DNA May Be Compromised In High Profile Murder Case

(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Experts say the DNA evidence in the case may present a significant problem for detectives as police try to identify the person or persons responsible for the gruesome killing of four University of Idaho students.

On November 13, Kaylee Goncalves, Madison Mogen, Xana Kernodle, and Kernodle’s boyfriend, Ethan Chapin, were discovered dead in a home close to the university’s campus in Moscow in their beds. Chapin was a guest at the residence where the women resided.

According to authorities, two roommates who were present at the time of the attack slept through it and are not thought to have been involved in it.

The killings have shocked the neighborhood, but authorities have not yet identified any suspects or found a murder weapon.

The processing of forensic evidence gathered from the crime scene was announced on the website of the Moscow Police Department. The Idaho State Authorities crime lab received more than 100 pieces of physical evidence, according to the police.

Experts say it may be challenging for detectives to use the DNA evidence given the nature of the crime and the location where it occurred.

According to Joseph Scott Morgan, a famous professor of applied forensics at Jacksonville State University in Alabama, “It’s five young women who frequently occupy that location, and then you have one who has a boyfriend who was there, certainly, and is one of the victims.”

Just by virtue of residence, “you’re going to have their shared DNA in that house.”

While police claim the surviving roommates invited friends to the house before a 911 call for assistance was made at 11:58 a.m., and responding officers arrived, they discovered the victims on the second and third floors. Neighbors have told reporters that parties and gatherings were frequently held at the house.

According to Morgan, the individuals most likely left behind skin cells and hair as a sign of their presence.

All of it needs to be considered, he said.

An expert says that DNA will be difficult because many young people live in a college residence. “If any of these occupants had additional amorous partners, possibly that would be there more frequently than others, then there might be a substantial DNA signal left behind by those persons.”

The expert pleaded with the public to exercise patience while detectives worked the matter out.