kernodle’s boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, are 11. She was murdered in the off-campus home of a girl in the early hours of March 13. No suspects. identified.

Two other roommates were at the house and survived at the time, according to police, and were believed to have slept during the crime. The surviving roommate was not considered a suspect, police said.

“I can’t imagine sending your girls to college and having them come back…in an urn,” Goncalves said. cannot be absorbed.”

Kaley, the middle child in the Gonsalve family, was due to move to Texas. She said she was going to Chicago, but her parents said it wasn’t safe enough.

“She was going all over the place. She was very motivated,” her dad said. “I hope people realize that these kids were all doing the right thing and that they’re going to be the type of people you want to be your neighbors.”

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The Goncalves viewed Mogen as their “bonus child”.

“You want great friends who are always there for you when you’re sick, depressed and out on the road. And that’s what they had.” .”

According to Moscow Mayor Art Bettge, the four students are believed to have been killed between 3:00 and 4:00 am on November 13. On the morning of Nov. 13, his two surviving roommates called a friend because they thought one of the victims had passed out and hadn’t woken up, police said.

At 11:58 a.m., one of his roommates’ phones called 911 asking for help for the unconscious person, police said. “Multiple people spoke with the 911 caller,” police said, adding that they didn’t believe anyone in the home at the time of the 911 call was involved in the murder. Police said he found four victims on the floor.

Goncalves said the students died quickly and hadn’t bled for hours, so previous calls to 911 wouldn’t have saved their lives.

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“No one suffered, no one felt pain like that,” Goncalves said.

The murder weapon, which police believe to be a fixed-blade knife, was never found.

Goncalves said the victims suffered “huge holes” from “brutal weapons”.

“Detectives said this weapon was probably something [[[[killer[[[[They paid for it and are proud of it.”

Gonsalves said the only thing worse than losing her own child is knowing her killer “has a great life and you’re just in turmoil.” .

“I have to have justice. These families deserve it,” Goncalves said. “We have to come together as a community. Give us all the evidence and get this guy off the streets.”

Anyone with information can upload digital media Alternatively, contact the tip line at or 208-883-7180.

ABC News’ Timmy Truong contributed to this report.

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