A police officer’s bodycam picked up a high-pitched noise that could have been a scream on the night four University of Idaho college students were butchered in their beds.
The noise was picked up at 3:12 a.m. on Nov. 13 by a Moscow, Idaho, police officer responding to an incident unrelated to the killings, but also near the university campus, according to reports The Daily Mail.
The noise was heard around the time the students were killed, and while some think it was a scream, others speculated it could also be the squeak of car tires driving away New email reports.
So far, police haven’t made much headway, publicly at least, in solving the gruesome deaths of Madison Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin in the three-story college town home.
The four were members of the Greek system of university and all were friends. Two students on the first floor were not injured.
Newly released video footage of a police stop involving students suspected of underage drinking was reported by internet sniffer dogs.
Also in the background of the video, several people can be seen moving quickly past police on Taylor Avenue, just two houses down from the scene.
It happened just minutes before police said the students were killed.
On December 8, a neighbor of the four murdered students also reported hearing a scream on the night of the killings.
Inan Harsh, 30, who lives in an apartment building next door to the house off campus, said he returned from his job as a cook around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 13 and later heard someone screaming, he told the Idaho Statesman.
As he fell asleep around 4 a.m., he assumed it was a “party sound” coming from the six-bedroom house at 1122 King Street in Moscow, where the murdered sorority sisters often held weekend get-togethers.
“I didn’t think anything of it,” Harsh told the newspaper. “After what happened, I was definitely concerned. Maybe it wasn’t a party sound.”
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Originally published as Idaho Murders: Scream was caught on a bodycam night of teenage murders